Yvonne Craig once said that Bruce Wayne was ''too square'' for Barbara Gordon

Clearly, she'd never seen Bruce Wayne do the Batusi.

Before she kick-spun her way onto the screen (and into our hearts) as Batgirl, Yvonne Craig was busy spinning in the Ballet Russe. Craig had performed in the company for about three years before she was offered an opportunity to go to Europe. However, she elected to continue her journey on the screen.

In an interview with the Sioux City Journal, Craig explained, "I got side-tracked with movies. Ballet isn't exactly a thriving business, you know, so I didn't go to Europe." While the switch from stage to screen was a big one, Craig was pleased with the decision and reminded everyone, "Don't forget that the working life of a dancer is comparatively short when you compare it with an actress' working life."

Moreover, Craig found that she actually preferred the pace of an actress' working life when she joined the cast of Batman in the third season. Of the pace of television, Craig said, "It kind of makes for an exciting week." She also added that she believed television to be a beneficial way to gain more film opportunities. She said, "It's the best way to get into the public eye and to attain better movie roles."

Craig was also pressed about Barbara Gordon's potential love interests in the series, though the actor wasn't especially concerned with Batgirl's romantic life. However, of the caped crusader, she said this much: "Barbara Gordon thinks Bruce Wayne is too square for her." She also called Batman "out of reach" as a romantic prospect.

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17 Comments

lbwilmoth 9 months ago
Yvonne Craig was very hot! I first fell in love with her watching her in Elvis movies. Damn, I had a crush on her as a Young Man.
StrayCat lbwilmoth 9 months ago
You want to see HOT, watch her in the Star Trek episode "whom gods destroy". She was hot even when painted green, and she showed us a few ballet moves as well.
lbwilmoth StrayCat 9 months ago
Oh I've seen it 😜
Peter_Falk_Fan 9 months ago
Apparently, she never saw Batman cutting a rug. Besides, I believe Catwoman is the one for Batman.
11brendle 9 months ago
Yvonne Craig will always be remembered for how beautiful she was but she was a great actress as well.
Bapa1 9 months ago
Yeah, she seemed to be a Joker kind of gal.
Andybandit 9 months ago
YC was good as Batgirl.
She sure rocked the costume. She left us too soon.
BrittReid 9 months ago
Batgirl is correct. Bruce and Dick were about as square as you can get.
harlow1313 9 months ago
Sure, Bruce Wayne was square, but he was no Joe Friday, the squarest square from Squaresville.
rb5391 9 months ago
now batgirl should have had her own spinoff
MrsPhilHarris rb5391 9 months ago
Oh I would have loved that.
Kaydee rb5391 9 months ago
Realistically, how far would a spinoff had gone for Batgirl just kicking bad guys
ncadams27 rb5391 9 months ago
Batgirl could have teamed up with Honey West and Emma Peel.
BrittReid ncadams27 9 months ago
Two of my all time favorites.
LoveMETV22 Kaydee 9 months ago
Depending on how the character was designed in a spin-off. Maybe 3 seasons ( just like Batman).
Runeshaper 9 months ago
Good insight into Yvonne Craig's experiences. Thanks, MeTV! (-:
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