Batwoman star Nicole Kang completely transforms into Poison Ivy (Photo)
After a few weeks of hints, Mary Hamilton was officially revealed as the new host of Poison Ivy on âBatwomanâ this week. And in a first photo from next week’s midseason finale, Nicole Kang fully embraces her new dark (green) side.
In “How does your garden grow?” This week, we just saw the influence of Ivy in Mary’s eyes, which changed from her typical dark brown to a striking green. There was also a not-so-subtle tribute to Uma Thurman’s turn as a villain with Mary’s hairstyle, but obviously that’s not enough.
Check out Nicole Kang’s full transformation in the photo below.
Now, Mary Hamilton rocks Poison Ivy’s red hair (which isn’t special effects colored. Kang really dyed it for the role). And of course, she absolutely serves this all-green costume.
âI created this costume to reflect Mary’s desire to be seen and heard by her loved ones, while maintaining her unique eye for fun and whimsical fashion; a strong shoulder and a corset to symbolize a trellis guiding her alter ego upwards, âsaid costume designer Maya Mani.
As for Kang herself, she couldn’t be more excited to become an iconic Gotham villain.
âI am so excited to bring you Poison Ivy. It is here … finally! It’s a phrase I never thought I’d say. Wow, âKang said in a statement. âIn our story, I’m very proud that Poison Ivy is an Asian villain whose danger does not stem from his stranger or his mystique. Instead, we discover his personal motivations alongside those of the OG Poison Ivy and see them intertwine in an organic and powerful way.
âI’m so honored to be a Korean girl online behind THE Uma Thurman to play the upcoming live action movie Poison Ivy (what ?!). Hopefully the future has room for others like me and beyond to portray one hell of a character. For all that you have let me feel and scream and become through you, Poison Ivy, thank you.
So, for those wondering, yes, Bridget Regan will still appear as the original Poison Ivy, Pamela Isley, this season. For now though, she’s buried somewhere under Gotham, thanks to Batman and his ex, Renee Montoya (Victoria Cartagena) – not dead, but certainly not in full swing.
From what we’ve seen this week, it appears that by infecting Mary, Pam has some sort of mental connection with her. As Mary explains to Montoya in the Botanic Gardens, Pam is still mad at Renee and certainly doesn’t want the detective to find her finally.
Before the cops can catch her, Poison Mary escapes and eventually manages to escape Gotham – with the help of Alice (Rachel Skarsten). It was Alice who figured out that Mary’s trigger was sunlight, and with that, she gained the trust of her “evil” stepsister.
And it looks like this new bond won’t break anytime soon. As Rachel Skarsten told TheWrap in October, âThey become good buds. Kind of like Bonnie and Clyde do.
The âBatwomanâ midseason finale airs on The CW on Wednesday, November 24 at 9 p.m. ET.