‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1’ ’Robin’ Clip

We also have five photos of Ariel Winter’s Robin and an interview with the actress discussing her female version of this Batman’s sidekick.

Warner Home Video has released a final clip and five new photos from Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1, all revolving around Ariel Winter's character Carrie Kelly, a.k.a. Robin. Take a look at this scene where Robin shows off her rooftop running skills, then check out the photos of this heroic sidekick. The studio has also provided an interview with the actress discussing her character, which you can read below the video and photos.

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Imagining many of your fans are experiencing Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 for the first time, describe your character Carrie Kelly's place in the story.

Ariel Winter: Carrie is sort of a street kind of gangster girl who lives in this shady part of Gotham City. She's always dreamed to meet her hero, Batman. One day she's walking with her friend Michelle, and they get mugged by the Mutants - but Batman saves her. So she then sets out to be Batman's partner in crime, er, crime-fighting. And eventually, she succeeds and becomes Robin.

How do you see Carrie's sense of Batman?

Ariel Winter: I think Carrie feels super ecstatic when Batman includes her in his little facade of Batman and Robin. She feels so honored. It's a really big deal for her. I think she's not really not just a crime fighter, though, she's kind of like his daughter. She really cares for him, and he really cares for her. They're like family.

Are there similarities between Ariel Winter and Carrie Kelly, and how did that help/hinder getting into character?

Ariel Winter: Carrie and I share a lot of characteristics. We both like crime fighting. We both like Batman. We would both blow off school for crime fighting. (giggles) Actually, no, I would do my school during the day and then crime fight at night. It wasn't really hard getting into Carrie's mindset because I've always wanted to play the sort of Tomb Raider, Kick-Ass role where the girl is really the brains behind the power. So I was excited when I got to do it. I just devoured the script. I was surprised. It was pretty violent. I read it and I saw some of the things and I was like, 'Whoa! That is so cool.' I'm a big fan of that action, thriller sort of thing, so it was exciting for me to read.

How important to you is being the first female Robin?

Ariel Winter: It's really cool to be the first female animated Robin. There's been so many amazing boys, but I think I can just bring something new that the fans have never experienced. So I'm really honored to be part of such a fantastic project. Female empowerment really is important to me. I'm a big nerd of the books from the 15th Century and 16th Century, when the men had all the power and the women had none of it. So to have Robin be a girl is cool because it gives girls a chance to know that they can do everything boys can do, and even better. No offense (laughs), but it's true.

Are you into comic books?

Ariel Winter: I'm an avid reader, so anything I can read is awesome. I go into comics stores and I can be in there for hours. It's truly amazing when you open a comic book, because you're immediately sucked in from the first line. The writing, the graphics, the artwork - it makes you feel like you're inside the story.

You're 14 and acting all the time. How do you balance acting with education?

Ariel Winter: You have to be really smart to be an actor. It's not just saying lines. You have to know the thoughts behind each line, to know what you're saying. So I think it's very important to get an education. And I won't be going to college for acting or film school - I will probably go to college for medical research because it's something that really interests me. I always tell kids that you've got to have something else to fall back on. Acting is my first love. I hope I can do it for the rest of my life. But I'm going to go to college and get a degree in something else. I really feel school is important.

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 was released September 25th, 2012 and stars Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Wade Williams, Michael McKean. The film is directed by Jay Oliva.

Sources: Warner Home Video

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  1. SherlockHolmes2009

    @mcleve02 Sh*t man, well Im glad your alright

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    @bawnian-dexeus Well I was never a big fan of her anyways... i never liked Robin much until really started getting into things such as Son of the Demon and what not...

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  3. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 Nah, just me personally not liking a female robin that looks like a boy

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    @bawnian-dexeus Yeah.. but anywho to get back on subject! This from what I see with all the videos has a number of moments that capture art from the comics, but the structure of putting all the slides together seems sloppy... is that the case or is it perhaps just something I am seeing in the videos?

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    @bawnian-dexeus haha did you not read my post to Sherlock? Craziness in the air last night for sure!

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    @bawnian-dexeus Is it bad enough to make me wish my plane would have just crashed!? XD

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  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @mcleve02 Robin. Ignored talking about her in my review, but she had a gender bender thing about her.

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    @bawnian-dexeus whose hair now?

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  9. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Didn't like her hair though

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    @SherlockHolmes2009 No man! I am stuck at work! I woke up late too because there was some serious insanity with my flight home last night! First the lights went out on the runway at Reagan, so we circled in the air for awhile waiting for them to be fixed... We ran out of fuel and had to do an emergency landing at Dulles... But we were not allowed in the airport because there was a bomb threat... so we had to slide and have a bus transport us away from the plane sitting in the middle of the runway... It was some serious sh*t!

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  11. SherlockHolmes2009

    @mcleve02 I bet you got it right now haha

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    @SherlockHolmes2009 haha! I will have it soon enough for sure!

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  13. jasdjqs

    saw it, it was a good movie, cant wait for the next one

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  14. Dan

    Good movie.

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  15. A7sus4

    She's not the first female Robin. Stephanie Brown became Robin briefly after Tim Drake, who later returned.

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  16. Dark enV

    I've already seen the movie. It was good, can't wait for part 2

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  17. SherlockHolmes2009

    Tomorrows the big day, I know @mcleve02 will probably be camping outside to get the first copy haha

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