Drew Barrymore is one of the most popular actresses of all time. Her acting chops combined with her lethal beauty made her a name to reckon with in the film industry. As a result, she ruled the box office in the ’90s and early 2000s. Due to her immense popularity, she was also cast in the 1995 film titled Batman Forever. In this film, the role of Batman was portrayed by Val Kilmer, and Drew Barrymore played Sugar, the romantic interest and partner-in-crime of Two-face.
In this article, we will look at the character arc of Sugar and how significant was she in the events of the film.
This movie featured multiple villains in Two-face, his girlfriends, and the Riddler. After the film begins, we learn that Sal Maroni burns the face of District Attorney Harvey Dent with acid. Batman fails to save Dent, which ultimately turns Dent mad turning him against Batman.
We also see that Edward Nygma is an employee of Wayne Enterprises and develops a technology to beam tv signals directly into the brain of people. Bruce rejects the development of this technology, fearing its misuse in mind control. Two-face then disrupts a circus event of the Graysons and holds them captive, threatening to blow them up if Batman does not surrender.
Two-face, however, manages to kill the mom and dad of Dick Grayson, after which Bruce adopts young Dick as his ward. The rest of the movie’s plot focuses on the Riddler and Two-face joining forces and developing the Riddler’s tech to steal all the information from the minds of Gotham’s citizens. In the process, they also set out to solve the biggest riddle in the form of Batman’s true identity.
After discovering Batman’s true identity, the Riddler and Two-Face also kidnap Dr. Chase Meridian, Bruce’s love interest in the film. The movie further explores how Batman will choose between his loved ones when faced with a choice to save one between them.
Drew Barrymore In Batman Forever
Drew Barrymore played a character named Sugar in this film. Sugar was initially introduced as a love interest for DA Harvey Dent and eventually becomes his henchwoman. Two-Face has two henchwomen. One is Sugar, the other Spice. Sugar tends to be the soft and emotional one in the pair. However, she still has some semblance of humanity, unlike Spice.
When the Riddler discovers Batman’s true identity, he sends Sugar to distract Bruce Wayne so that the rest of the villains’ can execute their plan of kidnapping Dr. Chase Meridian and Robin. Nicole Kidman played Dr. Chase. After kidnapping Dr. Chase and Robin, the villains invited Batman to his lair and presented him with the riddle of choosing between his loved ones. Sugar pulled down a curtain revealing a tied-up Dr. Chase; meanwhile, Spice also similarly revealed Robin to Batman.
How Batman saves both of them and defeats both villains forms the film’s crux. The role of Sugar was very well-received, and her portrayal of a villain’s henchwoman with a positive attitude became quite popular among the fans as well.
Whereabouts of Sugar
After Batman defeats the villains successfully and saves both Dr. Chase and Robin, Sugar, and Spice both escape from Gotham city and are never seen again. They run to avoid police capture.
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