Had it not been for Warner Bros. Discovery’s untimely cancellation, “Batgirl” would have given Natalie Holt the experience she so desired. “I also really wanted to do a film,” she said in her interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “I haven’t really had a big film to work on yet, so hopefully that day will come soon.” While she’s still waiting for a blockbuster movie to come her way, Holt has kept busy by working with some unmatched talent.
As if Danny Elfman wasn’t big enough, Holt worked directly with legendary composer John Williams. Although she served as the main composer, Holt and Williams collaborated on the theme for “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” And to make that experience even more incredible, she made history with the Disney+ series, becoming the first woman ever to score a live-action Star Wars project.
Even earlier in her career, Holt was an assistant for composer Martin Phipps, whose work includes “Black Mirror,” “Peaky Blinders,” and Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon.” Reflecting on her time working alongside these industry leaders, Holt stresses the benefits of up-and-coming composers learning from those with more experience. “It feels like a mentor system,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “If you’re learning the craft of stonework or if you’re an artist, you train with people at the top of the profession, and so I think it’s really important that composers pass information down.”