Ruby Rose cast as Jewish lesbian superhero Batwoman

Ruben Ruiz
August 9, 2018

Explaining the significance of the move, she told The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: "I found out that I got cast as Batwoman".

Rose wrote Tuesday on Instagram that she's "thrilled and honored" and "an emotional wreck" over the news.

"I feel like the reason I kept getting so emotional is that growing up, watching TV, I never saw someone on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero, you know?"

Rose will make her first appearance as the character this December in the Arrow-verse Crossover Event which brings together characters from "The Flash", "Arrow", "Supergirl", and "Legends of Tomorrow".

Ruby Rose also stars in "The Meg", which is out in cinemas shortly. "I kept thinking about, "What are they going to say?' Because they always say, 'What do you have planned next?' I thought: Either I'm going put my foot in it and accidentally say something, or I'm going to just start crying". With Batgirl, "I felt like one motto led me to the other and I just kept crying about it". So I always live by that motto, and the second motto when I came into the industry was be the person that you needed when you were younger.

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The character of Batwoman has been openly gay in the comics since 2006 when she was reintroduced as a lesbian of Jewish descent.

"It's an awesome opportunity, obviously", she said.

Both Variety and Deadline report that Rose, now appearing in the giant-shark action movie The Meg, has been tapped to portray Kate Kane in both the upcoming Arrow/Flash/Supergirl crossover special and the potential Batwoman series being helmed by Caroline Dries that could air in 2019.

The character, DC Comics' first openly lesbian superhero, will debut on an upcoming crossover episode expected to be aired later in 2018.

Other reports by GizPress

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