The Orange Is The New Black actress, who is herself attracted to women, expressed elation Tuesday at her casting as a gay Batwoman. I found out an hour before I did the premiere for The Meg and I was so nervous during the red carpet that I basically skipped everybody, because I was anxious that. because I kept like spontaneously crying.
The actress explained that she just found out she won the part of the lesbian superhero on Monday night, just before she was supposed to walk the red carpet for the premiere of "The Meg".
Ruby Rose has won the role of a lifetime.
"It's an wonderful opportunity, obviously", she said. "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. I feel like one motto led to another". The second is, "Be the person you needed when you were younger". "But yeah, I'm so thrilled".
Rose will debut as the character during the network's annual superhero crossover event in December.
A press release from the CW describes Batwoman - whose real name is Kate Kane - as "an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence" and "armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind". "In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope".