Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Ruby Rose Is Officially The CW's Batwoman

Ruby Rose Makes History After Being Cast As Batwoman, The First Lesbian TV Superhero Batwoman: Everything You Need To Know
Adrian Cunningham | 09 August, 2018, 18:29

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".

"It's a game changer", Rose told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Wednesday.

Rose, known for starring in TV series Orange Is The New Black, appeared visibly emotional and added: "I am so thrilled". When she did, she couldn't help but get choked up at the prospect. "I found out an hour before I did the premiere for "The Meg" and I was so nervous doing the red carpet that I basically skipped everybody because I kept spontaneously crying and I feel like I'm probably gonna do it now".

As previously reported, Rose will star in The CW's adaptation of the comic book for its connected superhero universe that already includes shows like "The Flash" and "Supergirl". Rose talked about what the role means to her by sharing her motto since she came into the entertainment industry: "Be the person you needed when you were younger".

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But what she's especially looking forward to is dressing up as Batwoman, meeting kids at hospitals who will very likely look up to her.

First introduced in 1956, Batwoman largely disappeared from continuity until 2006, when she was reintroduced and reinvented.

CW's Kate Kane, with Ruby Rose, will be DC's first LGBTQ character to make an on-screen debut and not be straight-washed. She's even served as the primary featured hero for Gotham City in Detective Comics while Batman wasn't in the picture.