After The CW announced that Ruby Rose (Orange is the New Black) had been cast as Batwoman in the annual DC superhero crossover event, the actress took to Instagram to call the role "a childhood dream". The news wasn't public at the time, and Rose was anxious she was going to slip up and accidentally tell someone while walking the red carpet, because she "kept spontaneously crying" about her casting.
Rose revealed she found out about the role moments before the Los Angeles premiere of The Meg on Monday and avoided journalists on the red carpet because she kept "spontaneously crying". "I feel like the reason I kept getting so emotional is because when I was growing up watching TV, I never saw someone I could identify with, let alone a superhero".
Actress Ruby Rose attends the U.S. premiere of 'The Meg in Los Angeles, California, on 6 August 2018. 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. "It's an fantastic opportunity". When she did, she couldn't help but get choked up at the prospect.
"The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored". Batwoman will be the first openly lesbian superhero to lead her own television series should the in-development Batwoman series be picked up by The CW after the character debuts during the Arrowverse crossover this December.
Batwoman, also known as Kathy Kane, was first introduced to the DC Comics universe as a love interest for its flagship hero Batman in 1956.
Logline: Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence. It looks like it's coming full circle for her.