"Growing up, watching TV, I never saw someone on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero"
Ruby Rose has spoken about her casting as Batwoman for the first time describing the “game-changing” nature of her role as a lesbian of Jewish descent.
The titular character, also known as Kate Kane, was first introduced into the DC Extended Universe in the 1950s as a love interest for Batman. However, she was reintroduced in 2006 as a lesbian of Jewish descent.
While appearing on The Late Show With Jimmy Fallon to promote The Meg, Rose had a chance to speak on her casting. “It’s a game-changer. I found out an hour before I did the premiere for The Meg and I was so nervous doing the red carpet so I basically skipped everybody because I kept spontaneously crying”.
“I feel like the reason I got 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?”
Watch the full interview with Ruby Rose below.
Batwoman will be broadcast on as a part of the CW universe, which is also home to other DC Comics-based series, including Arrow, The Flash, and more. In a synopsis for the show, Batwoman is described as being a woman who is “armed with a passion for social justice and flair for speaking her mind.”
Meanwhile, in other DC news, Joaquin Phoenix was recently confirmed to be playing The Joker in an upcoming movie.