Ruby Rose speaks for the first time on ‘game-changing’ role as openly gay Batwoman

"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 MegRose 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 ArrowThe 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.”

Read more: Here’s what fans think about Ruby Rose playing DC’s Jewish LGBTQ superhero Batwoman

Meanwhile, in other DC news, Joaquin Phoenix was recently confirmed to be playing The Joker in an upcoming movie.