Ruby Rose gets emotional about LGBT superhero casting

Angelo Anderson
August 9, 2018

And Ruby Rose was the image of joy when she swung by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for an episode that will air Wednesday evening.

Should the Batwoman standalone series go ahead next year, it will see Rose (who is part of the LGBTQ+ community) return to the role, operating on her own in Gotham as "a highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence", according to a previously released synopsis. "I get to be Batwoman", she said. "I was so nervous during the red carpet that I basically skipped everybody. I feel like one motto led to another". "I've always had this saying - well, not me, Oscar Wilde - but same thing".

While many people are happy about the CW bringing a lesbian superhero to television, but many in the Arrow-verse fandom aren't sold on the idea of Rose in the role quite yet.

Watch her explain below! She told Fallon that she is looking forward to visiting kids in hospitals to empower them that they, too, can be superheroes. "I'm also an emotional wreck because this is a childhood dream", she wrote.

First introduced in 1956, Batwoman largely disappeared from continuity until 2006, when she was reintroduced and reinvented. The actress is to play Batwoman, the first lesbian superheroine in a new series scheduled for 2019. She's even served as the primary featured hero for Gotham City in Detective Comics while Batman wasn't in the picture.

Batwoman will debut on the small screen in December in a crossover with the universe of The Arrow, which is home to characters like "Supergirl", "Flash" and, of course, "Arrow".

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