Ruby Rose Gets Emotional Discussing Impact of Her Batwoman Role

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While appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote The Meg, Rose revealed how emotional the Arrowverse casting has left her recently. Rose identifies as gender fluid and is best known for her roles in "Orange Is the New Black", "Pitch Perfect 3", and "John Wick: Chapter 2". "I was just like 'Wow, not only can kids watch this growing up and relate to it and feel empowered and think that they can be a superhero, but also I can go and do these things like visiting hospitals and kids and people in need, '" she said.

"This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different", she wrote.

Australian actress Ruby Rose has admitted that being cast as the first openly gay superhero in a TV series feels like a "game changer".

Rose's Batwoman casting came weeks after Supergirl picked transgender activist Nicole Maines to fill the series regular role of Nia Nal aka Dreamer, television's first transgender superhero. When she did, she couldn't help but get choked up at the prospect.

"It's an incredible opportunity, obviously", she said. With Batgirl, "I felt like one motto led me to the other and I just kept crying about it". "But I'm so thrilled".

On the new season of the DC Comics drama, Rose will be playing Batwoman.

Rose will make her debut as Gotham's red-headed savior during The CW's annual crossover event this winter, before hopefully getting a show of her own in 2019.

Kane is described as a highly trained street fighter with a passion for social justice. She's even served as the primary featured hero for Gotham City in Detective Comics while Batman wasn't in the picture. It looks like it's coming full circle for her.