Ruby Rose gets emotional over Batwoman casting on The Tonight Show


Ruby Rose got a little emotional on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon discussing her “game changer” role of being an openly out Batwoman.

When Ruby Rose sat down with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Wednesday, the actress admitted she hasn’t had that much time to process the incredible news of her being cast as Batwoman.

She told Fallon she’s been in an understandably emotional state since learning the casting news. Rose will star as Kate Kane for The CW’s annual DC Arrowverse crossover event in December, and she may even get her own solo series as the caped crusader. In the comics, Kate is openly gay and the show will follow suit for the television show.

The Meg actress said she learned she landed the role an hour before her premiere for the shark thriller’s premiere and “basically skipped everybody” because she was so filled with nerves. Rose added that she was about to spontaneously cry at any moment.

The actress later shared her excitement to play a queer Batwoman on Instagram, saying:

"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."

Rose, who is a lesbian and identifies as gender fluid, discussed the importance of the character to the LGBTQ community with Fallon, saying:

"I feel like the reason I get so emotional, growing up watching TV, I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero. I have always had this saying — I mean, not me, Oscar Wilde — which is be yourself because everyone else is taken. 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. I feel like one motto led to another."

While Rose will play Batwoman on TV, she says she’s ready to be a superhero in real life too by visiting children in need.

"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 in and do these things like visiting hospitals and kids and people in need. It’s an amazing opportunity."

Rose’s impressive resume as an actor paired with her huge heart proves to us she is more than ready to save the day, in real life and on TV.

Watch Ruby Rose’s appearance on The Tonight Show here:

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