Fans of Kate Kane’s Batwoman are thrilled that Ruby Rose is playing the character for The CW and now the actress is opening up about the part. For starters, she feels that the part is “a game changer” and was almost “spontaneously crying” when she went to talk about it. This isn’t a “game changer” for her career-wise either as she has already had hit performances on ‘Orange is the New Black’ and the upcoming feature film ‘The Meg.’
For the actress, this is entirely about representation as she shared on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon.
— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) August 9, 2018
In the comics, Kate Kane’s Batwoman is openly gay, and she will be on the series as well when introduced in this year’s CW superhero crossover event in the Arrowverse:
“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.”
Rose is a lesbian that identifies as gender fluid, so being able to play a character that embraces these aspects of herself and is a hero to boot is clearly a “game-changing” moment in her life.
The CW is currently describing Batwoman by saying that she is “Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.”
The actress isn’t just excited about being able to play the character but being able to follow in the footsteps of other actors who have taken on superhero parts because now:
“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.”
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Source: Entertainment Weekly