Ruby Rose Speaks Out About Batwoman Exit

Lawrence Kim
May 28, 2020

Ruby Rose has been quiet since hanging up her cowl and cape, but the out actress has finally spoken out on her shocking decision to leave Batwoman after one season.

Rose's Batwoman, AKA Kate Kane-a character fans of the comics know is an out-and-proud lesbian-made her onscreen debut in a crossover special from The CW's Arrowverse called "Elseworlds".

In a statement on her Instagram page, accompanied by a fan video, she thanked those involved in the show and lent her support to season two of the drama, despite choosing not to be involved. If I mentioned everyone it would be 1000 tags. but Thank you to the cast, crew, producers and studio. Like in her statement, she acknowledged the Batwoman cast, crew, producers and studio as well as her character's cultural significance as the first gay lead character - male or female - of a live-action superhero series.

"I didn't want to not acknowledge everyone involved and how big this was for TV and for our community", the Australian actress wrote on Instagram.

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Ruby Rose Speaks Out About Her 'Batwoman' Exit: 'Those Who Know, Know'

Today, Rose said that "I have stayed silent because that's my choice". "I'm sure next season will be incredible also. hangs up cowl and cape". Rose's words echoed her original statement when she first revealed the news. An unnamed source told TV line that leaving was not entirely her choice. The series will recast the lead role ahead of its second installment, which is expected to premiere in 2021.

In 2019 Ruby shared that she sustained severe injuries on the set of the show and underwent emergency surgery after an injury left her facing possible paralysis. She had previously appeared on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black and appeared in supporting roles in several other films. "Thank you to everyone who made season one a success - I am truly grateful".

This clearly did not get better from there since The CW willingly allowed Rose out of her contract, something the Arroweverse has never done before. Usually, when a star exits a show, it's for a tragic reason (e.g., when "Spartacus" star Andy Whitfield tragically passed away from cancer at age 39, causing Liam McIntyre to be re-cast) or it's several seasons into a series, a la Jennifer Morrison exiting ABC's "Once Upon a Time" after six seasons.

Unfortunately, she doesn't touch on why she ultimately made a decision to part ways with The CW sseries, explaining that she has chosen to remain silent.

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