Ruby Rose revealed she is quitting Batwoman, after just ending her first season on Sunday night, claiming she did not make the call "lightly."
Ruby Rose made the announcement she is quitting her role as Kate Kane/Batwoman, after completing merely a season in the CW network show that created history as the first superhero series to feature an openly LGBTQ+ character in the starring role. In the second season, the main character will now be recast, scheduled to air in 2021.
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The actual reason Rose quit the show is yet to be revealed. However, Entertainment Weekly obtained a statement from the actress that reads:
I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season. This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles.
Back in August 2018, Ruby quit Twitter and turned off comments on Instagram after trolls targeted the actress for her role in the CW show.
Prior to leaving Twitter, Rose wrote: "Where on earth did 'Ruby is not a lesbian therefore she can't be batwoman' come from — has to be the funniest most ridiculous thing I've ever read. I came out at 12? And have for the past 5 years had to deal with 'she's too gay' how do y'all flip it like that?"
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Meanwhile, Ruby's statement on Batwoman continued, "I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity, but for welcoming me into the DC universe they have so beautifully created. Thank you Peter Roth and Mark Pedowitz and the teams at Warner Bros. and The CW who put so much into the show and always believed in me. Thank you to everyone who made season one a success — I am truly grateful."