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Ruby Rose gets emotional about LGBT superhero casting

Ruby Rose gets emotional about LGBT superhero casting

Ruby Rose will soon be fighting crime on TV as The CW's Batwoman, but last night she was fighting back tears talking about the role on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon".

While on the show to promote The Meg, Rose revealed that she got the call that she'd been cast as Kate Kane shortly before she had to head to the premiere for the new Jason Statham thriller on Monday.

Rose gained stardom when she was cast in Season 3 of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black".

She shared: "I kept spontaneously crying and I kind of feel like I'm going to do it now, so I'm just going to". And then there's the fact that Batwoman marks television's first openly gay titular superhero-and Rose herself identifies as gender fluid.

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Variety reports that Ruby Rose has been brought on board to play Kate Kane, Bruce Wayne's cousin who becomes a part of the Bat family and is trusted by Batman to look after Gotham when he has League business.

For those who are yet to encounter the hero in any setting, you're in an enviable position. She'll make her Batwoman debut on Arrow this fall. I feel like I'm probably going to do it now.

"And I've always had this saying. well, not me, but Oscar Wilde. which is be yourself because everyone else is taken". "It's an fantastic opportunity", she told Fallon. The second is, "Be the person you needed when you were younger". The character was reinvented as a Jewish lesbian for the DC Comics' New 52 series, becoming one of DC's first openly gay characters. In her Batwoman persona she patrols the streets of Gotham City, eager to fight crime and to confront her own demons. The network has a spinoff series planned for the character with a midseason pilot now being written by Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries).