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Ruby Rose Opens Up About Being Cast As Batwoman

She reveals why the character is so fitting for her.

In 2019, a television series based on the character of Batwoman is coming to The CW,  joining a roster of other DC series on the network, including “Arrow,” ” The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” “Supergirl” and “Black Lightning.” Australian actor Ruby Rose will play the eponymous character on the new show, and she appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Aug. 8 to talk about what the role means to her.

The character of Batwoman/Kate Kane is openly gay, which Rose hopes will help young members of the LGBTQIA community feel more represented on television, something she says was lacking when she was growing up. Watch her conversation with host Jimmy Fallon about her exciting new opportunity in the clip below:

Rose told Fallon that she found out about the role just before walking the red carpet for the premiere of her movie “The Meg,” and she was so emotional she thought she might burst into tears at any moment as she took reporters’ questions.

She then recalled a quote from Oscar Wilde, which she said she has always considered her motto: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

“And the second motto when I came into the industry was, ‘Be the person that you needed when you were younger,'” she added. “One motto sort of led me to the other, and I just kept crying.”

Rose also revealed how fitting it is that she will now play Batwoman, as her family has a long history with bats. As a child, her mom had bats as pets and even has a Batman tattoo. Inspired by her mom’s fascination with bats, when Rose herself was growing up, she made her own bat wings out of cardboard. She told Fallon she’s looking forward to upgrading to a new and improved pair with her new role.

Will you tune in to the Batwoman show?