Rose emerged in the media spotlight as a presenter on MTV Australia, followed by several high-profile modelling gigs, notably as the face of Maybelline New York in Australia. In addition to her modelling career, she has co-hosted various television shows, namely Australia’s Next Top Model and The Project on Network Ten.
Ruby Rose is making history with her latest role as Batwoman, the first openly gay superhero to headline a TV series.
Batwoman will be introduced in a December crossover event between the network’s other DC Comics shows, Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl.
A stand-alone series about Batwoman, whose real name is Kate Kane, is in development for the 2019-20 TV season. Kane is described as a highly-trained street fighter with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind.
Rose wrote on Instagram on Tuesday that she’s “thrilled and honoured” and “an emotional wreck” over the news. As a young, gay person, she never felt represented on TV.
Rose gained recognition when she was cast in season three of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black.
The character of Batwoman has been around since 1956 but was re-imagined as a Jewish lesbian, making her one of the few “out” superheroes out there. This will be the first time a LGBTQ+ character will be the lead of their own show. The character will be introduced during the crossover this year while the series is still in the script phase.
We’ve seen her movies like John Wick: Chapter 2, Pitch Perfect 3, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, and she plays a significant role in The Meg coming out this week. This is a big get as far as casting goes, and the fact that DC, The CW, and Warner Bros. cast not only a lesbian but someone who identifies as gender fluid is a big deal.
Images: Rose- Instagram