Ruby Rose has been cast as the new Batwoman for CW’s reboot, and the openly lesbian star says that she couldn’t be more emotionally thrilled to take on the iconic part. Rose sat down on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and told the talkshow host “I’m so thrilled. It’s a game changer. Growing up [and] watching TV, I never saw somebody that I could identify with… let alone a superhero!”
The former Orange is the New Black star said that while she used to go into hospitals as herself to visit sick children now she visits them dressed as Batwoman. “Wow, not only can kids watch this growing up and relate to it and feel empowered and think that they can be a superhero. But also, I can go and do these things like visiting hospitals and kids and people in need. It’s a really amazing opportunity,” she said.