Getting cast as The CW's Batwoman has been an intensely personal and emotional experience for actor Ruby Rose.
While appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote The Meg, Rose revealed how emotional the Arrowverse casting has left her recently.
"I feel like the reason I keep getting so emotional is because, you know, growing up watching TV, I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero, you know," Rose explained before taking a moment to regain her composure. "I've always had this saying, well, not me, Oscar Wilde, which is 'Be yourself because everyone else is taken' and so I always lived by that motto and then the second motto is when I came into the industry was 'Be the person you needed when you were younger.'"
Rose had been cast as Kate Kane, better known to comic book fans as Batwoman, earlier this week to appear in this December's upcoming Arrowverse crossover. The network has a spinoff series planned for the character with a midseason pilot currently being written by Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries).
"Kids [can] watch this growing up and relate to it and feel empowered and think that they can become a superhero," continued Rose on the impact of her casting for future generations.
Ruby Rose's Batwoman along with the Arrowverse's debut of Gotham City will be seen on The CW this December.
Batwoman is being overseen by producer Greg Berlanti, and written by Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries). She will executive produce alongside Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Geoff Johns. If ordered to series by The CW, Batwoman would join Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and Black Lightning on the network’s slate of DC-based shows.