Ruby Rose gets emotional about LGBT superhero casting

Ruby Rose gets emotional about LGBT superhero casting

Ruby Rose has made history after being cast as Batwoman, the first openly-gay superhero to headline a TV series.

Ruby Rose got the chance to discuss her casting as the famed DC Comics character Batwoman during an appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Wednesday.

"I was so nervous doing the red carpet that I basically skipped everybody because I was anxious, I kept spontaneously crying, I feel like I'm probably gonna do it now", she explained, before tearing up.

She said: "I think the reason I kept getting so emotional was that growing up watching TV, I never saw anyone on TV that I can identify with". The Batwoman that will lead her own series will be openly gay, and The CW was determined to cast an openly gay actress for the role.

Check out the full interview above. "I kept thinking about, "What are they going to say?' Because they always say, 'What do you have planned next?' I thought: Either I'm going put my foot in it and accidentally say something, or I'm going to just start crying". She'll make her Batwoman debut on Arrow this fall.

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Rose has been an out lesbian since she was 12, and suffered bullying as a teenager because of her sexuality.

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She explained that she's excited to see people dress up as one of her characters without slipping into a prison jumpsuit anymore - a nod to "Orange Is the New Black" - and is thrilled to be able to visit children in hospitals in costume as the superhero. "I'm also an emotional wreck. because this is a childhood dream".

First introduced in 1956, Batwoman largely disappeared from continuity until 2006, when she was reintroduced and reinvented. The CW's next annual event is set to air in December 2018.

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