Earlier this year, Ruby Rose made a sudden exit from Batwoman, and she stepped down from her role as Kate Kane/Batwoman. Rather than recast Kate, the producers opted to hire Javicia Leslie as the new Batwoman. Rose was badly injured during the first season of Batwoman, and she returned to production shortly after she had back surgery. Regardless of her recover, Rose recently told EW that the injury wasn’t the primary reason she left the show.
“It wasn’t so much [the injury], especially because after we wrapped up we didn’t get to finish the real finale because of COVID,” said Ruse. “You know, you have time in quarantine and sort of isolation to just think about a lot of different things and what you want to achieve in life and what you want to do. I think for both [me and the producers], it was a great opportunity to have a dialogue about a lot of things. I respect them so much and they’ve been so respectful to me.”
Rose added that “it was actually a beautiful way to do something. Especially since that was the first time it’s ever been done — the first time Batwoman has ever been played in live-action and that she was LGBTQ. I’m very honored to have been able to play her.”
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When asked if she had any advice for her successor, Leslie, Rose gave the new Batwoman another glowing endorsement.
“None! I think she definitely knows what she’s doing and she seems fantastic,” related Rose. “I think that honestly, I was so proud and so happy when I was told who would be replacing me. I’m just really stoked and I’m definitely going to watch the next season as well and see how it all comes together.”
Batwoman season 2 will premiere on The CW in early 2021.
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