The Australian actress - who came out as a lesbian at the age of 12 - has been cast as Batwoman in the new TV series and Ruby is thrilled to have been handed the opportunity.
To understand just how big of a deal this is for those in the LGBTQ community, one need look no further than Rose's appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, where she got emotional discussing her casting.
A new masked vigilante is making her way to the CW.
"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.More news: Third Strong Earthquake Shakes Indonesian Island as Death Toll Tops 300
"I feel like the reason I kept getting so emotional, growing up watching TV I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero", said the queer star.
"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.
Actress Ruby Rose attends the USA premiere of 'The Meg in Los Angeles, California, on 6 August 2018.
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CW's Kate Kane, with Ruby Rose, will be DC's first LGBTQ character to make an on-screen debut and not be straight-washed.
It also, Rose noted, will allow her to continue her charity work of visiting children in hospitals with a whole new persona. An openly gay Jewish woman, Batwoman has a military background and has proven herself every bit Batman's equal on the pages of comic books.
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