Ruby Rose Has Been Cast As The New Lesbian Batwoman

Taking to her Instagram, Ruby thanked everyone, telling her followers that landing the role of Batwoman is a ‘childhood dream’.

She captioned the image with: “The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored. I’m also an emotional wreck.. because this is a childhood dream [sic].”

“This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different [sic],” she added.

And even though the casting of a queer actor in a queer role is incredible, and needed, some people on Twitter just didn’t get it.

Ruby Rose has been cast as Batwoman in the TV show Gotham, and not everyone is on board with the choice.

But celebs like Laverne Cox, Anna Kendrick and Janelle Monáe have all congratulated the star online for bagging herself the role.







Taking to her Instagram, Ruby thanked everyone, telling her followers that landing the role of Batwoman is a ‘childhood dream’.

She captioned the image with: “The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored. I’m also an emotional wreck.. because this is a childhood dream [sic].”

“This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different [sic],” she added.

And even though the casting of a queer actor in a queer role is incredible, and needed, some people on Twitter just didn’t get it.

think it’s just really sad that there are obviously plenty unknown lesbian actresses out there likely struggling to secure a job and batwoman would have been the perfect opportunity for them but the cw went the easy way and just cast ruby rose instead

— abby (@aubreyolivias) August 7, 2018

If Ruby Rose is qualified to play Batwoman because she’s a lesbian then so am I.

— CΛROL 🏳️‍🌈 (@ultimatesanvers) August 7, 2018

But fortunately, the good always (usually) far outweighs the bad, and there’s a tonne of support for the former Orange Is The New Black star.

Ruby Rose, an out queer woman, will be Batwoman on the CW and this is just beyond exciting, I’M SCREAMING.

Even though it’s 2018, it still feels so good and surprising for an LGBTQ woman get to play a SUPER HERO. (Also, Batgirl was a lesbian in the comics.) https://t.co/WEtySTDOtl

— Alex Berg (@itsalexberg) August 7, 2018

YAAS RUBY ROSE AS BATWOMAN!! Ok honestly, CW/DC is upping their game with their LGBTQ representation and I’m so happy about it.

— nikarika ✨ (@nikarikaaa) August 8, 2018

@RubyRose IS BATWOMAN?! OMG YES YES YES❤️❤️ Talk about fair representation and perfect casting! Thank you @TheCW 🙏🏻😭

— Gabriella (@GabriellaAByrne) August 7, 2018

So, @RubyRose, an out and proud queer person is playing Batwoman, an out and queer superhero? And a trans actress will be playing a trans superhero? Well hello, true representation, it’s good to finally meet you. @TheCW #Arrowverse

— Jay Thomas (@ThisJayThomas) August 7, 2018

And the show’s writer, Caroline Dries, tweeted: “We struck gold with @RubyRose for Batwoman. No one better.”

I struck gold with you guys! Thank you for giving me such an amazing character to play.

— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) August 7, 2018

And Ruby’s response melted our hearts: “I struck gold with you guys! Thank you for giving me such an amazing character to play.”

Now it’s just a waiting game until December, and then we’ll get to see Ruby’s Batwoman in action.

Source:: MTV — News