Ruby Rose has opened up some more about her departure from Batwoman which is now moving forward with Javicia Leslie in the cape and cowl for season two.
All the way back in May, the shocking news came out that Ruby Rose was exiting Batwoman after season one. Rose has gone on to explain why she has left the show in various interviews with Javicia Leslie now stepping in as the lead of the series as a new character named Ryan Wilder. Filming on Batwoman season two has now started without Rose amid some hiccups due to COVID-19.
During a recent interview on The Jess Cagle Show, Ruby Rose went into more detail about her decision to walkaway from Batwoman. Some believe that the back injury Rose suffered during season one was partially why she left the series, but the actress went on to dispute that by saying:
“It wasn’t that. That definitely made going back to work so quickly tricky, but they really accommodated trying to help me out the best they could, going back so early, because we wanted to obviously meet the release date of the show. I think what played a bigger part was more, we got shut down early. We didn’t get to finish the first season, which is such a shame, especially for a first season show. And then we went into lockdown with COVID and thinking of it in quarantine and lock down, there was a lot of thought and reflection and kind of everyone did it. We all kind of thought about where we’re at and so did Warner Brothers and [producer] Greg [Berlanti], and we were discussing the show and we had a conversation.”
While Ruby Rose left the series, she is still proud of the work she did during her time as Kate Kane:
“I had a great time on Batwoman. I am so proud of what we achieved. We set out to achieve something pretty significant, you know, the first-ever live-action Batwoman and the first-ever, out gay superhero, her and Kate Kane. And I love that character and the whole experience, but we did have a discussion and we sort of mutually agreed that probably what was best for the show at the time was that they go in a different direction and I go in a different direction. It was tough, because it was sad cause we will love each other, but also it made sense for so many different reasons. And I think at the end of the day, I’m really excited to watch season two. I think the show is great. I love the cast. I’m still in contact with everyone, but it was, it was a decision that we talked about, we discussed, we slept on. But at the time with all that reflection, it just seemed like the right thing to do.”
The former Batwoman star then went into how it felt to step away from the show:
“Of course it was both happy and sad — happy because I was really proud of what we did. Um, and then sad because I’m going to miss everyone from the show. But I do believe that that’s what was best for the show. And I think that everything we did set out to do, we accomplished. And I feel like as far as Kate’s story, it kind of made sense now that handing over the mantle to somebody else would be a very sort of creative process for the producers and for the show. And then for myself, of course, saying goodbye to that character is sad, but I also am excited for everything else that’s coming up.”
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Here is the official synopsis for Batwoman season two:
Season two kicks off with a major game-changer that will alter Gotham and The Bat Team forever. As the dust settles, Batwoman has everything working against her – including the recently escaped rogues’ gallery of villains – and everyone will come to see her in a whole new light. Alice meets her match when she becomes entangled with a dangerous foe from her past who knows exactly how to prey on her vulnerabilities. As Luke (Camrus Johnson) and Mary (Nicole Kang) find their footing as sidekicks, a romance will shake up their dynamic. Meanwhile, Sophie (Megan Tandy) and Julia’s (guest star Christina Wolfe) budding relationship will face its first real test and make Sophie question everything she thought she knew to be true.
Batwoman season two is currently set to air in 2021 on The CW. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Batwoman and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original content!