Former Batwoman star Ruby Rose has further explained her reasoning for exiting the series.
Back in May, Ruby Rose officially exited the role of Batwoman over on set tensions and an injury she sustained during her time on the series. The actress has previously addressed her exit and the role has already been recast as Javicia Leslie will don the cape and cowl for series’ second season. Now, in a new interview, Rose is speaking out on her Batwoman exit once again.
“Being the lead of a superhero show is tough. Being the lead in anything is tough, but I think, in that particular instance, it was a lot more difficult because I was still recovering from my surgery. I had my surgery and then 10 days later I went to work, which maybe wasn’t the best idea. Most people take about a month or three off before they return to work, so it was definitely made more difficult by that. But as far as being a lead of a show or a film — regardless if it’s action or if it’s emotional — in whichever ways it’s taxing.”
The actress goes on to reveal that the Coronavirus pandemic helped her with her decision to exit the role.
“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, 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.”
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Here’s 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 to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news on Batwoman and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content!