Many fans were shocked when Ruby Rose announced that she was stepping down from CW’s “Batwoman” after just 1 season.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 34-year-old star is finally shedding light on why she made the decision to hang up her cape and cowl. A big chunk of it was due to her physical condition.
“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,” she told the publication.
Having said that, the injuries wasn’t the only factor. Ruby continued, “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. I think 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 honoured to have been able to play her.”
Still, the Australian-born actress insist that there’s no bad blood between her and the producers on the DC heroin series. “The accomplishment and the trust that people put in you to do that role and then there’s also the vibrancy of being able to come on set and set the mood and the tone and the trust being put into it, is something that’s been such an honour. And I love my experience in (“Batwoman”),” Ruby shared.
She added, “I’m so grateful that we got to achieve everything that we did and I’m proud of everyone that worked on it. I’m proud of myself for working under sort of interesting circumstances, you know, with the recovery and all. I would definitely do (TV) again. I just think that it was also time for me to take a break to fully heal and then return.”
As for what she thinks of Javicia Leslie as her replacement? Well, her previous Instagram post says it all.
“Batwoman” season 2 is currently scheduled to premiere on The CW in January 2021.
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