Ruby Rose Cast as Lesbian Batwoman in CW Series: ‘I Am Beyond Thrilled and Honored’
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. 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. Thank you everyone. Thank you god.
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) August 8, 2018
Ruby Rose announced her latest role as Batwoman, the first openly gay superhero to headline a TV series.
Rose wrote on Instagram that she’s “thrilled and honored” and “an emotional wreck” over the news, and musician Janelle Monáe was quick to congratulate her on her "perfect" casting.