When Ruby Rose’s exit from The CW’s Batwoman was confirmed back in May, fans were left wondering what the motivation for her departure was.
But now, in a new interview with EW, Rose has opened up and discussed her decision to leave and whether her back injury and subsequent surgery was a contributing factor.
“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,” said Rose. “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.”
Rose added “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 honored to have been able to play her.”
Finally Rose also gave a resounding endorsement to her replacement, Javicia Leslie:
“I think she definitely knows what she’s doing and she seems fantastic, I think that honestly, I was so proud and so happy when I was told who would be replacing me. I’m just really stoked and I’m definitely going to watch the next season as well and see how it all comes together.”
Batwoman season 2 will star Javicia Leslie as Ryan Wilder/Batwoman. The series co-stars Dougray Scott, Elizabeth Anweis, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Nicole Kang and Rachel Skarsten.