Batwoman Actress Ruby Rose Reveals Why She Quit The Show

Ruby Rose recently left the DC TV show, and a new report has revealed the reasons why.

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Sadly, the star of Batwoman, Ruby Rose, has left the CW/DC series and will not be returning for Season 2. In an announcement, she revealed she was leaving her starring role. However, Season 2 of Batwoman will feature an entirely new lead, according to a report. Now, multiple sources told Variety that Rose was "unhappy with the long hours required of her as the series lead, which led to friction on set.

Some people speculated that Rose left Batwoman due to lingering pain from her surgery to repair her herniated discs. However, Variety's sources said her decision to leave the show was unrelated to her health or an injury. In a statement, Rose said she has "the utmost respect for the cast, crew, and everyone involved" in the show. "Thank you to everyone who made Season 1 a success--I am truly grateful," Rose said.

It was reported this week that Rose's character of Kate Cain won't be recast. Batwoman producers are auditioning LGBTQ performers to play a new lead character named Ryan Wilder, who is described as as "likable, messy, a little goofy, and untamed."

Batwoman Season 1 concluded the week of May 18, with a finale episode cliffhanger establishing a new villain for Kate to face off against in the future. Season 2 is set to premiere sometime in January 2021, but it is unknown whether the new casting process will lead to delays.

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This SJW Cancer should just be cancelled.

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People still watch network tv?

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You’re better than this GS. People have quit going to websites for less.

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This isn't news. Can we call it olds?

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What the hell is this, month-old news, regurgitated for clicks? Seriously who is the news editor approving this gossip crap?

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they never ending "lets" change the date on the article and repost as new continues, WTF is wrong gamespot. has gamespot forgot how to post actual new stuff? in any give day the change the date on an article repost half dozen articles

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I feel like a lot of people don't seem to realize that the source material Kate (2006 was when she was introduced in the comics) was lesbian. It's not that DC is catering to modern LGBT trends, it's that the original character was designed as such. That's also perfectly fine.

What's not really fine is mandating that the person cast has to identify as a lesbian. Matt Damon, straight, played a gay guy in Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace. He did a pretty good job. When people are acting it really doesn't matter what they identify as.

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@will_robinson: wasn't Batwoman (Kathy Kane) introduced to the comics in the 50s-60s?

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@will_robinson: I mean, DC is sort of catering to those trends by choosing to make a Batwoman show. I don't have a problem with that, and don't think catering to an audience is a bad thing. Hell, every show caters to a particular audience.

I agree with everything else you said.

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was she or was she not playing batwoman? this is confusing me.

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The news of the schedule being a reason was released 24 hours or less after it happened.

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She left because the show sucks and the part of her brain that's still not infected with wokeness recommended her to leave now before her career sinks definitely.

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@StonerDemon: Exactly, she left because the show is an SJW pile of trash. Any other show, with these ratings would have been cancelled long ago, but I guess WB doesn't want to be perceive as intolerant.

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How many times you gonna repost this news?

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this article is like month old. does gamespot not know how publish new articles..

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Hollywood keeps forcing gays into our lives. If they made up the majority - I guess you would have to include them, but since they are in the extreme minority and most are still ashamed to the point that they don't won't anyone to know. Why do they have to have gay heroes anyway? I mean, are they going to do gay things when they fight crimes other than what they do?

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@returnofthebrotha: Wow. You really are just a worthless human being. I can't even imagine how ashamed your family is to be related to you.

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@Seymour47: They feel the same way. You backward people are funny. You are doing wrong and when people point the wrong out, you become enraged and want to go on a killing spree like your fellow gays like Dhamer or Gacey.

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@returnofthebrotha: This is an extremely ignorant comment. The original character is a lesbian. Hollywood isn't forcing you to watch anything, they're trying to tell new stories. Gay people haven't been able to express themselves for fear of discrimination and ridicule so it's time they got a spotlight. Whether you like it or not is irrelevant because it is deserved at this point. Your question regarding "why have gay heroes anyway" is also very ignorant. Are straight heroes going to do straight things when they fight crimes? Like what are you even saying here?
The main thing I'm saying is; No one is forcing you to watch anything "gay." And being gay is normal. A show dominated by straight people is not forcing straightness down gay people's throats so how can the opposite be true?

If you're going to criticize something just because it's "gay" then you're homophobic. Plain and simple. There are plenty of writing issues with this show that you could talk about rather than slander it for its inclusion of LGBTQ relationships. Thank you and please take a look at yourself and try to discover the root cause of this bias you have toward gay people. Don't let your upbringing determine who you are.

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@jjisaacs: It goes to show how twisted and demented you people are if you think that men sticking their things into each other's booty and releasing fluids (that have zero use/function) into them is NORMAL! If it were normal - everyone would be doing it and we would not be here!

They ARE forcing the gay stuff on us because they keep making a big deal out of it, as if it is a 'cool' thing. No one needs gay superheroes and no one needs to know what a superhero is doing when their costumes come off! Hollywood has been full of gay performers acting NORMAL since the start, and they had always showed gay to not be normal or anything that people should participate in. I am still trying to figure out why the abrupt changes...

Who cares is gays can or cannot 'express' themselves? No one is or has been able to stop them from fiending for their sick desires or cross dressing. The only thing that they could do to 'express' themselves is to try and 'express' themselves to normal and try and have us accept their sick ways as normal, which no one ever will. You guys have never been legally discriminated against or discriminated against period, so the only issue is you want to try to brainwash us into accept your sick ways. That can never happen.

If you want to call me a 'homophobe' - then I accept the charges! You cannot make ME say or think as you want! If people did not get intimidated by the powers that be, i'll bet you most of the world are homophobes, because of course men are afraid of taking big D's in the booty! That is not normal, natural and men SHOULD fear that! Keep your world to yourselves.

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I could've sworn this article was posted like 3 different times on this site?
does she keep changing her reason or do you guys keep getting your sources wrong? lol

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Thank goodness and good riddance!

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The reasons mentioned are probably an excuse, she left because she is bad at acting, better suited as a mute character like in John Wick.

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Life sucks when you make a ton of money, but have to work long hours.

What has this world come to when a person is forced to work overtime for 3 months out of the year and only enjoy their vacation for 9 months.

It's preposterous. It's absurd. It's racist and un-American.

#ModernDaySlavery.

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This show is filled with bad writing and actors. They should just leave it be for now, maybe remake it sometime but less cringy.

I could only watch 2 episodes of this show and after that I felt filthy inside and out.

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Who is making these retarded decisions @CW???

So not only are they demanding the character be SJW/LGBTQ but the actor themself

has to be??? This is beyond madness...

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@sippio: That's how they do these days, as if people cannot ACT like they are gay. They have had gays actors acting as if they were normal since Hollywood got started. I think they like supporting gays because after they build up wealth, it has to go right back into the pot and not passed down to heirs.

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@returnofthebrotha: "as if they were normal" ayayay! i'm not much of an sjw in comment sections, but that one hurt mate. that one hurt.

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Gotta get this breaking, 15-day old copy/paste from Variety, news.

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Didn't we already have an article for this? Or am I on another bumped zombie article...rats!...I clicked again.

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The show and it's agenda was trash anyways, good riddance!

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@pharoe777: what agenda?

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@fester420: Watch the show and figure it out.

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@pharoe777: Don't take the bait Phroe..

Everyone knows the agenda..

They want it mentioned because if you aren't for then you against..

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@sippio: Exactly!

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So why then was it necessary to take on this role if you knew that health would fail?

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She’s a nobody and she’s complaining about the long hours of being the star. This isn’t the right business for her. She can’t act anyways.

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If actors are pretending, why do they have to be gay in real life for a part? It's not homophobe, or trolling. It's a legit damn question that will never get asked by any "Journalist" that likes their job security...

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@trust2112: i agree. this is simply discrimination (towards non-gay people). unless lgbtq are underemployed as actors, but i doubt that.

in my country when a company is looking to hire it's usual to give someone with a disability preference over someone who doesn't have one. but i hardly see a sexual preferance as a disability.

looking at it like this, it would be both discriminating towards heterosexual people and calling homosexuality a disability at the same time. oof!!

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@trust2112: This is why most hate but smile & wave but when the time comes to watch or spend money= NOTHING!

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I don't really care if GS likes this comment or not because a lot of CW shows need to find some lame agenda, and Ruby Rose not being Batwoman anymore is going to hurt the show because she was actually interesting. The main reason that I kept watching the show was for her and a few other characters. Many of the characters in this show are boring. It is annoying because the writing could be so much better. People that work on many of these CW shows still don't understand that main villains shouldn't be predictable. It will always hurt a show when this happens. Batwoman has another big problem with relationships because many of them are lame. I feel that the writers don't even try to make many of these gay relationships interesting. They just want the show to have more gay characters which is fine, but it would be a big help for the characters to have a better story. After watching a full season of this show, I really don't care if it gets canned.

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@Cashmoney007: It's not in any danger of getting canned. It already has a full season 2 order.

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@Deltath: clearly not because of success..

renewed doesn't mean success. it just means there's financial backing..

They can play it 24/7 and it wont change if people don't like something..

I always thoughtt he red wig was lame...

There's so many better characters to do a show on.

Female characters..

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She should flip burgers at her local Burgerking. She would be fine there.

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