On Wednesday's broadcast of "The Tonight Show", the 32-year-old Australian actress revealed just what it meant to be cast as the first openly gay superhero.
The actress explained that she just found out she won the part of the lesbian superhero on Monday night, just before she was supposed to walk the red carpet for the premiere of "The Meg". "It's a game changer".
The character of Batwoman has been openly gay in the comics since 2006 when she was reintroduced as a lesbian of Jewish descent. "I've always had this saying - well, not me, Oscar Wilde - but same thing". Rose identifies as gender fluid and is best known for her roles in "Orange Is the New Black", "Pitch Perfect 3", and "John Wick: Chapter 2". I found out an hour before I did the premiere for The Meg and I was so nervous during the red carpet that I basically skipped everybody, because I was anxious that. because I kept like spontaneously crying.
"I feel like one motto led me to the other and, you know, I kept crying about it".
CCTV footage shows Ben Stokes flicking cigarette butt at gay man’s head
Stokes punched him. "He had a conversation with his friend and he said "300 get us in" and I still told them no". "As the group came to my attention, I heard some of what was being said", Stokes said in the written statement.
Rose will make her debut as the Gotham vigilante in this December's three-way, Legends-less Arrowverse crossover event, and then potentially front her own standalone series (currently in development at The CW).
'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.
"I get to be Batwoman", Rose said. She told Fallon that she is looking forward to visiting kids in hospitals to empower them that they, too, can be superheroes. "I'm also an emotional wreck. because this is a childhood dream".
Batwoman, aka Kate Kane, first appeared in Detective Comics in 1956.