Among the biggest TV news this week was the casting of Ruby Rose as Kate Kane a.k.a. Batwoman in the upcoming DC TV crossover on The CW and a possible series of her own to follow. Rose appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote her newest film, The Meg, and of course the topic went on to her new role.
“It’s a game-changer. I found out an hour before I did the premiere for The Meg and I was so nervous doing the red carpet that I basically skipped everybody, because I kept spontaneously crying,” she said to Fallon, adding that she was worried that she would either cry more or give away the big news.
Fallon pointed out that now, she will be known as Batwoman for the rest of her life.
“I feel like the reason I got so emotional is that growing up, watching TV, I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero, you know?” she said. “I’ve always had this saying — well, not me, Oscar Wilde — but same thing. Which is, ‘be yourself because everyone else is taken.’ So I always live by that motto, and my second motto when I came into the industry is, ‘be the person you needed when you were younger.’ And I feel like one motto led me to the other and I just kept crying about it.”
Ruby Rose already visited hospitals to see children and people in need, but now she can do so as Batwoman. The interview also reveals that this wasn’t her first Bat-trip: As a child, she would make herself cardboard Bat-wings to make herself Batwoman.
You can see video of her appearance below (via THR):