Departing Batwoman Ruby Rose recently did an interview with Entertainment Weekly where she discussed more about what went into her choice to leave the show – a decision she didn’t come to lightly.
“Being the lead of a superhero show is tough. Being the lead in anything is tough,” she said. “But I think, in that particular instance, it was a lot more difficult because I was still recovering from my surgery [she was injured filming the movie The Doorman]. I had my surgery and then 10 days later I went to work, which maybe wasn’t the best idea. Most people take about a month or three off before they return to work, so it was definitely made more difficult by that. But as far as being a lead of a show or a film — regardless if it’s action or if it’s emotional — in whichever ways it’s taxing.”
She did, however, have good things to say about Batwoman as a series. “I’m so grateful that we got to achieve everything that we did and I’m proud of everyone that worked on it. I’m proud of myself for working under sort of interesting circumstances, you know, with the recovery and all. I would definitely do [TV] again. I just think that it was also time for me to take a break to fully heal and then return.”
The COVID quarantine also gave Ruby Rose some time to think about her situation.
“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,” she said. “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.”
“I think 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,” she also said. I’m very honored to have been able to play her.”
Does she have any advice for new Batwoman Javicia Leslie?
“None! I think she definitely knows what she’s doing and she seems fantastic,” Rose says. “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.”
You can read the full EW interview here. Sadly, at no point was it said if we will ever see Ruby Rose as Kate Kane again, but we can hope that we haven’t seen the last of her.