Ruby Rose Speaks Out on Batwoman Exit: 'It Wasn't an Easy Decision'

Ruby Rose Batwoman Leaving Recast

Former Batwoman star Ruby Rose has taken to social media to thank fans for their support… and to hint at why she and the show parted ways in the first place.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, accompanied by a fan-made video, Rose — who announced her split from the CW superhero drama last week — said: “Thank you everyone for coming on this journey. If I mentioned everyone it would be 1000 tags… but Thank you to the cast, crew, producers and studio.” She added that “it wasn’t an easy decision but those who know, know. I didn’t want to not acknowledge everyone involved and how big this was for TV and for our community. I have stayed silent because that’s my choice for now but know I adore you all. I’m sure next season will be amazing also.”

UPDATE: Rose also addressed reports that she underestimated and thus eventually balked at the long hours required to star in a weekly TV series that shoots in Vancouver. Responding to a disgruntled fan in the comments section, the actress wrote, “Don’t believe everything you read by anon sources online. Also I lived in Vancouver for a year working on the mountains when I was 18 because I love that city! I’ve also worked in other places in Canada.. perfect beautiful country.” (In a May 19 statement, producers Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. Television said, “[We] thank Ruby for her contributions to the success of our first season and wish her all the best.”)

Batwoman was long ago renewed for a second season, to premiere in early 2021, and Rose’s lead role of Kate Kane/Batwoman will be recast with another LGBTQ actress. In a recent TVLine poll, 29 percent said they think Batwoman should explain the change of appearance on-screen, by somehow giving the Scarlet Knight herself a new face.

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