Arrow: Season Seven; Ruby Rose Cast as Batwoman for Crossover Event

CW's Kate Kane with Ruby Rose will be DC's first LGBTQ character to make an on-screen debut

Actress and model Ruby Rose has been cast as Batwoman in a new series for the CW.

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.

"I kept spontaneously crying, and I feel like I'm probably going to do it now", Ruby gushed.

She held back tears as she told Fallon, "I feel like the reason I keep getting so emotional is because, you know, growing up watching TV, I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with". Watch her appearance on Fallon below.

While many people are happy about the CW bringing a lesbian superhero to television, but many in the Arrow-verse fandom aren't sold on the idea of Rose in the role quite yet. "I've always had this saying, well not me, Oscar Wilde, which is be yourself because everyone else is taken". With Batgirl, "I felt like one motto led me to the other and I just kept crying about it".

The story will focus on Kate Kane, a young woman who says exactly what she thinks, and is motivated by an ardent desire for justice.

"The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored", Rose wrote on Instagram.

On the new season of the DC Comics drama, Rose will be playing Batwoman. She's even served as the primary featured hero for Gotham City in Detective Comics while Batman wasn't in the picture.

Diving into that world for the first time is a wonderful position to be in, and with the show set to spark new interest in the character, now's as good a time as any to provide the lowdown on who Kate Kane is, her origins, and the first things to check it out if you can't get her upcoming show out of your head. In her Batwoman persona she patrols the streets of Gotham City, eager to fight crime and to confront her own demons.

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