Ruby Rose out here making history!
Ruby Rose plays Kate Kane in the new show Batwoman. This TV show is already making history. According to Emmy magazine, the show is television’s first superhero series led by an openly gay character.
For Rose, the role is very meaningful.
“Everyone wants to play a superhero,” she tells the magazine in a related video. “Batwoman, in particular, means so much to me because she’s so comfortable within her sexuality. It’s a character that I wish I could have seen on television growing up. It’s time… time to have a gay superhero.”
According to Emmy Magazine, Ruby Rose started her career at age 7. She started with modeling and commercial work.
While she was studying acting in college, she landed a job as a VJ for MTV Australia. Even though hosting was a great gig, she knew she wanted to return to what she loves the most. So, she moved to the United States to pursue acting.
“I packed up everything and came to the States with, like, two suitcases,” she recalled. “And I didn’t get anything for two years. Couldn’t get a manager, couldn’t get an agent, could not get a audition.”
Ruby Rose explained the film, Break Free, allowed her to express herself—a welcomed change considering she had been encouraged to wear her hair long and appear, as she put it, “very feminine” for previous jobs.
Then, there was a turning point.
“This is how I looked, and this was the freedom I felt when I changed that to suit how I felt on the inside, and what made me feel confident, what made me feel strong, and what made me feel like myself,” she told the magazine. “In my mind, it was me representing the spectrum [of gender], and I sit somewhere on that spectrum at any given time.”
“I’ve confused people by saying that I fit in on a genderless spectrum,” Rose said. “I didn’t know it was going to be quite as big of statement at the time. It kind of clashes with the idea of being a lesbian if I don’t identify as a woman all the time, which I do—I identify as a woman. But I don’t like any of the labels, to be perfectly honest. I don’t even like the letters [of the acronym LGBTQI] so much. I want everyone to be human, be accepted for being human. But until that happens, I entirely understand and stand behind, why each letter is important to each different part of the community.”
To read Rose’s full interview, check out emmy magazine starting Sept. 13.
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