actor Ruby Rose has been cast as Batwoman in an upcoming release from television network CW - a roll which will make her television's first openly gay female superhero.
The star - who rose to fame in her gender-bending role in hit Netflix show Orange Is The
New Black - is a known advocate for not only animals, but social justice and LGBTQ+
She added: "I
feel like the reason I got so emotional is that growing up, watching TV, I
never saw someone on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero, you
shared with Fallon that she had grown up with bats that her mother had found as
babies and nursed 'back to life'.
reportedly resulted in a long-term fascination with the animals for the actor.