Vegan Actor Ruby Rose Cast As First Openly Lesbian Superhero

The bat-loving star says she's 'thrilled' to be cast in the progressive role
Ruby Rose Lesbian Superhero
Rose has referred to the role as a 'childhood dream' of hers (Photo: Instagram)

Vegan 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+ rights.

Rose took to Instagram to say that the casting fulfils a 'childhood dream', and told talk show host Jimmy Fallon that she's 'thrilled' to have been chosen for the roll.

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 know?"

Bats and Ruby Rose
Rose says growing up with bats has resulted in a fascination with the animals

Bat fan

Rose also shared with Fallon that she had grown up with bats that her mother had found as babies and nursed 'back to life'.

This reportedly resulted in a long-term fascination with the animals for the actor.

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Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.

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