'Batwoman': Ruby Rose's exit was a mutual 'breakup', insider says she wasn’t happy working on the show
Ruby Rose's exit from The CW's 'Batwoman' has been making headlines and the latest update carries some insider information behind her sudden departure.
While the story was presented in a way that Rose's decision was her choice all the way, sources confirmed to TVLine that the split was a mutual decision. "It wasn’t 100-percent her decision,” the source said. "It was a breakup. She wasn’t happy working on the show, and did that make her fun to work with? No. So everyone decided it would be in the best interests of the show, and for all concerned if they parted ways. It just wasn’t a good fit."
The insider also added that Rose was having trouble acclimatizing to life in Vancouver for a role that demanded long hours. She was known for her roles in 'XXX: Return of Xander Cage', 'John Wick: Chapter 2', and the 'Meg'. The Australian actor landed the role of Kate Kane in the Arrowverse shows. Meanwhile, WB and The CW declined to comment on the information, while Rose's spokesperson could not be reached.
Earlier, in a joint statement, the network, Warner Bros TV and Berlanti Productions said, "Warner Bros Television, The CW and Berlanti Productions thank Ruby for her contributions to the success of our first season and wish her all the best. The studio and network are firmly committed to Batwoman’s second season and long-term future, and we — along with the show’s talented creative team — look forward to sharing its new direction, including the casting of a new lead actress and member of the LGBTQ community, in the coming months."
The show has been at the receiving end from fans since it debuted last year. Her exit has also had fans asking for the show to be scrapped. Following the news of her landing the role in 2018, Rose had disabled comments on her Instagram page after facing major backlash from fans.
"Where on earth did ‘Ruby is not a lesbian, therefore, she can’t be batwoman’ come from — has to be the funniest most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read," she posted on her handle. "I came out at 12? And have for the past 5 years had to deal with ‘she’s too gay’ how do y’all flip it like that?"
'Batwoman' will be back for Season 2 on The CW in 2021.