'Batwoman' exit wasn't easy, says Ruby Rose

The actress reveals she was unhappy with the long hours required of her as the series lead


Published: Thu 28 May 2020, 11:08 AM

Last updated: Thu 28 May 2020, 1:16 PM

Australian actor Ruby Rose has spoken up about her departure from the CW series Batwoman, amid reports that she was unhappy with the long hours required of her as the series lead.
According to Variety, although the actress did not go into detail about why she was exiting from the series, in an Instagram post shared on Wednesday she thanked everyone involved in the series and said the next season will surely be amazing. Rose wrote: "It wasn't an easy decision, but those who know, know..."
"Thank you, everyone, for coming on this journey. If I mentioned everyone it would be 1000 tags...but thank you to the cast, crew, producers and studio. It wasn't an easy decision but those who know, know... I didn't want to not acknowledge everyone involved and how big this was for TV and for our community. I have stayed silent because that's my choice for now but know I adore you all. I'm sure next season will be amazing also."
Back in January, Batwoman was renewed for a second season, before Rose announced her surprise exit last week.
Last September, the 34-year-old model revealed she had undergone emergency surgery for two herniated discs, however, a source told Variety that Rose's exit "had nothing to do" with the previous injury.
According to a statement issued announcing Rose's departure, the superhero series will search for "a new lead actress and member of the LGBTQ community, in the coming months."
The CW show marked the first lead TV role of Rose's career. She had previously appeared on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black and appeared in supporting roles in several other films.

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