Ruby Rose Already Has Plans To Use Her New Role As Batwoman For Good

"It's an amazing opportunity."

Actress and model Ruby Rose spoke to Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night about the news that she has been cast to play Batwoman in The CW's upcoming DC crossover event. According to Entertainment Weekly, the network is also developing a standalone series, which would reportedly be the first TV series to focus on an LGBTQ superhero.

Rose, who is openly gay and identifies as gender fluid, shared how much it means to her to be playing the iconic superhero, who is the first lesbian lead character in the DC Universe. The Orange Is the New Black actress got the news before the premiere of her new movie The Meg, and said she kept "spontaneously crying."

"I feel like the reason I kept getting so emotional is because growing up watching TV, I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with — let alone a superhero," she shared, adding that she's living up to her motto, "Be the person that you needed when you were younger."

She also shared that she is already looking forward to visiting children's hospitals dressed as Batwoman. "Not only can kids watch this growing up and relate to it and feel empowered and think that they can be a superhero, but also, I can go and do these things like visiting hospitals and kids and people in need," she said. "It's an amazing opportunity."

Hear everything Rose had to say about her casting in the video below:

(H/T: Mashable)

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