Christmas has come early for Arrowverse fans, who have been treated to yet another sneak peek of actress Ruby Rose in costume as Batwoman.
Entertainment Weekly debuted the new image of Rose, taken straight from a scene in the "Flash"-"Arrow"-"Supergirl" three-episode crossover event, "Elseworlds." And as you can see from her dead-serious expression, Batwoman isn't messing around.
According to EW, when she's first introduced, "Batwoman uses her grapple hook and Batarang to stop two inmates from escaping Arkham Asylum, and saves Green Arrow and Cisco in the process." But while the masked heroine is all business, her alter ego, Kate Kane, is anything but.
“She is more fun because she’s a billionaire, she has ladies that love her. I think, for the most part crossover-wise, she’s swaggy,” Rose explained to EW. “She always knew who she was, but she’s really coming into knowing who she is in the crossover, and with Batwoman as well. It’s not the first time she’s put on the suit.”
That aspect of knowing herself is something with which Rose, an out member of the LGBTQ community, is familiar. The actress has said in the past that the role was deeply significant to her, and told EW that playing Kate/Batwoman has given her a chance to connect with viewers on a more personal level.
“The fact that she is an outwardly gay superhero, which is something growing up I would’ve loved to have seen on my TV, was a big deciding factor as to why I was so passionate about the role,” she says. “This [role] just meant a lot more to me because I could relate in so many ways and, at the same time, felt like this was a job that would give me a purpose every day coming into work beyond just getting to live my dream, which is acting, and would be far more rewarding than anything I’ve done in the past.”
The "Elseworlds" crossover begins on December 9 with "The Flash," continues on December 10 with "Arrow," and wraps on December 11 with "Supergirl." All episodes air on The CW at 8 p.m. EST.
[via: Entertainment Weekly]