There’s been plenty of speculation as to why Ruby Rose suddenly left Batwoman. Could it be that she found herself overworked?
The Melbourne-born actress announced recently that she was leaving the superhero series Batwoman, in which she plays DC character Kate Kane – Batman’s cousin. There was no reason provided for the split, with statements from both sides seemingly quite complimentary.
“This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles,” Rose said in her statement. “Thank you to everyone who made season one a success — I am truly grateful.”
Whispers began quickly spreading that it may have had something to do with a recent emergency surgery Rose underwent for herniated discs. Well, according to a couple of new reports, it’s possible that Rose found the workload of leading one of The CW’s superhero shows a little too much.
Variety‘s sources claim her departure “stemmed from an ill fit between star and production,” and that “Rose was unhappy with the long hours required of her as the series lead, which led to friction on the set.”
TV Line‘s sources had similar things to say, suggesting that her unhappiness with the hours caused friction during shooting. Interestingly, they also say that split “wasn’t 100-percent her decision.”
“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.”
No further official statements have been released regarding the matter.
And now we await an announcement on who will take on the lead role next. The joint statement from Berlanti Prods. and Warner Bros. Television pointed out that the second season would head in a “new direction” and that a “new lead actress and member of the LGBTQ community” would be announced in the coming months.