Actresses are Literally Coming Out to Try to Replace Ruby Rose on ‘Batwoman’

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Batwoman was supposed to be the new lynchpin of the CW’s Arrowverse after Arrow itself ended and Green Arrow became The Spectre. It didn’t really perform up to expectations even though at ar Ruby Rose was a relatively big get for a CW show; it performed about the same Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, not really coming close to Flash, the network’s undisputed top dog thanks to Riverdale’s slipping ratings.

Ruby Rose is leaving the show, however, and casting her replacement is a make-or-break moment for the show; the right actress could propel the show to the top of the heap, while a poor decision could be the nail in the coffin that pushes ratings below viability.

The producers have said they plan on casting an LGBT actress in the role (probably from the L or B categories if we’re honest here) and Pink News reported that one actress, soap star Camryn Grimes, came out as bisexual as part of her pitch for the role.

Grimes explained to fans who responded to her tweet that’s bisexual and added “My bf is bisexual and it was during conversations with him that it just clicked. Honestly feel stupid I didn’t come to the conclusion sooner lol.”

Other actresses who have expressed interest in the role include WWE Superstar Sonya DeVille and Brooklyn Nine-Nine Star Stephanie Beatriz.

Beatriz also mentioned she dyed her hair red, but Kate Kane doesn’t actually have red hair. And as much as I love her, I don’t see Stephanie Beatriz as Batwoman, but I could see her as Renee Montoya, Kate Kane’s comic book love interest and the super-heroine known as The Question.

The eventual replacement will probably not be anyone you’ve heard of, though. Typically the CW only casts established actors in supporting roles while looking to relative newcomers like Melissa Benoist, Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell who have had some smaller roles as their leads.

That strategy has paid off for them, too, as it lead to Caity Lotz, a former background dancer and German girl-group sing-talker, becoming the breakout star of Legends of Tomorrow, a show with relative heavyweights Victor Garber, Brandon Routh and Wentworth Miller in the cast. Greg Berlanti and his people on the Arrowverse shows may not have a special effects budget, but they do have an incredible eye for talent.

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3 years ago

Be edgy. Cast a trans woman (gay TS man) as BatWoman.

Comic Book Guy
Comic Book Guy
3 years ago

Kate Kane hair is actual red. Read the Comic Book moron!