Ruby Rose Quits Batwoman Due To Long Hours?!?

by Jay Cochran
May 22, 2020
Following the news from earlier this week that stated that actress Ruby Rose had stepped down from the lead role of CW's Batwoman series after only one season, Variety is now reporting that she left due to not wanting to work long hours which caused friction on the set.

Obviously if true, and we only have Variety's secret sources to back this claim up at this time, that won't bode well for the actresses reputation in the industry. Even though this was Rose's first job as the lead on a series, I would think one would go into something like this with a pretty clear idea that it would require long hours on the set. Generally long-term contracts are put in place for roles on a series like this, so this explanation doesn't really explain why the studio would be willing to just let her walk, especially when the show was already renewed for a second season.

Rose recently suffered two herniated discs while on set of the series which was said to have caused her significant discomfort. She was also known for suffering from mental health issues. In the past she has openly talked about the attempting of suicide multiple times and how she had been hospitalized at different times in her life.

I am sure we haven't heard the last of this and more details will come to light in the coming days. As it stands the studio, network, and Berlanti Productions said they would be seeking a new lead actress and member of the LGBTQ community, in the coming months.



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elongatedman - 2020-05-25 @ 10:30 am

maybe they should cast unknown actress this time to avoid the backlash

yojoebro82 - 2020-05-24 @ 1:20 pm
On 5/23/2020 at 2:22 AM, mako said:

I can't bring myself to watch Stargirl, much the same way I'll probably skip Superman when it comes out.

I like the Stargirl character. I dug her on Justice League, and I LOVED her on Smallville. That's why I just can't stand the thought of seeing the character dragged through Berlanti's Social Justice Meat Grinder like so many before. It was bad enough watching him wreck Supergirl.

I'd like to think not even Berlanti would do his usual hatchet job on a series focusing on an under-age hero based on her creator's beloved dead teenage daughter . . . but I honestly know better,

Is Stargirl a Berlanti show? I thought Geoff Johns was in charge. I've heard nothing but good things about episode 1.

I will be giving Superman and Lois a shot and hope for the best.

Oh....This is a Batwoman thread....sorry. Have not seen the show, there are too many superhero shows to possibly keep up with. Like all the others, it's on my "to do" list once it hits netflix.

mako - 2020-05-23 @ 7:22 am
3 hours ago, Goldbug said:

On the other hand Stargirl is a breath of fresh air. I can't wait until episode 2!

I can't bring myself to watch Stargirl, much the same way I'll probably skip Superman when it comes out.

I like the Stargirl character. I dug her on Justice League, and I LOVED her on Smallville. That's why I just can't stand the thought of seeing the character dragged through Berlanti's Social Justice Meat Grinder like so many before. It was bad enough watching him wreck Supergirl.

I'd like to think not even Berlanti would do his usual hatchet job on a series focusing on an under-age hero based on her creator's beloved dead teenage daughter . . . but I honestly know better,

Goldbug - 2020-05-23 @ 3:18 am
16 hours ago, marionlawless said:

Budgets also seem to be going down. David Harewood has publicly lamented that J'onn can barely go full greeen because of money issues. And how often does Elongated man actually elongate? They spent most of their Crisis budget on cameos and the action was pretty lackluster as a result.

This is why they made him wear his costume in human form recently. I never really liked that he "choose" to use his enemies face as his regular one either.

13 hours ago, JayC said:

I've been loosing interest in all the CW DCTV Shows. Supergirl IMO has actually been the best of the bunch this season though I stopped watching a few weeks after Crisis. I was pretty disappointed in the Crisis crossover. The only good thing was the Super Friends ending but doubt they will do much with that. I also think it was a mistake to get rid of Stephen Amil. He was essentially the glue that held this Universe together. I don't have a problem that they ended Arrow cause the show seemed to have run its course but think they should have kept the character around for cameos in the other shows or even cancel both Flash and Arrow and do a team up show.

I'm sure Stephen Amell was happy to leave. I gave up on that show when they killed original Black Canary & made Felicity his love interest.

I've also lost interest in all those CW shows. If it is budget issues then it really shows. If they cancelled them all I wouldn't care much. In fact they SHOULD cancel Legends. That show has just spun out of control.

On the other hand Stargirl is a breath of fresh air. I can't wait until episode 2!

TheGrimeyGhost - 2020-05-22 @ 3:12 pm
1 hour ago, lordtom said:

When they announced the show, Ruby Rose was who I touted for the role. Just a shame the show was a pile of crap. And howIt handled the messaging was an insult to the LGBTQ+ community if I'm being honest. That being said I don't blame her for walking away, the hours these guys work is insane ad to that her injuries and past mental health problems, she did the right thing. You don't owe anyone a damn thing if it costs you your own wellbeing.

Even though I liked the show and her performance of Kate Kane, she hasto take care of her health first. Suddenly all the glamour fades when facing the realities of what she was put through, and agreed, she doesn't owe anyone anything if she felt unsafe.

JayC - 2020-05-22 @ 2:25 pm
3 hours ago, marionlawless said:

Budgets also seem to be going down. David Harewood has publicly lamented that J'onn can barely go full greeen because of money issues. And how often does Elongated man actually elongate? They spent most of their Crisis budget on cameos and the action was pretty lackluster as a result.

I've been loosing interest in all the CW DCTV Shows. Supergirl IMO has actually been the best of the bunch this season though I stopped watching a few weeks after Crisis. I was pretty disappointed in the Crisis crossover. The only good thing was the Super Friends ending but doubt they will do much with that. I also think it was a mistake to get rid of Stephen Amil. He was essentially the glue that held this Universe together. I don't have a problem that they ended Arrow cause the show seemed to have run its course but think they should have kept the character around for cameos in the other shows or even cancel both Flash and Arrow and do a team up show.

lordtom - 2020-05-22 @ 1:19 pm

When they announced the show, Ruby Rose was who I touted for the role. Just a shame the show was a pile of crap. And howIt handled the messaging was an insult to the LGBTQ+ community if I'm being honest. That being said I don't blame her for walking away, the hours these guys work is insane ad to that her injuries and past mental health problems, she did the right thing. You don't owe anyone a damn thing if it costs you your own wellbeing.

marionlawless - 2020-05-22 @ 11:19 am
17 hours ago, AdamM said:

It's interesting to see how the "Berlanti-vers" is playing out, I was surprised at a lot of negativity from Stephen Amell on his way out, didn't he say he was only doing the last season for the money? And Brandon Routh was unhappy, now a major lead quitting.... I wonder if this speaks ill for them lasting too many more seasons, even without the massive complications of the pandemic.

Budgets also seem to be going down. David Harewood has publicly lamented that J'onn can barely go full greeen because of money issues. And how often does Elongated man actually elongate? They spent most of their Crisis budget on cameos and the action was pretty lackluster as a result.

JayC - 2020-05-22 @ 10:55 am

Following the news from earlier this week that stated that actress Ruby Rose had stepped down from the lead role of CW's Batwoman series after only one season, Variety is now reporting that she left due to not wanting to work long hours which caused friction on the set.Obviously if true, and we only have Variety's secret sources to back this claim up at this time, that won't bode well for the actresses reputation in the industry. Even though this was Rose's first job as the lead on a series, I would think one would go into something like this with a pretty clear idea that it would require long hours on the set. Generally long-term contracts are put in place for roles on a series like this, so this explanation doesn't really explain why the studio would be willing to just let her walk, especially when the show was already renewed for a second season.Rose recently suffered two herniated discs while on set of the series which was said to have caused her significant discomfort. She was also known for suffering from mental health issues. In the past she has openly talked about the attempting of suicide multiple times and how she had been hospitalized at different times in her life.I am sure we haven't heard the last of this and more details will come to light in the coming days. As it stands the studio, network, and Berlanti Productions said they would be seeking a new lead actress and member of the LGBTQ community, in the coming months.

AdamM - 2020-05-21 @ 5:44 pm
1 hour ago, mako said:

The lead role in an hour-long scripted series is a pretty intense prospect under any circumstances. Make it a stunt-heavy superhero costume drama, and you're heading someplace few people are willing to stay for long. And that's not even taking into account Rose's emergency back surgery.

Then you have the show's nose-dive in quality post-Crisis, the fact it was basically just a pastiche of other Berlanti cliche's on its best day, and the fact Rose was probably only hired for her sexual orientation, and you just do not have the recipe for a happy camper.

Loved her in the role, but glad she got out. Honestly, I'd be happy if they just cancelled all these garbage fires.

I agree with a lot of what you say here, I'm not sure her sexuality was her only qualification, but I agree that these lead roles are physically taxing while also requiring a massive commitment. And yeah, I'm sure there are a ton of unemployed actors who'd leap at the chance....but having vs. wanting is a key difference. It's interesting to see how the "Berlanti-vers" is playing out, I was surprised at a lot of negativity from Stephen Amell on his way out, didn't he say he was only doing the last season for the money? And Brandon Routh was unhappy, now a major lead quitting.... I wonder if this speaks ill for them lasting too many more seasons, even without the massive complications of the pandemic.

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