Ruby Rose Details Shocking Batwoman Exit

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Shortly after the first season has come to a close, it was revealed that Batwoman star Ruby Rose has made the decision to leave The CW series. While the actress addressed the matter back in May about making a tough decision, Rose didn't go into detail…until now.

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In a recent interview with EW, Rose details the challenges she faced on Batwoman that led to her decision to leave.

"Being the lead of a superhero show is tough. [Laughs] Being the lead in anything is tough. But I think, in that particular instance, it was a lot more difficult because I was still recovering from my surgery. I had my surgery and then 10 days later I went to work, which maybe wasn't the best idea. Most people take about a month or three off before they return to work, so it was definitely made more difficult by that. But as far as being a lead of a show or a film — regardless if it's action or if it's emotional — in whichever ways it's taxing."
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As previously mentioned, while she made her exit from the series, she is incredibly thankful for the cast and crew and all their hard work. She also adds that she is grateful for her experience in Batwoman and is proud of herself for being able to shoot while in recovery.

"The challenge is sort of outweighed. The accomplishment and the trust that people put in you to do that role and then there's also the vibrancy of being able to come on set and set the mood and the tone and the trust being put into it is something that's been such an honor. And I love my experience in [Batwoman]. I'm so grateful that we got to achieve everything that we did and I'm proud of everyone that worked on it. I'm proud of myself for working under sort of interesting circumstances, you know, with the recovery and all. I would definitely do [TV] again. I just think that it was also time for me to take a break to fully heal and then return."
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Back in September, the actress revealed she was nearly paralyzed following a stunt injury, leaving her with two herniated discs that nearly severed her spinal cord. That said, there was more to her decision aside from this.

"It wasn't so much [the injury], especially because after we wrapped up we didn't get to finish the real finale because of COVID. You know, you have time in quarantine and sort of isolation to just think about a lot of different things and what you want to achieve in life and what you want to do. I think for both [me and the producers], it was a great opportunity to have a dialogue about a lot of things. I respect them so much and they've been so respectful to me."

As for Javicia Leslie, who'll play the part of Ryan Wilder and eventually take on the Batwoman mantle, Rose says there's no doubt that Leslie will do well, adding that she's stoked to watch the next season.

Batwoman Season 2 is set for release in early 2021.

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