Ruby Rose quits Twitter after fans condemn ‘Batwoman’ casting

Ruby Rose quits Twitter after fans condemn ‘Batwoman’ casting
Ruby Rose at the 2017 People's Choice Awards. Photo: Tinseltown /

Ruby Rose has claimed she’s quitting Twitter following backlash regarding her Batwoman casting in the new CW series. Just one thing first: Mariah Carey.

The 32-year-old “tough as nails” star has been easily typecast as one to watch, but now fans are all keeping an eye on her for another reason: to make sure she doesn’t mess up the Batwoman enterprise.

Twitter was in an uproar following the announcement that Rose would star in the iconic role on the impending CW series. Some loved the casting choice; others hated it.

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Rose is best known for her role as “Stella Carlin” in Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. She’s also dipped her toes in blockbuster hits like Resident Evil: The Final ChapterxXx: The Return of Xander CageJohn Wick: Chapter 2, and even Pitch Perfect 3. Her most current role is in The Meg, in theaters now.

She’s come a long way from playing with her mother’s pet bats as a child.

“She nursed these little pet bats back to life,” Rose told comedian Jimmy Fallon, “but then they couldn’t go anywhere because they were domesticated. So they just lived in the house and shit everywhere.”

Rose also made bat wings out of cardboard and pretended to fly like her little winged friends.

“I would sleep in them [the wings] and I would run around in them, and I would jump off high things, and [my mom] would have to catch me,” Rose told Fallon.

The stand-alone Batwoman will launch following a December Arrowverse crossover event in which Rose will first appear as the dark savior who, in the midst of saving Gotham, must also learn how to save herself.

Fans are salivating over the crossover event, which is expected to feature popular characters from ArrowThe Flash and Supergirl (Legends of Tomorrow is not currently included in the lineup).

Screenwriter Caroline Dries of The Vampire Diaries will pen the series. Producer Greg Berlanti will spearhead the project for the CW. Berlanti is best known for his multi-generational work on Dawson’s Creek, Brothers & Sisters and Everwood.

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