Rose officially quit the show this week…
Earlier this week it was revealed that Ruby Rose had walked away from her leading role in The CW’s popular Batwoman TV series. The shocking news left fans curious and uncertain as to why the Orange is the New Black actress decided to quit the show.
A new report from TVLine indicates that Rose’s exit was not entirely on her own terms.
“It wasn’t 100-percent her decision,” an industry source told the site. “It was a breakup. 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.”
TVLine goes on to add that their source confirmed Batwoman‘s extensive shooting hours and the location of the show’s production hub were also contributing factors.
The first season of Batwoman had only just finished its run over in the US when Rose announced her departure, and it came some months after she was injured on set, almost severing her spinal cord and herniating two discs in her back, though this accident is not said to be involved in her decision.
“I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season,” Rose said in her official statement. “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. I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity, but for welcoming me into the DC universe they have so beautifully created. Thank you Peter Roth and Mark Pedowitz and the teams at Warner Bros. and The CW who put so much into the show and always believed in me. Thank you to everyone who made season one a success — I am truly grateful.”
“Warner Bros. Television, The CW and Berlanti Productions thank Ruby for her contributions to the success of our first season and wish her all the best,” The CW, Warner Bros. TV and Berlanti Productions said in a joint statement. “The studio and network are firmly committed to Batwoman’s second season and long-term future, and we — along with the show’s talented creative team — look forward to sharing its new direction, including the casting of a new lead actress and member of the LGBTQ community, in the coming months.”