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The mystery of why Ruby Rose left Batwoman continues, but the actress is finally opening up a bit more about it.

Appearing on The Jess Cagle Show, Rose was asked if her injury played a factor in her departure, and she said it didn’t. “It wasn’t that. That definitely made going back to work so quickly tricky, but they really accommodated trying to help me out the best they could, going back so early, because we wanted to obviously meet the release date of the show. I think what played a bigger part was more, we got shut down early.” She went on to add, “We didn’t get to finish the first season, which is such a shame, especially for a first season show. And then we went into lockdown with COVID and thinking of it in quarantine and lockdown, there was a lot of thought and reflection and kind of everyone did it. We all kind of thought about where we’re at and so did Warner Brothers and [producer] Greg [Berlanti], and we were discussing the show and we had a conversation.”

“I had a great time on Batwoman. I am so proud of what we achieved. We set out to achieve something pretty significant, you know, the first-ever live-action Batwoman and the first-ever, out gay superhero, her and Kate Kane. And I love that character and the whole experience, but we did have a discussion and we sort of mutually agreed that probably what was best for the show at the time was that they go in a different direction and I go in a different direction. It was tough because it was sad cause we will love each other, but also it made sense for so many different reasons. And I think at the end of the day, I’m really excited to watch season two. I think the show is great. I love the cast. I’m still in contact with everyone, but it was, it was a decision that we talked about, we discussed, we slept on. But at the time with all that reflection, it just seemed like the right thing to do.”

“Of course it was both happy and sad — happy because I was really proud of what we did. And then sad because I’m going to miss everyone from the show. But I do believe that that’s what was best for the show. And I think that everything we did set out to do, we accomplished. And I feel like as far as Kate’s story, it kind of made sense now that handing over the mantle to somebody else would be a very sort of creative process for the producers and for the show. And then for myself, of course, saying goodbye to that character is sad, but I also am excited for everything else that’s coming up.”

Currently, Batwoman season is filming with Javicia Leslie as the new Caped Crusader, Ryan Wilder. New episodes are expected to debut in Jan. 2021.

SOURCE: The Jess Cagle Show