Producer Greg Berlanti Talks Ruby Rose Casting Controversy

With the fall lineup of the Arrowverse ready to make their season debuts this week, it’s exciting to think that in just a few months we are going to have the crossover event titled Elseworlds between Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl. During this event we will be seeing the introduction of Kate Kane aka Batwoman played by Ruby Rose. The character is a highly trained street fighter who is also lesbian.

Rose, who will be the first openly gay superhero to lead a live action television series, was forced to remove her Twitter account after a backlash from fans who in their opinion claimed that the actress was not Jewish or gay enough for the role. The Hollywood Reporter was able to catch up with producer Greg Berlanti about the controversy.


“Whenever you’re bringing change about in any form, there are always conversations that happen. I go all the way back to Dawson’s Creek. Twitter didn’t exist, but we would get boxes of letters expressing opinions in all directions from were we making enough change, should we be making more change, or why did we feel like we needed to do these things? It’s always part of the process, so just focus on the story and make the best episode that you can.”

With everyone who thinks it’s a good idea there will always be others who think the opposite and that is OK because everyone is entitled to their opinion. Berlanti definitely takes the right approach to concentrate on the story. He did also briefly mention that “[Ruby] is terrific in the role, and we’re excited for people to see the story.” One thing is for sure, we are all excited to see her character make her debut this winter.

Are you looking forward to Batwoman’s debut? Let us know in the comment section below!

This year’s Arrowverse crossover event Elseworlds begins Sunday, December 9th on a special episode of The Flash. Then continues with Arrow on Monday, December 10th and concludes with Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11th.

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Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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