Speaking to Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, the Australian actress emotionally shared how important the role was for LGBTQ+ inclusion in popular culture.
“I feel like the reason I get so emotional, growing up watching TV, I never saw somebody on TV that I could identify with, let alone a superhero,” the 32-year-old said.
“I have always had this saying – I mean, not me, Oscar Wilde – which is be yourself because everyone else is taken,” she continued.
“So I always live by that motto, and the second motto when I came into the industry was to be the person that you needed when you were younger. I feel like one motto led to another.”
But it seems not everyone is happy about Rose’s casting.
The Bat is out of the bag and I am beyond thrilled and honored. I’m also an emotional wreck.. because this is a childhood dream. This is something I would have died to have seen on TV when I was a young member of the LGBT community who never felt represented on tv and felt alone and different. Thank you everyone. Thank you god.