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Ruby Rose Spins Wheel, Lands on “Pandemic” as Batwoman Departure Reason

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BY August 12, 2020
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Just 3 months/42 Corona Years after not revealing the reason for her Batwoman departure, Ruby Rose has unbroken her silence once more. In an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly, Rose sheds more light on why she hung up the round mask after only one abbreviated season. See if you can find the answer!

Batwoman Departure Reason One: She Returned to Work Too Soon After Surgery

One of the first suggested reasons for Rose’s leaving the show was injury. Specifically, she needed emergency surgery after an onset incident left her with herniated discs. Rose then went back to work only 10 days after surgery. She now believes that was a mistake. As she said, “Most people take about a month or three off before they return to work, so it was definitely made more difficult by that.”

Yes, I say pointedly, not even 2 weeks post my own surgery.

batwoman departure reason Me post-surgery, image via Adult Swim

Rose says returning to work so soon was demanding. Not only in the way you’d imagine–it hurts–but also in the responsibility she felt. As the lead, she felt she should “set the mood.” That’s not easy, though, when you’re not feeling the “vibrancy.”

Alright, so she left the show because of that. Wait, not so fast. “It wasn’t so much [the injury], especially because after we wrapped up we didn’t get to finish the real finale because of COVID.”

Reason Two: In These Difficult Times…

Speaking of, Rose continued her explanation with a Batwoman departure reason that indicated that the pandemic was in play. For instance, she alluded to the “time in quarantine and sort of isolation to just think about a lot of different things and what you want to achieve in life and what you want to do.”

As the Senior Ruby Rose Statement Correspondent, I think I’ve cracked this. She’s saying that the time off gave her the opportunity to reevaluate her career. Like the Bible says, be still and know (that you don’t want to be Batwoman anymore).

batwoman departure reason Javicia Leslie, image via CBS

So, if you were still curious about the reason for her Batwoman departure, then I hope that straightened it out for everyone! In her defense (finally), Rose did take pains to praise the experience. She also had good things to say about the new Batwoman, Javicia Leslie. She told EW that she was “stoked,” saying, “I think that honestly, I was so proud and so happy when I was told who would be replacing me.” At least she was clear about that.

What do you think about Ruby Rose’s latest round of remarks? Tell us your thoughts in the comments or somewhere on social media.

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Salomé Gonstad is a freelance writer who grew up in the swampy wilds of south Alabama. She now splits her time between the Appalachian wilds (of Alabama) and the considerably more refined streets of New York City. When she's not yelling about pop culture on the internet, she's working on a supernatural thriller about her hometown. Also, we're pretty sure she's a werewolf. Email her at salome@comicyears.com.

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