Ruby Rose, the actress who portrayed Kate Kane/Batwoman in the first season of the Arrowverse show, decided that enough is enough and finally revealed everything that happened on the set of the show and why she really severed ties with it.
Rose was cast as the first live-action Kate Kane in the summer of 2018. She made her debut as Bruce Wayne’s cousin in the crossover Elseworlds in December 2018, and next year her own spin-off show was announced. Upon releasing the first trailer, the show was almost immediately slammed on social media, but that didn’t stop it from being the second most-watched show on the CW Network at the time (behind The Flash). In December 2019, the show received a full-season order and Kate Kane was a part of the next crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths. A month later, the show was renewed for the second season.
The end of the first season was cut short due to covid-19, so it finished with 20 episodes. In May 2020, it was announced that Ruby Rose won’t return for the second season. After losing its main star, the show cast Javicia Leslie as Ryan Wilder, the original character that took up the mantle of Batwoman in the second season onwards. Wallis Day was cast as Kate Kane in the second season of the show, but only as a recurring character who was written off at the end of the season.
Ever since Ruby severed ties with the show, fans were wondering what really caused it. Ruby now decided to end all speculations and reveal what finally happened in the series of Instagram stories on her account.
“Enough is enough. ‘m going to tell the whole world what really happened on that set. Peter Roth, you are first up. You are chapter one. not sure if you left after getting promoted to the highest position because you couldn’t stop making young women steam your pants, around your crotch while you were still wearing said pants or if you left after putting a private investigator on me who you fired as soon as the report didn’t fit your narrative. either way, when it comes to you, there’s already an army waiting for u.”
During the production of the first season, Ruby suffered a neck injury on the set. She shared the image from the surgery and said:
“To everyone who said I was too stiff on bawoman, imagine going back to work 10 days after this … 10 DAYS!!!!!! (or the whole crew and cast would be fired and I’d let everyone down because Peter Roth said he wouldn’t recast and i just lost the studio millions (by getting injured on his set) that is be the one who cost so many people their jobs.”
Next, she explained why she wasn’t at the Comic-Con 2019, where the show was promoted and fans could’ve seen the pilot episode three months before the premiere.
“IMAGINE TAKING A HUGE PAY CUT TO PLAY A PASSION PROJECT AND BEING SO EXCITED ABOUT COMIC- CON AND THEN BEING TOLD THEY WOULD NOT ADJUST THE SCHEDULE SO I COULD ATTEND … BUT THEN SAYING “WE WON’T ANNOUNCE IT, YOU HAVE TO. ” AND ME PUTTING MY FOOT DOWN AND SAYIN WHY MUST I BE THE FACE OF THIS??? ONLY TO BE TOLD IF I DIDN’T DO THIS VIDEO THEY WOULD BE SILENT AND PEOPLE WOULD TURN UP TO FIND OUT ON THE DAY I WASN’T THERE…. I FOLDED, I WANTED TO DO WHAT IT TOOK… BUT THEN BEING TOLD “COVER YOUR SCAR, WE DON’T WANT TO SEE THAT SCAR ON THE VIDEO” AND U WONDER WHY I POSTED MY SURGERY VIDEO. Y”
She also revealed horrifying conditions on the set, calling out the showrunner Caroline Dries and Dougray Scott. She also asked her fans to stop asking her if she’s gonna a return to the show because she definitely won’t.
“so, in closing, please to my dear, dear fans stop asking if I will return to that awful show, I wouldn’t return for any amount of money nor if a gun were to my head.. NOR DID I QUIT. I DO NOT QUIT, They ruined Kate Kane and they destroyed batwoman, not me. I followed orders, and if I wanted to stay i was going to have to sign my rights away. any threats, any bullying tactics or blackmail will not make me stand down.. A crew member got 3rd degree burns over his whole body, and we were given no therapy after witnessing his skin fall off his face but I was the only one who sent him flowers and cards and then were told we had to do a sex scene without a minute to process, we lost 2 stunt doubles, i got cut in the face so close to my eye in a stunt I could have been blind. a woman was left quadriplegic and they tried to blame it on her being on her phone, so much so CW didn’t even help her to start with because they needed to “investigate” so she had to do a go fund me… she’s a PA, they work via phones. Her accident occurred because our show refused to shut down when everyone else did because of Covid. @carolinedries has no heart and wanted us to finish the season throughout the pandemic and I told her it was a bad idea… i told her everyone was too distracted, constantly checking Covid updates checking on friends and seeing riverdale, the flash and super girl shut down already, i felt something bad would happen and @carolinedries maybe visited the set 4 times in a year.. UNHEARD OF.. but in those 4-5 visits she decided she could tell me she knew my injury happened on set so i should comply with the PI, yet later denied it entirely and said it happened during yoga lol I don’t do yoga. and now someone will never walk again. We shut down the next day.. not because she almost killed someone but the government pulled it. Also, I fought people on set, yes, not because i wanted to but because I wanted safety. Ask anyone in hair and make up what I did for them, after two were hospitalized, the only people who came out and spoke was Dougray who … talk about unprofessional. Called my agent after my exit to find a way to leave to which she replied.. “break your neck i guess” yet slammed me In the press.. I never raised my voice on a set, never have.. Dougray hurt a female stunt double he yelled like a little bitch at women and was a nightmare. He left when he wanted and arrived when he wanted he abused women and in turn as a lead of a show i sent an email out asking for a no yelling policy, they declined. I was late one time, becauseI was in hospital. Whoever does these stupid leaks I’m finding out who but it’s Camrus, who after I left hospital said “yeah well maybe If people were not Late we would make our days.. a kid.. a egomaniac kid who worked one day a week had the audacity. or the stunt department who were furious Even though i never blamed them. But i went on fallen and spoke of my ( injury, and didn’t play the game. Aside from them I was loved and loved my crew. Oh and they wouldn’t drive me to work and knew I couldn’t legally drive after surgery.. so they said “get a taxi””
Dougray Scott left the show after the second season. The show is currently on its third season, still run by Caroline Dries.
Regardless of everything she had to endure, Ruby still congratulated Javicia Leslie back when Leslie was cast as Ryan Wilder, the second Batwoman.
Here are the screenshots of all the Instagram stories Ruby shared:
Source: Ruby Rose Official Instagram account