Portraying a major character in live-action series or film can be anxiety-inducing and daunting, especially with the passion fans carry. The star of Arrow, Stephen Amell has yet to meet Ruby Rose, however, he feels for her like a caring cast-member. He’s admitted that she needs no help at all, but it’s sincerely kind that he cares. Taking on the first major Queer/Lesbian superhero role unfortunately, comes with very high expectations. People will be quick to hold her under the microscope.
In a recent interview with Variety, Amell says:
I haven’t spoken with Ruby yet. I know absolutely everything about the crossover, and there is literally nothing I can say about it. Ruby doesn’t need my help, at all. But I have always taken great pride when we have a new character — this situation is very similar to when Grant [Gustin] was introduced as Barry Allen on our show. You effectively have an episode that is this person’s story, but they are dropping into a world where everyone is familiar with one another, there are no nerves, everyone knows how it works. Even if she doesn’t feel it, I feel like there’s a great deal of pressure on Ruby. I would just hope that if she needs anything from me, she wouldn’t hesitate to ask.
The sincere support is sweet and he’s got a strong point. Rose hands-down carries pressure. She must know though, as a queer actress, LGBTQ activist, and headstrong woman, that she will play this character well regardless. She looks the part and already honors much of what Batwoman stands for. Similar to Christopher Reeve as Superman; He would sit and play at children’s hospitals as much as he could, he embodied the Man Of Steel with all his heart. Ruby Rose embodies Batwoman.
The Arrowverse “Elseworlds” crossover will happen over three nights. Beginning on Sunday, December 9th on The Flash at 8:00 PM ET, then into Arrow, December 10th at 8:00 PM ET, and ending in Supergirl, Tuesday, December 11th at 8:00 PM ET. How incredibly exciting!