Actress Ruby Rose revealed what it was like to dress up in a latex costume and mask for the lead role in CW’s Batwoman as she was allergic to the material, and said it was the reason for her parting ways with the show.
It was claimed that Rose was severely allergic to Latex.
During her interview on Australia’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show, Ruby said, "I did find out that I was allergic to latex. Unfortunately, my mask is latex. I was getting worse and worse because as you get more contact with it, I guess you get more reactions. I took off the [mask] at the end, and my whole face was just hives. My throat was all messed up. It was like it was out of a scary movie.’’
Recently, in a chat with Entertainment Weekly, Ruby had announced she needed back surgery due to an accident on sets, as another reason for bidding goodbye to her role.
In a statement collected by People’s Magazine, Rose said, "I have made the very difficult decision to not return to Batwoman next season, this was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles."
She concluded, "I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity, but for welcoming me into the DC universe they have so beautifully created. Thank you Peter Roth and Mark Pedowitz and the teams at Warner Bros. and The CW who put so much into the show and always believed in me. Thank you to everyone who made season one a success — I am truly grateful."
However, Warner Bros., The CW and Berlanti Productions released a statement clarifying the reason behind the change of the lead cast was to introduce a “member of the LGBTQ community,” to ensure the longterm success of the show. They thanked Rose and wished well for her future.