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Batwoman: Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Stephanie Beatriz hints she wants to take over rule from Ruby Rose

Actor wrote that she was already reading up on the role

Louis Chilton
Wednesday 20 May 2020 10:59 BST
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Stephanie Beatriz, the actor who plays police detective Rosa Diaz on the hit sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, has hinted that she wants to take over the lead role of The CW’s superhero series Batwoman.

Earlier, it was revealed that Ruby Rose, who played Kate Kane (aka Batwoman) throughout the show’s first season, would be stepping down from the role.

Shortly after the news broke, Beatriz wrote, ”*reads everything about Batwoman”, suggesting she was interested in taking on the role of the caped crusader.

When someone commented underneath that she should “go method”, the actor responded: “legit did dye my hair red last month.”

In a statement announcing her departure from Batwoman, Rose wrote: “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.”

Production on the series had been blighted by on-set accidents.

Rose had to undergo surgery after herniating two discs in her back, and a crew member was paralysed from the waist down in a separate accident.

Beatriz has long been angling for a role in a superhero franchise; she has previously spoken out about her desire to play She-Hulk in the upcoming Marvel series, telling Entertainment Tonight: ”I would die to play that role.”

However, scheduling conflicts with the ongoing production of Brooklyn Nine-Nine meant Beatriz was not able to pursue the part.

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