"It’s just narcissistic and weird. I don’t feel comfortable and I don’t think we’re going to get the response we want. I can’t," the actress says of Twitter in a New York Times profile. Rose adds that "I was finding it really depressing way before the Batwoman thing, so I was happy to get rid of it." Rose also addressed The CW's decision to seek an openly gay actress to play Kate Kane. "I have a controversial perspective on that kind of thing," she says, adding that "actors should be actors, and I don’t think they always need to be gay to play gay. I also don’t always want to play gay because I’m gay. Like L Word — there were plenty of people that were gay. Some were straight, some were gay and hadn’t come out yet, but it still changed my life. It still had an impact on me and the stories were told beautifully, and they were done in a way that felt real and authentic." But she noted that Batwoman boss Caroline Dries is gay and was intent on finding a gay actress for the role. "I guess I pulled a lot from personal experience and other people’s stories and friends in the community; in this situation, it probably did make sense," she says. "It’s one of those things you don’t know until you’re in it."