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The Ruby Rose Revolution Continues

By  · Published on December 16th, 2016

The Orange is the New Black Actress is in talks to join the new Pitch Perfect cast.

On Tuesday, Variety reported that Australian actress/model/everyone’s crush Ruby Rose started negotiations to join the cast of Pitch Perfect 3. Rose’s role and the film’s plot have not been revealed. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany Snow are set to co-star in the film directed by Trish Sie. Sie is taking over for Elizabeth Banks who had to leave the project earlier this year. The film is set to be released on December 22, 2017. Universal’s Vice President of Production, Sara Scott, will oversee production.

This announcement is hardly surprising, given that Ruby Rose has become one of the brightest stars in Hollywood over the past few years. Since her breakout role as Stella Carlin in seasons three and four of Orange is the New Black, Rose has signed on to act in some high-profile films.

Early next year, she will appear in Resident Evil: the Final Chapter, set for a January release, and will star opposite Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 2 (to be released on February 10th), the sequel to the successful 2014 film, John Wick. She will be starring in Meg, an action-horror film based on a novel by Steve Alten, to be released by Warner Brothers on March 2, 2018. Next month, she will appear in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, the third film in the xXx series, starring Vin Deisel. Check out Rose’s badass teal hair in the delightfully over-the-top xXx trailer below:

According to Cosmopolitan, she was the fifth most Googled person in 2015. That year, she received the GQ Australia’s Woman of the Year Award. Rose has proven herself to be multi-talented: she acts, writes, produces, models, DJs, and has hosted a number of television series such as Australia’s Next Top Model. She wrote, produced, and starred in a short film about gender fluidity called Break Free, and she wrote, starred in, and directed The Veronicas’ music video for “On Your Side.”

Not only that, but she is an outspoken LGBTQ activist. Rose is openly queer, and identifies as gender-fluid – she prefers female pronouns, – but the way she expresses her gender does not fall into any rigid category, and changes from day to day. In 2016, she received the GLAAD Stephen F. Kozak Award, which each year is awarded to a member of the entertainment world for their work towards eliminating homophobia (in 2014, Rose’s OITNB co-star Laverne Cox was given the award). It warms my heart that her honesty about her identity has been positively embraced by the public, and her stardom will allow for more LGBTQ representation in television and cinema.

Are you exhausted just thinking about all of the projects Ruby Rose is attached too? Because I certainly am. I will be waiting patiently for more details on her Pitch Perfect role – but thankfully, the cinemas won’t be lacking in Ruby Rose content until then.

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Actual film school graduate from Toronto. Always thinking and writing about queerness, feminism, camp, melodrama, and popular culture.