Ruby Rose was criticised for "not being lesbian enough" when she was cast as Batwoman.
The 33-year-old actress - who identifies as lesbian and is also gender fluid - is set to star as the openly-gay titular superhero and her alter ego Kate Kane on the upcoming CW series but was shocked by the "backlash" she received from some fans.
She told Entertainment Weekly: "I came to the States to get into acting, and I couldn't even get a manager or agent, so I made a short film based on my life because I had the time to do it. I put it online, just to say, 'This is something I wanted to do,' and it went viral, which I didn't ever expect.
"And then I got an opportunity to audition for 'Orange Is the New Black' because they wanted to have a gender-neutral character. But I've also gotten backlash.
"And that's when you realise you have to keep up with the terminology. When I got cast as a lesbian in 'Batwoman', I didn't know that being a gender-fluid woman meant that I couldn't be a lesbian because I'm not a woman - not considered lesbian enough."