Ruby Rose may be the hottest new star on Orange is the New Black, but that doesn't mean Ms. Rose is content to let OITNB be her only claim to fame. Ruby has been stretching her acting legs and efforts to expand her acting portfolio has landed Ms. Rose a guest starring role on the Syfy channel's Dark Matter.
A short synopsis from Entertainment Weekly offers an enticing look into Rose's newest science fiction role.
"Rose will play Wendy, an entertainment android who was designed and built for fun. After she comes to life, she charms the ship's crew with both her ability to cook and her sexual prowess — but something will go wrong. Very, very wrong."Twenty-nine-year-old Ruby Rose launched her career in the entertainment industry as a veejay for Australian MTV, but a move to the United States has helped Ruby to focus her attention on her first love of acting. Although Ms. Rose had always intended to pursue an acting career, Ruby admits she never expected to land such a promising role as Orange is the New Black's Stella Carlin so soon after relocating.
"My first big job is maybe, arguably, one of the biggest television shows around at the moment with some of the best actors of our time," Ruby said.
Even so, Ms. Rose revealed that the big move proved more difficult than she'd anticipated. TheDaily Mail reports that Ruby found that obtaining an agent was far more challenging than she had been expecting.
"I couldn't get an agent, couldn't get a manager, couldn't get an audition,"Ms. Rose said in the interview. "I couldn't get anything."
The offer that would change Ruby's luck for the better came unexpectedly, the Orange is the New Black actress said.
"I just got an email.... saying to do a self tape for the character of Stella and I self taped and I sent it in and I thought 'Id never hear anything ever again,'" Ruby explained.
Ms. Rose did hear back though, and Ruby describes the entire hiring process as a surreal experience, much like a living dream.
"I got a call within a couple of days and I flew to New York and filmed. It was just a weird, seamless process. It was freakishly weird."Ruby Rose will appear on Syfy's Dark Matter on July 24. The new Orange is the New Black season will premiere in June 2016 on Netflix.
[Featured image: Ruby Rose courtesy of Syfy/Dark Matter]