Ruby Rose is Cosmopolitan’s latest cover girl, and she’s on fire. The actress, riding high off her recent role from Orange is the New Black, looks confident in denim on the magazine’s cover. Inside, she rocks animal print pants and a black midriff sweater. Couple that with a candid interview, and you can tell she’s made the most of her headlining.
In this Cosmo issue, Rose opens up about her sexuality and thoughts of marriage. The magazine is out on Feb. 7, but until then, here’s what we’ve glimpsed from the issue.
Marriage And Sex Life
Ruby Rose is, at this time, dating Jess Origliasso of The Veronicas. It’s not the first time she’s dating another woman; she was once engaged to fashion designer Phoebe Dahl.
In the Cosmo interview, Ruby Rose shares how blessed she is for being at liberty to express her sexuality. “I have a very healthy sex life, and there’s something very empowering, strong, and feminist about being open and comfortable in that world.”
It took a while for her to get there. After coming out as lesbian back when she was 12, she was on the bad end of bullying at school. She also suffered child sexual abuse, and once even attempted suicide as a child. But recent years have allowed her to step into her true self. Now she’s unabashed and unapologetic; she’s even appeared in racy scenes for a Veronicas music video with Origliasso.
On marriage, Ruby Rose has a peculiar stance: “For me, marriage is more about equal rights than the act of getting married. When you don’t have equal rights, it trickles down to kids who think, ‘My aunt’s gay so she can’t get married’… So it’s important to break down that barrier.”
“I have a platform, and I can open up a dialogue,” she adds, “but I also know that I’m just an actor. I’m just another person with an opinion no better than anyone else’s opinion.”
On The Big Screen
Though most popular for her modeling work – previously even acting as a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model – Rose has been making some waves onscreen as well. Two seasons on Orange is the New Black as Stella Carlin put some spotlight on her.
Meanwhile, 2017 looks like a big year for her on the big screen. She’s already starring in XXX: The Return of Xander Cage. But she’ll also be appearing in John Wick: Chapter 2 alongside Keanu Reeves, and Pitch Perfect 3 with Anna Kendrick and company.