Part of the fun of starring in Supergirl for Melissa Benoist is getting to play two distinct characters — awkward misfit Kara Danvers and her super-confident superhero alter ego, Supergirl. Naturally, one of the two characters is closer to Benoist’s real-life personality, and she told us it’s certainly not the super-confident one. (Click on the media bar below to hear Melissa Benoist)
Having played one herself for the past three seasons, Supergirl star Melissa Benoist can appreciate a good superhero when she sees one. So which of her big- or small-screen crusading counterparts is she most impressed by right now? She shared her picks with us. (Click on the media bar below to hear Melissa Benoist)
You know the old saying, “Clothes make the man”? Well, it works for women, too. Especially for Melissa Benoist, who has a couple of different wardrobes on Supergirl: One for awkward Kara Danvers, and one for her super-confident superhero alter ego. Benoist told us that from the moment she put on Supergirl’s suit for the first time, she felt an immediate reaction. (Click on the media bar below to hear Melissa Benoist)
Melissa Benoist’s singing skills were put to good use in the recent CW superhero crossover. It’s not surprising that they’ve had her sing on Supergirl, considering she spent two seasons on the hit series Glee. Each series has had an extremely passionate fan base, though Benoist told us there doesn’t seem to be a lot of overlap between the Gleeks and the diehard Supergirl fans. (Click on the media bar below to hear Melissa Benoist)
Last year, The CW attempted an ambitious endeavor with its slate of superhero shows: A crossover story that played out over the course of that week’s episodes. It was a resounding success, and a lot of viewers (including us) thought the story was better than what we’ve seen in the Justice League movies. Since it worked so well last season, the network is doing it again, with another story that brings together Supergirl, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow. While the crossover episodes may be great fun for viewers, they’re a logistical nightmare for producers. Each of the four shows is already on a demanding schedule, and The Flash star Grant Gustin told us things get even crazier when the crossover episodes are filmed. (Click on the media bar below to hear Grant Gustin)
The second half of this season’s CW crossover event airs tonight, with The Flash airing Part 3 at 8/7c, followed by Part 4 on DC’s The Legends of Tomorrow at 9/8c.