When you sign on to play a superhero in the movies or on TV, becoming a role model is just part of the package. Melissa Benoist knew this when she auditioned for Supergirl, and after landing the title role, she’s been working hard to live up to her end of the bargain. She’s especially been active lately as part of the women’s rights movement, and she told us she got some great advice from the original female TV superhero: Wonder Woman’s Lynda Carter. (Click on the media bar below to hear Melissa Benoist)

Supergirl airs Monday nights at 8/7c on The CW.

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Posted by: Susan Brown