THE MAID OF MIGHT
Supergirl is ready to soar…
What’s it like to enter this world?
It is a daunting thing. I feel a responsibility. There’s so much I have yet to learn about the universe, but I am in the process. People have already been teaching me. I definitely want to do right by the fans. And I want to represent her in a way that makes everyone happy. The sheer vastness of it is a little scary. I’m a really big homebody. I’m a little shy. And putting myself out there on such a grand scale, that’s pretty scary. But in a good way.
Have you spoken with any of the previous Supergirls to get any advice on filling the red boots?
I have spoken to Helen [Slater – Supergirl in the 1984 movie]. She is so sweet. I don’t think she’s ever lost Supergirl. She is a Supergirl. We talk about training, what she had to do. She was really lucky and got to do archery and horseback riding. She was in England, and I guess they think about working out differently than we do [laughs]. Because I’m getting my butt kicked.
Supergirl is a brighter hero than many we’ve seen lately. Is that something you keep in mind when you’re shooting?
Of course. We want to stay on the hopeful, light, sunny side of this. Recently there’s been a lot of dark, gritty superhero stories. That’s awesome. Chris Nolan’s Batmans are unbelievable. But there’s also something really beautiful about positivity, and the really uplifting
story of Supergirl.