CAPE OF GOOD HOPE
Melissa Benoist suits up for action...
Supergirl’s first season was about Kara finding herself. What will her journey involve this year? Season one was kind of her coming out to party, and her figuring out how she really fit into the world. She built a solid base for herself. But now it’s time to really mature, as a woman and as a hero; in her career, in her love life, and as a superhero. Learning how to juggle it all and find balance. What can you tell us about the introduction of Kara’s cousin Superman?
I think the writers have handled it beautifully. Regardless of their sexes, they’re family, and that’s what’s important – how they teach one another and the love between them. They’re two surviving members of a dying race. That is beautiful to me. What’s it like inspiring girls all over the world though Kara?
It think it’s essential right now, and not just because she’s a woman. But because she stands for so much good. I think we really need that in the world right now. It’s a scary place. For boys and girls, I hope that she inspires hope and bravery and the will to never give up. Do you think Supergirl should remain a bright show or should it become darker?
I think innately she has a dark story, and a really traumatic past. So there are elements of that inside of her. But what I think is beautiful is the way she overcomes and the way she always finds the silver lining.