‘PLAYING SUPERGIRL WAS CHALLENGING AND TIRING’
American actor Melissa Benoist (above) says essaying the role of a supergirl in American TV series Supergirl was not only challenging but tiring as well. The show narrates the story of Supergirl, who is the biological cousin to Superman and one of the last surviving Kryptonians.
So how exhausting is the role? “It’s extremely physical, challenging and tiring, but that’s a good thing. I think shes got to be really tough and strong to show girls, and everyone else, that you can overcome the things that you’re afraid of,” said Benoist.
As per the storyline, Kara Jor-El (played by Benoist), now Kara Danvers, is sent to Earth to protect her cousin, Kal-El (played by Clark Kent). The show will go on air India from next week.
The actor says the wirework for the flying scenes is also very hard. “The wirework is really difficult, but it’s fun when you get it right. Watching the results is exhilarating. It’s a really cool feeling to see them, especially knowing the energy that I had to exert to create those flying scenes. The way they look is really rewarding,” said Benoist. Talking about her role, she added: “I knew this role was going to be a challenge and a lot of responsibility, but I love a good challenge.”