Actress Melissa tells us about her heroic role and more! us about her heroic role and more!
Move over, Superman, there’s a fierce female crimefighter leading the charge on TV! Melissa Benoist plays Kara Danvers (aka Supergirl) in the beloved superhero series, which is now in its fourth season. The blonde beauty sits down with
Woman’s Day to talk politics, Broadway and girl power ...
You often work 15-hour days on Super girl, but you also managed to squeeze in a starring role in the Broadway show Beautiful during the hiatus. Sounds exhausting! How do you cope?
I can keep it up because I truly enjoy what I do. I’m very fortunate and lucky to have the opportunities I’ve been given. Broadway was my childhood dream before television or movies came into play. I don’t think I ever would have forgiven myself if I didn’t do it.
This season of Super girl delves deeper into politics and journalism. How do you feel about that?
All the he ideals that Kara carries as a superhero, she’ll also carry y into her journalistic work, especially cially with what she’s facing g this season. We’re going to explore xplore the idea of how fear is s the enemy. There are people ple in the show that she’ll fight with in hand-to-hand combat bat because it’s Supergirl, but fear ear is the bigger opponent. Journalism nalism can fight that.
How w do you feel about Ruby Ro see joining the DC Comics universe as Bat woman?
Personally, onally, I’m really excited to see e Kara interact with Batwoman. woman. In the first three seasons ons of the show, Kara’s had a number of quippy lines about t Batman. We’ve seen little moments ments where she’s given her opinion on the iconic male character, acter, so I’m excited for her to o meet Batwoman and see how they get along. It might t be really funny.
Th et rans gender super hero Dream er, am er, played by Nicole Main es, n es, is introduced into the show in season four.
How does it feel to be part of such a progressive show?
I am so proud to be a part of this movement and Nicole is the perfect voice for us. I’m really excited that she’s going to be given a voice to tell these stories. And I’m thrilled and beyond honoured that I get to be a part of that story. She’s going to inspire a lot of people.
What’ s your message to fans?
I would to say to them that you can be a supergirl and a superhero by just being who you are. You don’t have to do anything extraordinary to be an extraordinary soul. I wish someone had said that to me when I was little.
Melissa is excited to see how her character gets on with Ruby Rose’s Batwoman (above left) and is proud that the show is introducing a transgender superhero, played by Nicole (above).