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Published On: Mon, Jun 15th, 2015

Melissa Benoist discusses the ‘pressure’ of ‘Supergirl’

The superhero adaptations just keep coming and this fall Supergirl will join in the mix with Melissa Benoist to star was the titular character. Benoist spoke in an IGN interview about the role, acknowledging the pressure surrounding the high profile role.

“I think we’re just as excited to work on it and create it. There’s a lot of pressure, but the good kind to just blow everyone out of the water and inspire some people,” she says.

Co-star Chyler Leigh added that “Across the board we’ve had some great conversations about the show and it was just awesome to see the presentation. It’s such a great electricity in the room, with all the shows coming up and just watching and getting a piece of all that, that was really cool. That was exciting.”

supergirl-tv-show-image-melissa-benoist-portraitKara is a more reluctant hero and Benoist says that there are reasons why. “There are numerous reasons that you’ll discover throughout the show. Also I think part of her thinks Earth already had a hero. It’s been 24 years and she comes to Earth and Superman, who was a baby then, is now grown and is Earth’s hero and she kind of feels like she won’t live up to what he has created for himself.”

Supergirl won’t arrive until late October, but fans of The Flash and Arrow will be pleased to learn that the same creators are behind the show.

Leigh stars as “Alex” Danvers with Mehcad Brooks as James Olsen, Laura Benanti as Alura Zor-El, Calista Flockhart as CatGrant, Jeremy Jordan as Winslow “Winn” Schott, David Harewood as Hank Henshaw and Dean Cain and Helen Slater in mystery roles.
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