Supergirl is set to take flight this fall, and in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Melissa Benoist opens up about what she hopes people will take away from Kara Zor-El's (Supergirl's) journey. Benoist is without a doubt the best person Warner Bros. could have tapped to take on such an iconic role. The 26-year-old understands Kara and her importance on a level that will make you instantly adore her. Her interview is peppered with quotes about empowerment, strength and the hopeful nature of the series.
Below, check out the best quotes from Benoist's interview and just try to stop yourself from getting excited about Supergirl. I promise it is not possible. Benoist and Supergirl are going to fly away with everyone's hearts and inspire a generation in the process.
Benoist also noted that she was wearing an eye patch the first time she put on the suit due to an eye injury. Awesome woman that she is, she did not let that take away from the incredible moment. It sounds like the minute she suited up, she started channeling her inner Kara.
How refreshing is that quote? There are not many female superheroes on TV or in film right now, so Benoist has to carry the torch in many ways. I think she is up to the task. She already sounds like a hero, that's for sure.
There were a lot of comparisons to the Black Widow SNL parody when the Supergirl trailer landed, but Benoist is quick to assert there's more to Kara than her work. The show is committed to showing Kara's human side as well as her kick-butt hero side, and that only makes the character more relatable.
Everyone, meet Benoist; she is your new life role model.
Yes, she even addressed the concerns over Kara being called "girl" instead of "woman." In many ways, Kara is coming into her own in this story. She's growing and figuring life out while also saving the world, so no, calling her a girl doesn't undermine any of that. If anything, it is a reminder that Supergirl is a unique coming-of-age story that girls can watch and find a positive female character to look up to. There is nothing more empowering than that.
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