The CW’s Supergirl, Melissa Benoist, is voicing her support for the casting of Sasha Calle, who will play Supergirl in the upcoming Flash movie.
The CW’s Supergirl, Melissa Benoist, is voicing her support for the casting of Sasha Calle, who will play Supergirl in the upcoming Flash movie. Benoist has been playing Kara Danvers on the small screen since 2015, with her show’s run wrapping up later this year with its sixth season. Calle, a relative newcomer, currently stars in the soap opera The Young And The Restless, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy. She’s the first actress of Latin descent to play the role and reportedly beat out over 400 other actresses through a massive audition search.
Not much is known about Calle’s version of Supergirl yet. The fact she’s showing up first in The Flash suggests she’ll likely be from another reality, as that film is set to explore the DC multiverse, complete with an appearance by Michael Keaton’s Batman. There’s also a small hint that the DCEU could already have a Supergirl. In Man Of Steel, when Clark discovers the Kryptonian colony ship in the Arctic that would serve as a sort of makeshift Fortress of Solitude, one of the life pods was open and empty, prompting many to suspect Kara Zor-El could already be out there somewhere.
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Benoist voiced her support for Calle’s casting on her Instagram account, noting the character is bigger than any one actress. Check it out below.
It’s a touching show of solidarity, especially considering Benoist’s show is ending before its time, likely because her older cousin is coming to the network in Superman & Lois. Benoist’s show hasn’t always been a critical darling, but most agree Benoist is the best thing about the show and has carried it through rough patches with grace and charm. Benoist has been one of the biggest goodwill ambassadors for the CW’s Arrowverse over the years, so it’s not a huge surprise that she would remain humble and excited about the prospect of passing the baton to a new actress.
DC fans are plenty excited for Calle’s version of the character, and many have become accustomed to enjoying more than one live-action iteration of the character, meaning the multiverse concept should go down relatively smoothly. It’s certainly a big step for Calle, whose experience is limited, but Warner Bros. struck gold when they similarly cast the largely unknown Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. If Calle can approach that level of dynamism in the role, Supergirl fans are in for a treat.
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