Ready to Land With a Bang
New kid no more. Benoist joined “Glee” during season four, long after Lea Michele already shot to stardom. But this season, it will be Benoist’s turn to, well, fly. She landed the title role in CBS’ “Supergirl” from “The Flash” and “Arrow” creator Greg Berlanti, who’s jump-started the careers of his superhero leads Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell over the past few TV cycles.
“If we hadn’t found her, I wouldn’t have wanted to make it,” Berlanti tells Variety of his leading lady, who auditioned 10 times over the course of two-and-a-half months, and also co-starred in “Whiplash.” “I never imagined myself getting a role like this,” Benoist says, adding that she’s wanted to be a professional actor since her first play at 4 years old.
But she’s taking it all in with a hefty grain of salt. “There are moments when I step back and look at the bigger picture and I’m on the set with fire and explosions and I’m in the suit — and I’ll have to do a double-take.”
Show: “Supergirl” (CBS)
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