Melissa Benoist may be the star of Supergirl, but she originally auditioned for a role in Arrow. An American actress and singer, Melissa Benoist rose to prominence when she successfully auditioned for Fox’s musical series Glee. She tried to join the Arrowverse by auditioning for a part in the CW’s new superhero show; however, she was passed over — allowing her to accept the role of Supergirl years later.
It’s hard to imagine Benoist in a different role; her quirky, whimsical character is perfectly suited for the Girl of Steel, and her profound sense of optimism transformed the scripts. She was actually the first actress to audition for the part of Supergirl, and that was no accident: Casting director David Rapaport had remembered her from another audition years ago, all the way back in 2012.
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