Melissa Benoist has lovingly–and brilliantly–portrayed Kara Zor-El/Supergirl on the CW’s Supergirl since 2015, earning her countless fans and solidifying her as one of the Arrowverse’s brightest stars. Now, while it looks like Benoist isn’t going to make the move to the big screen with her DC portrayal, she doesn’t seem to mind at all. In fact, she even welcomed the actress sharing her character and wished her well in her upcoming role in The Flash. Not just a good sport, but a solid human being.
Melissa Benoist took to social media to congratulate The Young and the Restless star Sasha Calle on her recent casting as Kara Zor-El in the DC’s big-screen continuity, often referred to as the DC Extended Universe.
Melissa Benoist conveyed it in her Instagram post beautifully and succinctly, showing the actress’s excitement. This will hopefully help strengthen the signal to studios that further inclusion and diversity in Hollywood should absolutely be the future for which we strive. Calle’s casting is a huge step in the right direction, and it will be great to see her shine in a role that will undoubtedly lead to even bigger gigs down the line.
If this is the first you are hearing about this, don’t fret! Here is the video in which The Flash director Andy Muschietti, who also helmed both chapters of the recent It adaptation and is set to direct a live-action Attack on Titan, revealed to Sasha Calle that she has been cast as Supergirl:
Sasha Calle will be the fourth actress to play a live-action iteration of the character. Before Calle’s casting, Kara Zor-El has been portrayed, at one point or another, by Helen Slater, Laura Vandervoort, and, of course, Melissa Benoist. It will be really great to see a fresh face excel in the role.
In addition to her lead role in Supergirl, Melissa Benoist is also known for portraying Marley Rose in the acclaimed series Glee and Nicole in 2014’s phenomenal Whiplash. She has also appeared in episodes of Blue Bloods, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, and, much more recently, in the Paramount Network miniseries Waco. She will continue to nab some really memorable roles, and her work on Supergirl will absolutely be something that people look back on fondly.
It is always refreshing to see new takes on beloved heroes. When Melissa Benoist first donned the Supergirl costume back in October 2015, it was exciting because we got a fresh interpretation of a popular character from a superb actress. Now, Benoist has portrayed the character across the various Arrowverse shows, most notably in crossover episodes of Arrow and The Flash.
You can catch Sasha Calle’s DC debut in The Flash when it hits theaters on June 3, 2022. She will star alongside Ezra Miller, Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck, and Billy Crudup. We still have a while to wait before we finally get to see her in action, but if Muschietti’s and Melissa Benoist’s excitement is anything to go by, we are absolutely in for one awesome performance.