Melissa Benoist, who stars as Kara Zol-El a.k.a. Supergirl in the CBS superhero show, has revealed in an interview that she found herself deeply touched by the fan’s attention to “Supergirl.”
Prior to the first episode release of the CBS superhero series “Supergirl” in October 2015, many fans were looking forward to see the adventures of Superman’s cousin Kara. Several months after its debut, the series have shown more than 15 episodes that depicted the struggles of Benoist’s Kara and her superhero persona. The show has also gained a loyal following among young girls. Benoist shared in an interview with Entertainment Tonight during the PaleyFest held Saturday, March 12, that she felt privileged to have met her fans during previous set visits.
She mentioned that the young fans looked excited when they get to visit the “Supergirl” set. The former “Glee” actress even shared that she was “always blown away” with the fans’ reactions when they see Supergirl’s costume, from the red cape to the iconic “S” symbol. "That is really moving and I always kind of... have to go to my trailer and cry a little bit!" Benoist added.
Showrunner Ali Adler also commented on the fans’ reactions and described it as “amazing.” She also attributed the fans’ positive response to the strong feminism symbol that Supergirl embodies. "I think that she is just the symbol of power and, incidentally, female,” Adler explained.
Meanwhile, Chyler Leigh also shared her thoughts on being part of the CBS superhero series during the “Supergirl” panel at the PaleyFest, Variety reported. Leigh, who portrays the role of Alex Danvers in the series, spoke about the level of influence that the show had over young girls. She also described being part of the show as “rewarding” given the series’ opportunity to tell a “very powerful story” from “many different perspectives,” not only from a woman’s viewpoint but also that of a little girl.