Melissa Benoist: Supergirl is indescribable
Melissa Benoist didn’t expect such an internal transformation when putting on her Supergirl costume.
The former Glee star is taking on the role of Superman’s cousin for the new CBS series of the same name. And while the 26-year-old knew she’d look the part in her costume, she didn’t expect to feel it so much inside too.
“That's a pretty indescribable feeling. It's hard to articulate, but it really feels like this, internal transformation, you know?” she told Access Hollywood at San Diego Comic-Con. “I didn't expect it, 'cause you're just putting on tights, you're putting on a leotard and a cape and whatever. But there's something that really changes its strength."
Supergirl begins on the American network on Monday, October 26. And Melissa can’t wait for people to see such a strong female superhero on their screens.
“It's just high time. She speaks for hope and bravery and positivity and kindness, and shows that you can be strong without hurting people and without aggression and force," she explained. “And I just think the message is so clear and pure. It's time for something like that. Some clarity and some positivity."
While there’s many things about her role that Melissa is pleased with, one thing she did struggle with was changing her vocabulary to avoid using the word ‘super’ as much as she used to.
“It's funny, 'cause I've used that word so much in my day to day life and now I just I feel so silly when I say it," she said. "I'll be like, 'Oh, it's SUPER cool,' and then I'll catch myself."
Melissa has something else super cool to celebrate, as Us Weekly reported she secretly married Glee co-star Blake Jenner several months ago.
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