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Real-life couple Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner to play lovers on Supergirl TV series

Published 19/11/2015

Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner
Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner

Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner are teaming up on the small screen.

Real-life couple Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner are teaming up as lovers on the small screen.

Jenner, who met the actress on the set of Glee and married her earlier this year (15), will play her character's boyfriend in upcoming episodes of her hit new TV show Supergirl.

Benoist plays the titular character in the series and her husband has been cast as Adam Foster, who will appear in several episodes of the comic book superheroine series early next year (16).

Benoist has previously spoken about how elated she is with her role as Supergirl and even getting into costume is exciting.

“That's a pretty indescribable feeling," she told Access Hollywood. "It's hard to articulate, but it really feels like this, internal transformation, you know? 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."

Melissa believes it's a great time for people to be exposed with female superheroes regularly via television and film.

She thinks it's taken too long to feature heroines as leading characters.

“It's just high time," she said of Supergirl. "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. And I just think the message is so clear and pure. It's time for something like that. Some clarity and some positivity."

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