SDCC2019: Interview with Melissa Benoist

SDCC2019: Interview with Melissa Benoist

San Diego Comic-Con is the end all, be all of comic conventions around the world.

We’ve all heard the stories of epic panels and amazing celebrity interviews from all over the nerdosphere and this year is no different.

Recently DC Comics News had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Melissa Benoist, Supergirl herself, about what we can expect in the upcoming season.

This season Kara is ditching the skirt and going with full length pants for her costume.  Do you think this was a good move considering the world always associates Supergirl with her iconic red skirt?

“I think it’s great, and I think pants don’t make her any less feminine.  The skirt is iconic but this is something I’ve wanted to do for awhile.  I was inspired by the New 52, it feels more modern and I’m glad it’s happening.  It’s easier to kick ass in pants.”

In season 4 we moved away a bit from the romantic side of things and more towards the professional side with Mia.  How is this going to play out in the new season?

“I’m excited for it.  I love how the relationship continues to grow.  I can’t wait to explored the Cat Grant side of Kara and every scene I do with Mia is great.  She’s (Kara) a little kinder than Cat was but you’ll see more of the way Kat used to be come out in kara as the season goes on.”

As the season goes on we get to watch Kara grow and learn to balance her professional and superhero life.  Will we get more of that this season?

“Yeah, in this season Kara is fresh from coming off of her expose about Lex Luthor being published.  She’s always hungry to expose and fight for the truth and sometimes the pen is mightier than the cape and we will get more of that.  Yes, Kara is a superhero but at the heart of it she’s a hero and it’s more conceptually inspiring for the audience and if we always see her flying around I think it kills the humanity of the story and of the character.  She shows that you too can be a hero and you don’t need super powers to be a hero.  It’s about taking care of people.”

Without a doubt, Supergirl is one of DC’s biggest shows on the CW and there is no question that the momentum the show has built over the first four seasons will continue on into season five.

Stay glued to DC Comics News for more coverage of SDCC 2019

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Jeff Testanero

Hartford, Connecticut based blogger and podcaster. Graduate of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting and serious comic book collector for the past 20+ years Diehard Superman fanboy