Girl Power! Melissa Benoist Gives Girl Scouts a Tour of the ‘Supergirl’ Set
Sometimes even superheroes need some help to save the world!
Melissa Benoist, the star of CBS’ much-anticipated Supergirl, led a set tour for a group of Girl Scouts on Friday.
The scouts were even ready to help Supergirl, donning red capes atop their scout uniforms. Talk about being prepared!
The 26-year-old actress shared an adorable photo of the visit. “The Girls Scouts of Oklahoma dropped by National City today…” she captioned the Instagram post.
A follow-up snap showed Benoist’s new mini superhero squad smiling and hugging the leading lady. “… and I’m pretty sure we had a good time,” she shared, complete with a smiley face emoticon.
This fall, Benoist will soar onto TV screens as Superman’s cousin, Kara Zor-El, more commonly known as Supergirl, breaking up the superhero boys’ club that’s currently seen in Arrow, The Flash and Gotham.
“I think everybody is ready for it,” Benoist told ET about having more female superheroes on TV. “It’s important to have femininity in this genre. It’s her point of view, living through her heroics, and balancing her day-to-day life with it. I think it is relatable.”
At ET’s Comic-Con suite last month, Benoist also explained why Supergirl will be an important role model for young women. “In a way, Kara is discovering herself right now when we meet her in the pilot,” she said, “and I’m glad that I get to show girls that you can do anything you want to do.”