Melissa spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the ending of Supergirl, her new book and what she would like to do next. Check out the article and photos below.<
Ahead of the series finale of Supergirl, Melissa Benoist reflects on her six year journey as the Girl of Steel and looks forward to what the future holds for her.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – Tomorrow has finally come for the Girl of Tomorrow, Melissa Benoist.
After six seasons, a network change, and multiple crossovers, Supergirl fans will finally say goodbye to Benoist’s on-screen alter-ego Kara Danvers when the sunny CW superhero drama’s two-part series finale airs in a couple weeks; however, the show’s star already said her goodybe to Kara Zor-El two months ago when she wrapped production on the series in Vancouver. Now, she’s back home in Los Angeles with a shorter haircut; preparing to release of her new children’s fantasy book Haven’s Secret (out now), which she co-wrote with her sister Jessica and Mariko Tamaki (Supergirl: Being Super); and developing projects under her overall deal with Warner Bros. TV. Despite all of these exciting changes, closure on Supergirl still feels elusive.
“I don’t think it’s really set in,” says Benoist, 33, in an interview with EW at the Hollywood Roosevelt in early October. “I definitely felt a different kind of closure when we wrapped on set, very bittersweet. I felt all the emotions you could feel in the last two weeks of shooting that show. But I think once the final episode airs, and I know that I really don’t have to go back up to Vancouver to shoot, that’s when it’ll probably set in.”
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Melissa was interviewed and photographed for COVETEUR. View the interview and photoshoot below.
COVETEUR – We spoke with the actress about her mini-series Waco, crossword puzzles, and connecting to dogs.
So, a superhero enters a bar. It sounds like beginning of a way-too-corny joke that’s only mildly funny at the end, but in this case, it’s how we met Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist. Just replace the word “bar” with Toro NYC. And make the punch something about the fact that as we waited for everyone else to arrive, the actress treated herself that day’s crossword puzzle, all while looking—literally!—powerful in a kickass, all-black, leather suit.
Still, it isn’t exactly fair to *only* reference Benoist’s role on the CW hit (even if she did arrive looking quite superhero-ish). She has plenty of other big credits under her belt as well, including Glee from back in the day and, most recently, the Paramount Network’s mini-series, Waco, which airs on Wednesday nights and tells the story of the ’90s siege involving a religious cult. We spoke with Melissa on why she was initially intrigued by the role, her open struggle with anxiety, and her real-life super power (which might actually top any we’ve seen on TV).
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Melissa spoke to Interview Magazine with her Waco co-star Andrea Riseborough. Check out the photoshoot and interview below.
INTERVIEW MAGAZINE – Waco is more than just a city in central Texas. It—the word, the place, everything Waco represents—is also a milestone, a landmark of religious fervor and governmental blunder in the sordid side of the American imagination often overlooked. It is synonymous with David Koresh, the self-proclaimed prophet that lived on the city’s fringes, the religious cult he presided over, and the military siege that left over 75 of its brainwashed members dead.
Waco is also the name of a new TV miniseries on the Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV). The show stars Taylor Kitsch as David Koresh who spars with FBI agent Gary Noesner, played by Michael Shannon. In only six episodes, it attempts to tell the stories of those both in and outside of the compound, often seeking to humanize the players on either side of a conflict without obvious “good” and “bad” guys.
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