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Melissa Benoist IS Supergirl!

11 Mar 2015 03:05 #40905 by lfan
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FYI, more photos of Melissa in civilian garb have been posted for today's filming (Mar 10th) at www.melissa-benoist.com

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11 Mar 2015 14:03 #40910 by jdrock24
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I know I am being greedy but I hope we get some set photos of her in the SG costume.

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11 Mar 2015 17:33 #40912 by mo
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You're not the only one hoping for that :)

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11 Mar 2015 20:37 - 11 Mar 2015 20:40 #40915 by lfan
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It the meantime, here is apparently her stunt double, Kelli Barksdale, who bears a pretty good resemblance:

www.kellibarksdale.com/
Stunt Reel: vimeo.com/63975513

It is based on the IMDB listings which are sometimes suspect, but then again, who speculates or tries to misinform on stunt casting.....

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11 Mar 2015 22:12 #40918 by AJF
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Barksdale looks too short to be Benoist's stunt double. Could she be the double who plays the young Kara?

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12 Mar 2015 01:00 #40920 by shadar
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lfan wrote: It the meantime, here is apparently her stunt double, Kelli Barksdale, who bears a pretty good resemblance:

www.kellibarksdale.com/
Stunt Reel: vimeo.com/63975513

It is based on the IMDB listings which are sometimes suspect, but then again, who speculates or tries to misinform on stunt casting.....

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Kelli is even cuter.

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12 Mar 2015 01:40 #40922 by lfan
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AJF wrote: Barksdale looks too short to be Benoist's stunt double. Could she be the double who plays the young Kara?


Saw that too...not an expert, but I would imagine stunts require less height similarity due to angles and lack of perspective with other actors (unless it's a fist fight scene). I'm also a little skeptical of the height listed on imdb -- 4'8" is pretty tiny

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12 Mar 2015 01:42 #40923 by ace191
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Like the size of a gymnist.

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12 Mar 2015 01:50 - 12 Mar 2015 01:50 #40924 by lfan
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Ok, I stand corrected on the skepticism of her 4'8" height. Linda Hunt is 4'9" so Kelli is right around that area code....



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12 Mar 2015 02:11 - 12 Mar 2015 02:18 #40925 by castor
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I have worked with her before-shes a small woman-she stunted for a 10 year kid in a short film. And very brave as she had to go into very cold water.

Generally from my experience stunt women are about the same height as the actor -you can do the angle thing, but eventually your going to get into problems. And there are plenty of taller stunt women in hollywood. (a lot of which are very cute)
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12 Mar 2015 05:36 #40926 by fats
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12 Mar 2015 06:17 #40927 by Andy T
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if only Fats

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10 Apr 2015 13:18 - 10 Apr 2015 14:26 #41409 by hunterbr2001
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tada!


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10 Apr 2015 14:18 #41410 by Random321
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I just saw a lower res post of this on tumbler and ran here. Thank you!

Warning: Spoiler!

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10 Apr 2015 14:34 - 10 Apr 2015 15:49 #41411 by castor
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Power stations don't necessarily mean that. They actually use the locations a lot in movies-because they can look like a lot. They can be a generic warehouse, a mad scientist lab, a space ship(they filmed some of the original Star Trek at a power station), army barracks-lots are filmed there.

Its also for some reason a fairly cheep location to film at. (they tend to be owned by the goverment which wants people to film)

And not a bad picture. The question of any superhero costume, isn't so much how does it look on a black background with her arms on her waist looking skyward- but how it looks walking around-and not bad
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10 Apr 2015 17:54 #41413 by lfan
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fabulous find, Hunter! Thanks for that!

I think she looks PERFECT! And the suit looks fantastic in natural lighting! I posted this on our SWM page on FB, and it's getting rave reviews and reposts.

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hunterbr2001 wrote: tada!


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10 Apr 2015 18:07 #41414 by mo
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Bravo!

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11 Apr 2015 00:02 #41419 by castor
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Not really news but

www.comicbookresources.com/article/new-c...hoto-surfaces-online

but if you read this article you will notice... hey superwomanmania is where the picture is from.

Hey Hunter your a source!!!
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11 Apr 2015 00:31 #41421 by hunterbr2001
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www.superwomenmania.com is on the news =D

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11 Apr 2015 00:35 #41422 by hunterbr2001
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in fact, the credits go to user "DarkSuperman" at www.superheroinehq.com/

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11 Apr 2015 01:16 #41423 by lfan
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Thanks to Hunter's find, SWM's forum has been mentioned today on sites like SuoerheroHype, Kryptonsite, and ComicBookMovie.com. Nice promo on the site indeed!

Thanks, Hunterbr2001!

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11 Apr 2015 02:36 #41424 by castor
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Wonder where it came from.

Granted this isn't national secrets at this point and it probably no ones going to get fired(though it is fascinating that thought we have seen all three of the costumes from Batman vs Superman Warner brothers really hasn't released or leaked a single other picture- which is pretty good)

So someone probabbly broke an NDA-who, who knows. I supose this could be a plant, but i don't think so

I mean she is clearly posing here. which happens on sets-but just randomly-maybe someone who works there.. and how did it get to the site?

ahh well nice pic. To a degree i think this is the reason for about 20 years you didn't see any costume superheros on Televisions was just the worry how under ordinary lights how they look-and this really is vivid if nothing else.

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11 Apr 2015 08:18 #41426 by ArgentDragon
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castor wrote: Wonder where it came from.

Granted this isn't national secrets at this point and it probably no ones going to get fired(though it is fascinating that thought we have seen all three of the costumes from Batman vs Superman Warner brothers really hasn't released or leaked a single other picture- which is pretty good)

So someone probabbly broke an NDA-who, who knows. I supose this could be a plant, but i don't think so

I mean she is clearly posing here. which happens on sets-but just randomly-maybe someone who works there.. and how did it get to the site?

ahh well nice pic. To a degree i think this is the reason for about 20 years you didn't see any costume superheros on Televisions was just the worry how under ordinary lights how they look-and this really is vivid if nothing else.


A classic example is the original Star Trek; the colors of the uniforms look much different outside of TV studio lighting. Part of the reason why the uniforms in the first film looked so flat. Originally, they were designed to be used in a new TV series called 'Star Trek: Phase 2'. The TV project was cancelled at the last minute and converted over to production for the film, but they kept the same costumes.

Back to the point, though: yes, she looks amazing in the costume. Can't wait for the series premier

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11 Apr 2015 09:28 #41427 by oldHarmonyMotion
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the knowledge from our members about filming is really blowing my mind!

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11 Apr 2015 15:53 - 11 Apr 2015 16:21 #41434 by five_red
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castor wrote: So someone probabbly broke an NDA-who, who knows. I supose this could be a plant, but i don't think so


As you say, who knows? They surely won't have NDA'd all the plant workers?!?!! I've been subject to one or two NDA's in my time although but none (I hasten to note) relating to Hollywood; plus I've known friends who've signed them. They tend, in my experience, to relate to IP (intellectual property, such as still-in-progress design work or story details) rather than candid shots of IP that's already been publicly disclosed. Sure, studios hate candid photos, but I've never heard of any use blanket bans through NDAs to stop them. Many production companies can get jumpy about camera phones -- Warner Bros for example had (still has?) restrictions on who can bring cell phones onto its studio spaces, and I once witness burly security guards pounce on a young audience member because they saw him fleetingly take his phone out of his pocket inside the Leno studio, even though no guests were present and no recording was taking place! (Literally physically pulled him to one side, surrounded him, searched him, and examined each photo on his phone.)

[Edit] Outside of their own buildings, however, I think studios know they can't exert as much control. I mean, you'd quickly find your requests for location filming would be turned down if you started insisting everyone who strays within a camera lens's distance has to sign a lengthy legal document. In the UK I worked in one building that frequently got used for filming (an old Victorian building with its interior decor perfectly intact) -- company employees just got told to stay out of the way of the crew and watch out for any stray cabling that might suddenly appear. overnight.!

I mean she is clearly posing here. which happens on sets-but just randomly-maybe someone who works there.. and how did it get to the site?


Most likely answer is that someone in the power plant office asked Melissa if they could take a snap, and that got passed on to a family member who they know is interested in comicbooks, and thus onto the internet. To speculate widely: given that the shot isn't a (dreaded) selfie we can perhaps assume the culprit is not of "Generation Snapchat" -- so maybe it is some kindly office lady who thought her nephew would get a kick out of the pic..? :)

Seriously, I've known people who've got their hands on some amazing stuff -- like items signed by all the cast members of an important Doctor Who story just weeks after location filming -- and when you ask them how they came by such unusual artefacts the answer is usually "my auntie works in catering at BBC Wales", or "my brother's girlfriend's sister was 3rd assistant deputy junior makeup lady"... :)

Remember, all of us are only six degrees of separation from Melissa Benoist :)

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