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Supergirl Casting Rumor?

15 Jan 2015 19:58 - 15 Jan 2015 20:22 #39858 by lfan
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Strange chatter on the interwebs that seem to imply that we may have our Girl of Steel and she is none other than Melissa Benoist (Glee):


While it is a rumor, three things to note:

1) She is the right age (unlike Gemma who was pushing 30)
2) She's got acting chops -- she's been in Glee and was also in the Oscar-nominated, Whiplash
3) She recently posted pictures of her hair being dyed blonde for a "secret project"

Ok, it's a stretch but then there's this weird page over at the Hollywood Report's site:

www.hollywoodreporter.com/image/melissa-...ist-supergirl-h-2014

Almost as if they have the scoop and are staging the article as they wait for the copy. It's not searchable from their site search, however; Google picked it up, probably from a spidering of its site........hmmm.......

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15 Jan 2015 21:36 #39859 by lfan
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Got some more info, all of which seems to point to her.......time will tell, I guess......

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15 Jan 2015 23:23 #39860 by AJF
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Where are the pictures of her being blonde? What sites are reporting this?

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15 Jan 2015 23:30 #39861 by Markiehoe
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I can totally see it!
I love the smile.

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15 Jan 2015 23:39 #39862 by lfan
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AJF wrote: Where are the pictures of her being blonde? What sites are reporting this?


No sites reporting it that I know of (SWM exclusive scoop), but the blonde pics are out on twitter as well as some other social media clues. Also some other sources/info that I'm sworn to secrecy on. I could be getting catfished but if not, remember you heard it here first! :p

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15 Jan 2015 23:42 #39863 by lfan
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Markiehoe wrote: I can totally see it!
I love the smile.


She's super likeable I think and has that wholesome look. Don't watch Glee (at least the season she was on), so started looking for vids and pulled up an interview she did on e Late Show with Craig Ferguson (sorry, don't have link but you can google it) and she was really cute and had a great personality. Could totally see her as Kara....

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16 Jan 2015 13:00 #39867 by lfan
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AJF wrote: Where are the pictures of her being blonde?





"Just a little belated #TransformationTuesday on the beautiful mbenoist for a “#secretproject"

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16 Jan 2015 13:55 #39868 by TwiceOnThursdays
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If I say "they could do worse" is sounds like i'm downplaying her and I wouldn't mean to. She's got everything she needs to play that role.

She seems quite personable on the clip on Fergueson, and I watched a glee promo she did with another actor just goofing around, and she handled that well. (I wish I could just go Hulu/Glee give her name, and have it play me 3-4 of the best scenes she was in.)

So it seems that she can be funny and charming, and that will go a long way in the show.

And let's not forget that Glee gave us Grant Gustin for Flash, and he's going pretty well over there too. I don't even know if they were on the show at the same time. If so that might make a Flash/Supergirl crossover even more fun.
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16 Jan 2015 15:07 - 16 Jan 2015 15:08 #39869 by inactive
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16 Jan 2015 16:23 #39871 by dauntingmold
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Not seen her act, but she has a gorgeous smile. I can surely see her lighting up the screen in the old red and blues, then flash that smile as she lays low another villain ( well a man can dream :cheer: )

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16 Jan 2015 16:56 #39872 by mo
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She definitely has the wholesome beauty needed to play the part.

I found a manip here via google:
ohmy-jarley.tumblr.com/

You'll need to scroll down.

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16 Jan 2015 17:00 #39873 by AJF
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There's a Youtube channel devoted to her called Melisa Benoist Fan. It's just clips of her from Glee, though.

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16 Jan 2015 17:02 - 16 Jan 2015 17:04 #39874 by lfan
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AJF wrote: There's a Youtube channel devoted to her called Melisa Benoist Fan. It's just clips of her from Glee, though.


This thread is stealing my thunder for the article I have staged that I was planning on posting (when/if it is confirmed), but its great to see others excited as well. :) This is a great clip -- and can we call it her "first appearance as a superheroine"?



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16 Jan 2015 17:29 #39875 by mo
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Wow. LFan - great find. I'm sold 100%.
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16 Jan 2015 17:42 #39876 by lfan
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mo wrote: Wow. LFan - great find. I'm sold 100%.


Now hopefully she is cast officially! LOL

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16 Jan 2015 18:14 #39877 by AJF
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If you look closely at the Hollywood Reporter page, you can see the date 12-05-14. Why would HR have that post halfway printed well over a month ago? She could have her hair dyed just for the screen test, not for filming anything else. Hate to rain on anyone's parade here, but I'm starting to get skeptical about her getting cast.

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16 Jan 2015 19:04 - 16 Jan 2015 19:21 #39879 by lfan
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AJF wrote: If you look closely at the Hollywood Reporter page, you can see the date 12-05-14. Why would HR have that post halfway printed well over a month ago? She could have her hair dyed just for the screen test, not for filming anything else. Hate to rain on anyone's parade here, but I'm starting to get skeptical about her getting cast.


Duly noted, AJF. And I have no idea why they would have that info over a month ago....My speculation is just a combination of factors and not written in stone by any means. Still, there are some other coincidences as well (as well as a few other things I cannot share). Maybe I'm reading into it too much and want it to be true, but hopefully we'll know soon enough.....

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16 Jan 2015 19:52 #39882 by AJF
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Compared to Madison Riley, Benoist has a much bigger fan follwing. There are at least to fansites devoted to her.

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16 Jan 2015 20:14 #39883 by lfan
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AJF wrote: Compared to Madison Riley, Benoist has a much bigger fan follwing. There are at least to fansites devoted to her.


You can probably thank the "Gleeks" for that. IF she is cast, that might be a smart move to attract a younger demographic for CBS (Glee fans) as well as serve as nice springboard for ratings.......

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17 Jan 2015 09:28 #39891 by mo
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I wonder if the casting suits are keeping an eye on the voting that's going on here:
www.supergirl.tv

I still have to pinch myself. Were getting a Supergirl tv show!
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