Melissa Benoist is definitely leaving McKinley High behind — for a cape!
The 26-year-old actress, who played Marley on Glee, is headed to the CBS and Warner Bros. Television series, Supergirl.
Supergirl centers on Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Kara, who after arriving on Earth, was taken in by a foster family, the Danvers, who taught her to be careful with her extraordinary powers.
Now 24, Kara feels un-empowered, a slave to having repressed her innate abilities. She’s still pretty, but with her face hidden behind glasses and her hair pulled back, she doesn’t know it herself. An unexpected disaster forces her to use her powers in public. Energized by her heroic deed, for the first time in her life, Kara begins embracing her extraordinary abilities. She begins helping the people of her city and they soon take notice — and she’s even given a new moniker: Supergirl.
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Engaged couple Melissa Benoist and Blake Jenner are cheek to cheek in these extremely cute photo taken on New Year’s Eve and posted to the actress’ Instagram page.
The 26-year-old Glee actress captioned the picture simply with some festive sparklers.
Melissa and Blake, 22, have been engaged since July 2013 and met on the set of Glee, where they played characters caught up in a love triangle.
Last week, Melissa shared a photo of herself and Blake relaxing on Christmas with their dogs laying on them while spending time on the couch. See the pic below!
Miles Teller is dapper as he gets all suited up for the premiere of his latest film Whiplash held at the Bing Theatre at LACMA on Monday (October 6) in Los Angeles.
The 27-year-old actor was joined at the event by his girlfriend Keleigh Sperry, as well as co-stars Melissa Benoist, Paul Reiser, J.K. Simmons, and writer/director of the flick Damien Chazelle.
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Miles recently opened up about how much training went into Whiplash.
“I started playing drums when I was 15. I played in some rock bands and stuff. I took my drums with me when I moved out to New York. And then when I moved out to L.A…. I’ve always had my drum kit on standby in case some of my friends who play guitar come over, we can jam,” Miles told MovieFone. “For the movie, I never played jazz before, so I started taking lessons for four hours a day, three days a week. I think we had about three weeks. Not a whole lot of time. I was pretty nervous about not being able to do it.”
FYI: Melissa is wearing a Maiyet dress, Kurt Geiger heels, and a Karma El Khalil necklace.
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Becca Tobin and Melissa Benoist, two of the stars of Glee, are breaking their silence on the leak of nude photos of several Hollywood actresses.
“Merry XXXmas!” Becca tweeted shortly after the nude photos of her leaked. It seems like she is standing strong in front of the public eye during this time and her co-star Matthew Morrison tweeted his support for her.
“@becbecbobec craziness! Way to embrace it Hun!” Matthew tweeted.
While Melissa‘s photos weren’t part of the initial leak, they ended up online last night as well.
“My sentiments exactly, on so many levels, @sallykohn …incivility should not be supported. Please watch,” Melissa tweeted. She included a link to a Ted talk in which click bait news is discussed.
“Doesn’t it seem like a lot of online news sites have moved beyond reporting the news to openly inciting your outrage (and your page views)?” the video description reads. “News analyst Sally Kohn suggests — don’t engage with news that looks like it just wants to make you mad. Instead, give your precious clicks to the news sites you truly trust.”
Harry Shum, Jr. and Shelby Rabara make their red carpet debut after getting engaged at the Glee 100th episode celebration held at Chateau Marmont on Tuesday night (March 18) in Los Angeles.
The duo were joined by co-stars Alex Newell, Becca Tobin, Blake Jenner, Jacob Artist, Melissa Benoist, and Max Adler.
“In celebration, here is 100 seconds of memories to #Glee100,” Harry posted on Twitter, with a fantastic video of some behind-the-scenes Glee memories. Check it out below!
FYI: Becca is wearing a For Love and Lemons skirt and a vintage tank.
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Melissa Benoist is all smiles during an interview in The Variety Studio during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday afternoon (January 18) in Park City, Utah.
The 25-year-old Glee actress was joined by her Whiplash co-star, Austin Stowell.
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Earlier that week, Miles Teller stepped out to premiere the film in which he plays a teenage jazz drummer who is pushed to his limits by his intense instructor.
“Will always be a mountain girl at heart–so happy to be at #Sundance feeling a Rocky Mountain high,” Melissa tweeted after arriving at the festival.
FYI: Austin is wearing head to toe Dockers Alpha Collection.
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