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Melissa Benoist Opens Up About Playing Supergirl on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'!

Melissa Benoist Opens Up About Playing Supergirl on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'!

Melissa Benoist loves playing Supergirl!

The 29-year-old Supergirl star appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night (January 15), where she talked about her superhero role.

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During her appearance, Melissa opened up about learning how to play Supergirl, dancing and acting since she was a kid, performing a Stephen Sondheim medley at Disneyland and playing one of David Koresh’s wives in the new mini-series, Waco.

Watch her appearance below!

Pictured below: Melissa Benoist holds hands with boyfriend Chris Wood outside of Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday (January 15).

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Melissa Benoist Addresses Andrew Kreisberg's Firing During TCA Tour: 'It Was A Major Disappointment'

Melissa Benoist Addresses Andrew Kreisberg's Firing During TCA Tour: 'It Was A Major Disappointment'

Melissa Benoist has opened up about Andrew Kreisberg‘s firing from Warner Bros. after he was accused of sexual harassment by 15 women and four men on the sets of Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Speaking of the incidents at the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour on Monday (January 15), the Supergirl star revealed that the entire situation was a “major disappointment, and the irony was not lost on me.”

Melissa adds that now, the feel on set is different, but a good different.

“I have to say that the way our show has recovered as a cast and a crew together, we have an atmosphere on set now that I’m extremely proud of and there are a lot of amazing men that work on our show,” she says.

“We have a lot of amazing women that are in powerful positions on our show as well — now one of our co-showrunners is a female, [Jessica Queller], and the executive producer Sarah Schechter. We’re all in the fight for equality and for a safer atmosphere in the working space.”

Melissa also opened up about how business is going and the support everyone is getting.

“I think it’s a matter of empathy, and it’s a matter of listening to each other and maybe as standing in each other’s shoes for a day across genders, and across sexualities, across any platforms,” Melissa shared. “I just think it’s a matter of listening to each other.”

“It’s hard to talk about something when you’re still so in the thick of it, when you’re still so engulfed by sorting out the confusion, but I have a lot of hope. I think that people are better than the way things have been.”

Melissa was at the TCA Tour to promote her new Paramount project, Waco, with co-star Julia Garner.

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Chris Wood Supports Girlfriend Melissa Benoist & I Don't Mind's New Initiative on Social Media

Chris Wood Supports Girlfriend Melissa Benoist & I Don't Mind's New Initiative on Social Media

Chris Wood and Melissa Benoist are giving us major butterflies right now.

The two Supergirl stars and real life couple are getting behind a new initiative with IDONTMIND, a mental health awareness program whose aim is to break down the barrier of stigma and to bring help to those that need it.

After Melissa posted about the new sweatshirt that the program is selling to raise monies for the organization, Chris also supported it on his own Instagram account.

“This brilliant woman is a light,” he wrote of Melissa. “Her heart has remained open and full despite the many difficulties she has faced, and her generous spirit fills the world with more love. I continue to be in awe of her.”

So sweet!

Check out Melissa‘s Instagram post below on the fundraiser to see how you can get involved:

Melissa Benoist Teases Reign's Transformation on 'Supergirl' Tonight

Melissa Benoist Teases Reign's Transformation on 'Supergirl' Tonight

Supergirl battles it out with Reign in the middle of the street in this new still from tonight’s all-new Supergirl.

Melissa Benoist teased how the dynamic between the heroine and villain would be like with TVLine.

“I think Reign is going to surprise people,” she shared. “She’s pretty spectacular to behold, and she will give Supergirl the fight of her life. What sets her aside from the Big Bads that we’ve seen up to this point on the show [is that] she has a really surprising back story that gets you really invested in who she really is fundamentally.”

And remember, Sam (Odette Annable) isn’t just Reign aka the Big Bad…she’s also Kara’s friend!

“You see how close Kara, Sam and Lena are getting, I can’t imagine that it isn’t going to become difficult with Sam essentially being Supergirl’s arch-enemy and all three of us being friends,” Katie McGrath shared. “It’s got to come to a head somehow.”

Supergirl airs TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on The CW.

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Melissa Benoist Dishes on This Year's 'Arrowverse' Crossover

Melissa Benoist Dishes on This Year's 'Arrowverse' Crossover

Melissa Benoist is spilling on what fans can expect from the highly anticipated Arrowverse crossover event this week!

This time around, the Supergirl actress will be bringing Alex (Chyler Leigh) along for the journey.

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“I always wished that she had been by my side for every crossover that I’ve done, which I guess are just the two last year,” Melissa told KryptonSite. “They are always so massive and such undertakings workload wise.”

“They wrote something massive that was overwhelming to read, in an exciting way of course, but also at the same time I had to brace myself,” she added. “I think we all did.”

“Everyone goes to Central City to Iris and Barry’s wedding, but of course it’s the comic book world so not every wedding goes as planned,” Melissa shared. “You’ll have to see, it’s pretty crazy. They get some really evil visitors from Earth-X.”

Don’t miss Supergirl this Monday (November 27), the first part of a four-episode event including Arrow, The Flash, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow!

Melissa Benoist Talks Kara & Mon-El Reunion on 'Supergirl'

Melissa Benoist Talks Kara & Mon-El Reunion on 'Supergirl'

Melissa Benoist is dishing on what we’re all waiting for – Kara and Mon-El’s reunion!

The actress talked up what it’s going to be like for Kara to have her long lost love back and how they can move forward.

“It’s going to be weird and difficult,” Melissa told EW. “You watch Castaway, and Tom Hanks returns and Helen Hunt doesn’t know what to do.”

“He was the first love that she’s ever had,” she continued. “I know they had their differences up until the end, but toward the end, they really saw each other on an even playing field. They were peers. She said, ‘Go be a hero, you’re ready.’ They believed in each other, so losing that confidante, that support, that love was devastating to her. I feel like, for the first time, especially since we’ve started the show, she really felt like she had it balanced — she had a happy life with her partner, she had work going for her and was working her way up in the premiere, and she was loving being Supergirl and saving the world, so a giant part of her identity was wrenched from her.”

Watch the reunion on Supergirl this Monday (November 20) at 8 PM on The CW.

Melissa Benoist Teases That Tonight's 'Supergirl' Centers on Kara & Alex's Bond

Melissa Benoist Teases That Tonight's 'Supergirl' Centers on Kara & Alex's Bond

Kara is headed back to high school in tonight’s all-new Supergirl.

In the episode “Midvale”, we’ll see Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Alex (Chyler Leigh) head home to Midvale for a little R&R. While there, Kara recalls a painful memory of a childhood friend’s death and how that traumatic experience brought the Danver sisters closer together.

“What’s really fun is you’ll get to see, through the way they interact, more about how their relationship started when Kara first came to Earth, how it grew, how it became so close, and why they’re so close nowadays,” Melissa shared with EW.

Chyler adds that “it’s this mystery that has to be solved, basically, and they have to work together, and so you really do get a better sense of seeing what that looked like and how they had to figure things out and quickly.”

“We only got bits and pieces of that that we’ve seen in flashbacks in the past seasons, so this is one [episode] that’s really cool,” she adds. “I think the tone is going to be really different.”

Supergirl airs TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on The CW.

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Melissa Benoist & Emily Bett Rickards Release Powerful Statements Following 'Arrow' Producer Andrew Kreisberg's Suspension

Melissa Benoist & Emily Bett Rickards Release Powerful Statements Following 'Arrow' Producer Andrew Kreisberg's Suspension

Over the weekend, the Arrowverse was shook after producer Andrew Kreisberg was suspended following sexual harassment and assault allegations.

Variety reports that over 19 women and 4 men have accused the Arrow and Supergirl producer of inappropriate behavior on their sets in Vancouver.

After a few days of silence on social media, Melissa Benoist and Emily Bett Rickards have both spoken out about the situation.

“We were recently made aware of some deeply troubling allegations regarding one of our showrunners,” Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, who head Berlanti Productions which oversee Kreisberg’s shows, shared with the trade paper.

They add, “We have been encouraging and fully cooperating with the investigation into this by Warner Bros. There is nothing more important to us than the safety and well-being of our cast, crew, writers, producers and any staff. We do not tolerate harassment and are committed to doing everything we can to make an environment that’s safe to work in and safe to speak up about if it isn’t.”

Here’s what Melissa and Emily have shared following the story:

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