Melissa Benoist & Ruby Rose Discuss Supergirl & Batwoman's Friendship in 'Elseworlds'

Melissa Benoist & Ruby Rose Discuss Supergirl & Batwoman's Friendship in 'Elseworlds'

Melissa Benoist and Ruby Rose are spilling on the relationship between their respective characters, Supergirl and Batwoman, ahead of tonight’s Arrowverse crossover “Elseworlds!”

“We shot a scene in Wayne Enterprises together, and it was just the two of us, just these two women breaking the ice with each other,” Melissa told EW. “It’s rare that I get scenes like that. I have scenes like that with Grant [Gustin] and Stephen [Amell] all the time, but I was very excited to do that with another strong female. I’ve not really gotten to have scenes like this with other female characters [like] Sara Lance [Caity Lotz] or Black Canary [Juliana Harkavy]. In the way that Barry and Kara are so light and such good friends, I think Kate and Kara have a lot more in common and can really understand each other.”

“It was nice because when Kara met Kate, it was in Kate’s space, and it was fun because there’s this power dynamic,” Ruby, who makes her debut as Batwoman in the crossover, added. “You got someone like Kara, who is just so sweet and nice, and I think [with] Kate, who is not one to trust people and doesn’t really have a lot of time for what’s happening right now, you see it’s impossible not to be charmed by Kara. You see the warmth in what I think would be a budding friendship. But it’s also really fun making Melissa/Kara uncomfortable.”

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“Kate Kane is a very different personality from her, but what I think she appreciates and empathizes with is her experience as a woman, being a hero, and I think she also sees a lot of herself and the struggles she went through in becoming her own hero in Kate,” Melissa continued. “There’s a lot of kinship there.”

“You have someone like Kate, who is very much a force to be reckoned with and, I think, intimidates the boys a little bit,” Ruby shared. “With Kara, I think it’s more like she thinks it’s cool. She’s like, ‘Wow, there’s another girl out there. This is awesome.’ I know Supergirl herself doesn’t like the vigilante-type characters, so I was glad that we actually had a mutual understanding.”

“Elseworlds” begins TONIGHT (December 9) with The Flash at 8 p.m. ET; continues Monday (December 10) at 8 p.m. ET with Arrow; and wraps up on Tuesday (December 11) at 8 p.m. ET with Supergirl.

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