SUPERGIRL Star Melissa Benoist Opens Up On DC TV Exit And Reveals Whether She'd Ever Reprise The Role
Melissa Benoist's time as the Girl of Steel is nearing its end with Supergirl's sixth season, and the actress has now weighed in on ending her tenure as the iconic hero and a possible return one day.
Supergirl is set to wrap up after six seasons on November 9, and with just a few episodes left, actress Melissa Benoist has now opened up on her departure. Talking to Entertainment Weekly, the actress admitted that walking away from the role of Kara Danvers isn't something that's fully hit her yet.
"I don't think it's really set in," she admits. "I definitely felt a different kind of closure when we wrapped on set, very bittersweet. I felt all the emotions you could feel in the last two weeks of shooting that show. But I think once the final episode airs, and I know that I really don't have to go back up to Vancouver to shoot, that's when it'll probably set in."
"I don't know if I was ready to say goodbye to the characters, which I think is healthy," Benoist continued. "You always want to be sad and miss something and I'm so glad I didn't have that, 'Oh my gosh. I'm so ready.' And just the feeling of wanting to throw it away and not think about it again. I definitely will miss playing the role, but I was ready for a break, personally."
There was some speculation that Warner Bros. pulled the plug on Supergirl because a new version of the character will be introduced in The Flash movie next year (played by Sasha Calle).
"I am not opposed to putting on the suit again and I know there probably will be opportunities to," she says, likely thinking out a future CWVerse crossover event. "It would have to feel right for the character and I know they would probably do it justice. I love playing with Grant Gustin. I love Tyler Hoechlin and Bitsie Tulloch on Superman & Lois. So no, I'm not opposed to it."
Whether that will happen remains to be seen, but Benoist landed some great acting gigs before Supergirl and will likely continue to do so as she looks to step out of this character's shadow. We definitely look forward to seeing what she does next, though it might be fun for her to step into a different superhero role after spending such a long time entrenched in this DC TV Universe.
Who do you guys think she could play in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, for example?