‘Supergirl’ challenging, tiring: Melissa Benoist

Los Angeles, July 21 (IANS) Actress Melissa Benoist says essaying the role of a supergirl in American TV series “Supergirl” was not only challenging but tiring as well.

The show narrates the story of Supergirl, who is the biological cousin to Superman and one of the last surviving Kryptonians.

So how exhausting is the role?

Benoist said: “It’s extremely physical, so it’s challenging and it’s tiring — but that’s a good thing. I think she’s got to be really, really tough and strong to show girls — and everyone else — that you can overcome the things that you’re afraid of.”

As per the storyline, Kara Jor-El (played by Benoist), now Kara Danvers, is sent to Earth to protect her cousin, Kal-El (played by Clark Kent). And the show will invade the Indian small screen via Zee Café channel.

The show will go on air on Zee Café and Zee Café HD from Monday, read a statement.

The actress says the wirework for the flying scenes is also very hard.

She said: “The wirework is really difficult, but it’s so fun when you get it right. Watching the results is exhilarating. It’s a really cool feeling to see them; especially knowing the energy that I had to exert to create those flying scenes. The way they look is really rewarding.”

Talking about her role, she went on to say, “I knew this role was going to be a challenge and a lot of responsibility, but I love a good challenge. It’s a dream come true to play a character like Supergirl.

“I love that the show is hopefully going to spread a lot of hope and positivity in the world. I hope the character is a good influence on the world.”



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