Mwlissa Benoist

  1. Willa Holland, The Arrow, TV, 2012-2020.    Melissa auditioned for Speedy/Thea Queen, the little sister of the DC hero, Green Arrow/Oliver Queen. Wlla won because, said the suits, “she had a greater sense of duality, a sense of inner darkness behind her youthful exuberance. That was far more in keeping with the darker tone and style of the show.“  Melissa stayed in the DC family all the same, as Kara Danvers/Kara Zor-El aka  Supergirl (and Overgirl, her Nazi counterpart from Earth X) for 126 episodes  during 2015-2021. Producer Greg Berlanti called Melissa the Annie Hall of superheroes.  Oh, revenge can be so sweet!

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