Claire Holt

  1. Melissa Benoist, Supergirl, TV, 2015 –   .   If you’re up for a DC comicbook star, make sure you’re the first auditioned.  That is how Stephen Amell won Arrow,  Grant Gustin secured The Flash  and Benoist became Kara Danvers, aka Kara Zor-El, Superman’s Kryptonian cousin – described by producer Greg Berlanti as the Annie Hall of superheroes.  The Aussie Holt, British Atkinson, and Texan Elizabeth Lail were the other main favourites among 996 other hopefuls seen for the role. Melissa’s Earthling foster-parents were Helen Slater and Dean Cain, the 1984 Supergirl and Clark Kent in Lois & Clark The New Adventures of Superman, 1993-1997. Slater was also Superman’s mother in the Smallville series, 2007-2010.

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