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Decided to start a new thread for Season 4 focusing on our titular character and lead actress.

The thread is for discussion on the character of Kara Danvers/Supergirl, anything about Melissa (interviews etc.) and also about the Red Daughter (call her that for now until we know more) character Melissa will play.

I'm hoping for a really good story for Kara/Supergirl in Season 4 but will be mainly watching for 2 things - 1) Supergirl being Super and 2)Reporter Kara for the entire season.
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After the immense enjoyment I got from Melissa's performance in tonight's E18 of Season 4 I'm now updating my list to be 5 standout performances of hers from the series now 83 episodes.

Updated in order from Greatest to Great

S1 E16 Falling
S4 E16 The House of L
S3 E4 The Faithful
S1 E20 Better Angels
S4 E18 Crime and Punishment

I like that the writers are giving Melissa good stuff to work with and she's knocking it out of the park. Another nomination coming from me in Spoiler TV's Performer of the Month April 2019 for her A+ performance in Episode 18 which was also helped by Supergirl being allowed to be Supergirl, awesome. :)
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Found this fascinating piece of information on Melissa's Supergirl casting. It comes from a Entertainment Weekly magazine article about David Rapaport (Casting Director for Supergirl), see his attached Twitter link.

"For Supergirl, the prototype was Jennifer Lawrence. Rapaport took that and ran with it. "There's a quality about Jennifer Lawrence, an openness, a goofiness. She's relatable," Rapaport says. In trying to find those qualities in someone else, he remembered Melissa Benoist, who had read for both Arrow and a MTV pilot Rapaport had worked on, "I got to know Melissa, and she seemed to encapsulate all these qualities they were looking for" he says."

Interesting info, does anyone see a bit of J-Law in Melissa? and for those that have seen The Hunger Games movies (I've only seen parts of them) any similarities between Katniss and Kara?.

EDIT: Added a link to the article now posted on ew.com.


I found something interesting...a mention of Blake Lively...whom some on social media say Melissa could be her twin.
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Yes, exactly! The original Silver Age Supergirl always had that openness and that goofy streak. She was always relatable as well. Sterling Gates also captured those qualities very well in his "Adventures of Supergirl" comic-book series. (And I've tried to capture it as best as I can in my own fan-fiction stories.)
I also agree that Jennifer Lawrence has those qualities as well. But Melissa does a better job with her Russian accent as "Red Daughter" than Jennifer did in "Red Sparrow"! :)
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Found this fascinating piece of information on Melissa's Supergirl casting. It comes from a Entertainment Weekly magazine article about David Rapaport (Casting Director for Supergirl), see his attached Twitter link.

"For Supergirl, the prototype was Jennifer Lawrence. Rapaport took that and ran with it. "There's a quality about Jennifer Lawrence, an openness, a goofiness. She's relatable," Rapaport says. In trying to find those qualities in someone else, he remembered Melissa Benoist, who had read for both Arrow and a MTV pilot Rapaport had worked on, "I got to know Melissa, and she seemed to encapsulate all these qualities they were looking for" he says."

Interesting info, does anyone see a bit of J-Law in Melissa? and for those that have seen The Hunger Games movies (I've only seen parts of them) any similarities between Katniss and Kara?.

EDIT: Added a link to the article now posted on ew.com.
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  2. https://ew.com/tv/2019/04/18/casting-gossip-girl-arrow-riverdale-david-rapaport/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_content=link&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=entertainmentweekly_ew&utm_term=6F2EB052-6217-11E9-BD81-CAFE39982C1E
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I'm putting this here rather than the episode thread as it specifically talks about Melissa.

Her performance in The House of L was outstanding and I totally understood why she said that it was a favourite episode of hers from the series to film.

The performance was such that it has now become one of my 4 standout performances of Melissa's from the series 81 episodes so far.

In order from Greatest to Great

S1 E16 Falling
S4 E16 The House of L
S3 E4 The Faithful
S1 E20 Better Angels

Fantastic work thanks Melissa, you're a pleasure to watch.


I'm going to be watching this episode over and over because of Melissa. She's been so underused. I'm hoping the writers and producers see the fan's reactions and learn from it and take a new direction in season 5.

Here is my top 5 :

1) Fallen
2) Triggers
3) The House of El
4) Red faced
5) For the girl who has everything

I also give votes for "Nevertheless she persited" for the emotional scenes because of Mon-El abrupt departure. And "The Faithful". There are some others but I had to stop at some point... ;)
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I'm putting this here rather than the episode thread as it specifically talks about Melissa.

Her performance in The House of L was outstanding and I totally understood why she said that it was a favourite episode of hers from the series to film.

The performance was such that it has now become one of my 4 standout performances of Melissa's from the series 81 episodes so far.

In order from Greatest to Great

S1 E16 Falling
S4 E16 The House of L
S3 E4 The Faithful
S1 E20 Better Angels

Fantastic work thanks Melissa, you're a pleasure to watch.
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On a separate note, has anyone purchased and received the Supergirl: The Secret Files of Kara Danvers Book?. I received my copy in the mail today and flicking through the 200 pages I was really impressed with it. The Book is the story of the show (up to about E16 of Season 3) as told by Kara. Has lots of pictures and quite a few other interesting things. I'd recommend it for a Supergirl Fan. Preview available in the attached Amazon link.

That looks cool. I love those kinds of in-universe guides. They usually have fun tidbits and callouts.


It does and there's one I would like to mention as I thought it was a really nice touch. A page shows Kara Danvers Catco ID where her employee # is ACT252 which as most of us know is Action Comics 252, the first appearance of Supergirl.
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What a gal. Melissa having some fun, see her attached Instagram post.

"melissabenoist
SG does A Chorus Line for @davidharewood and @haimo56 with not so great pirouettes " :) .


This has got to be on the blooper reel! Hilarious!


I hope so too.
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What a gal. Melissa having some fun, see her attached Instagram post.

"melissabenoist
SG does A Chorus Line for @davidharewood and @haimo56 with not so great pirouettes " :) .


She's so Super Silly!!!!! :p :p :p :p :p

And that's her charm

It's true! Melissa's goofy side really helps ground her character.
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What a gal. Melissa having some fun, see her attached Instagram post.

"melissabenoist
SG does A Chorus Line for @davidharewood and @haimo56 with not so great pirouettes " :) .


This has got to be on the blooper reel! Hilarious!
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What a gal. Melissa having some fun, see her attached Instagram post.

"melissabenoist
SG does A Chorus Line for @davidharewood and @haimo56 with not so great pirouettes " :) .


She's so Super Silly!!!!! :p :p :p :p :p

And that's her charm.

EDIT: I was almost tempted to sing "A Chorus Line's" famous song "One...singular sensation..."
OK I'll stop :p
I have no shame.
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What a gal. Melissa having some fun, see her attached Instagram post.

"melissabenoist
SG does A Chorus Line for @davidharewood and @haimo56 with not so great pirouettes " :) .
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  1. https://www.instagram.com/p/BvPTxwOnSwZ/
  2. http://www.playbill.com/article/watch-melissa-benoist-nail-a-chorus-line-choreography-while-in-full-supergirl-costume
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kdogg87 "Anyone spot the error in the question about how Reign was defeated?"

I didn't actually, what was the error?



Paraphrasing, they said Supergirl traveled back in time to split Reign and Sam using the Harun-El. In actuality, she used it to re-combine them.
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On a separate note, has anyone purchased and received the Supergirl: The Secret Files of Kara Danvers Book?. I received my copy in the mail today and flicking through the 200 pages I was really impressed with it. The Book is the story of the show (up to about E16 of Season 3) as told by Kara. Has lots of pictures and quite a few other interesting things. I'd recommend it for a Supergirl Fan. Preview available in the attached Amazon link.

That looks cool. I love those kinds of in-universe guides. They usually have fun tidbits and callouts.
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That was Super-Easy.


Nice one Brierrose, I see what you did there, Super-Easy :) .


kdogg87 "Anyone spot the error in the question about how Reign was defeated?"

I didn't actually, what was the error?.


On a separate note, has anyone purchased and received the Supergirl: The Secret Files of Kara Danvers Book?. I received my copy in the mail today and flicking through the 200 pages I was really impressed with it. The Book is the story of the show (up to about E16 of Season 3) as told by Kara. Has lots of pictures and quite a few other interesting things. I'd recommend it for a Supergirl Fan. Preview available in the attached Amazon link.
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  1. https://www.amazon.com/Supergirl-Secret-Files-Danvers-Ultimate/dp/141973170X/ref=sr_1_109?ie=UTF8&qid=1536694527&sr=8-109&keywords=Supergirl
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For a little fun. I think most of us should get 100% on this 20 question quiz about our Kara.
That was Super-Easy.


100%

Anyone spot the error in the question about how Reign was defeated?
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For a little fun. I think most of us should get 100% on this 20 question quiz about our Kara.
That was Super-Easy.
Hope, Help and Compassion for all
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For a little fun. I think most of us should get 100% on this 20 question quiz about our Kara.


Boom! 100% in under a minute #Nerd
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For a little fun. I think most of us should get 100% on this 20 question quiz about our Kara.
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  1. http://whatculture.com/tv/supergirl-quiz-how-well-do-you-really-know-kara-danvers
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Is Supergirl Even Trying to Hide Her Secret Identity Anymore?, from tvline.com.
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