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Melissa Benoist To Direct in Season 5

Sometimes news is too big to wait for San Diego Comic Con and we are ok with it! Entertainment Weekly has learned that the lead actor herself will helm an episode of Supergirl this season! Melissa has had aspirations to get behind the director's chair since season three but scheduling conflicts wouldn't allow her to do so last year, hence we got to see David Harewood in the director's chair first. Fans can look forward to Melissa's directorial debut in episode 17 this season! When asked about the new opportunity, Melissa had this to say:

I’ve been wanting to direct since season 3, but couldn’t last year because of scheduling conflicts, so [star] David Harewood did it first. I just felt really drawn to it for a couple of seasons now, just because you know the show so well, and you get to know the character, and the world, and the tone of the show so well that you can’t help but envision certain scenes in a certain way. I want to play with that.

These shows are so massive that it’s not like directing any other show on TV, I would imagine, and everyone has said as much to me. I’m literally trying to be a sponge, and I will learn something new every single day I’m shadowing. It’s just a matter of talking to actors, making sure everyone feels creative and collaborative even though we have these massive constraints with budget and special effects. It’s like a chess game, I’ve realized. You move your pawn one way, and then someone knocks your rook down because you can’t do a certain stunt you wanted to do. It’s all about compromising and trying to be as creative as you can within those boundaries, which is a cool challenge.


Additional news dropped today, the official SDCC collector swag bag is out! It features the key art from season 4 though. Check it out below:

1411 bag

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+1 #15 RE: Melissa Benoist To Direct in Season 5Brandtm2 2019-07-16 15:08
Quoting jacksc01:
I am so happy for Melissa and well deserved. I think she will do an excellent job and I agree that with her having some liberties at directing herself and Chyler - we will end up with some pretty awesome scenes.


Congratulations to Melissa. It's good to see her personal growth and am looking forward to her getting the most out of her character.
#14 RE: Melissa Benoist To Direct in Season 5Brierrose 2019-07-15 21:45
Quoting Kelly:
Quoting vantheman77:
Could the episode Melissa direct be the milestone 100th episode?

Wont that be episode 14?

Lucky episode 13 will be the 100th. The article says she’s directing episode 17.
+2 #13 RE: Melissa Benoist To Direct in Season 5Sully 2019-07-15 19:52
Congrats to Melissa. With her already established work ethic, talent and respect of the rest of the cast, I'm sure she will be "super" at it ;-) . Hopefully this addition to her work load along with the crossover won't take her out of the episodes as a character too much.
#12 RE: Melissa Benoist To Direct in Season 5Kelly 2019-07-15 19:26
Quoting vantheman77:
Could the episode Melissa direct be the milestone 100th episode?

Wont that be episode 14?
#11 RE: Melissa Benoist To Direct in Season 5Romulus 2019-07-15 19:21
Very nice to know. Hope it works out for her like it did for David.
#10 RE: Melissa Benoist To Direct in Season 5vantheman77 2019-07-15 18:43
Could the episode Melissa direct be the milestone 100th episode?
#9 RE: Melissa Benoist To Direct in Season 5starlord 2019-07-15 14:50
that is so cool to hear
+4 #8 RE: Melissa Benoist To Direct in Season 5Fedguy 2019-07-15 14:46
Hopefully unlike that time David directed, the writing and plot for the episode will not drag it down
#7 RE: Melissa Benoist To Direct in Season 5Kelly 2019-07-15 13:11
Good for her......natural progression for her.

and oooooh puuuuuulease let someone put one of those bags on Amazon....PLLLLEEEEAAAAASSSEEEEE.
+2 #6 RE: Melissa Benoist To Direct in Season 5jacksc01 2019-07-15 12:57
I am so happy for Melissa and well deserved. I think she will do an excellent job and I agree that with her having some liberties at directing herself and Chyler - we will end up with some pretty awesome scenes.


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