Laura Vandervoort Talks About Her Not Being Cast As Supergirl


Laura Vandervoort, who is most famous for her role as Kara Zor-El on Smallville (Season 7 to Season 10) spoke recently about what she thinks about the new Supergirl series, whether she was approached and if she wanted to reprise her role.

Despite her identification as Supergirl, Vandervoort says she wasn’t considered to play the part in the forthcoming Supergirl series, which will begin airing on CBS in November. Instead, the role went to Melissa Benoist.

“I was shooting Bitten anyway, so I wasn’t technically available,” Vandervoort says. “But I think they wanted a fresh take on the character, and Melissa is younger.

“It was a good idea to start fresh with a new actress, because you don’t want actors from Smallville reprising their roles. It would just seem odd. I’m totally happy for Melissa.”

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