Laura Vandervoort Talks About Her Not Being Cast As Supergirl

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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.”

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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  • Alexandra Jade Weibley

    In my opinion, I would have loved to see Laura Vandevoort reprise her role as Supergirl, but Melissa Benoit is really good too.