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Old 04-29-2017, 08:04 AM   #876
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She's doing an almost full 180 from Supergirl again. The first was the movie about the Boston bombing, and now again she is the wife of a rather dark and twisted individual.
She's probably doing this to avoid typecasting beyond Supergirl in order to show greater range and so that people see her as more than just Kara Danvers. It's probably even more important now that she's on the CW.

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Old 04-29-2017, 09:58 AM   #877
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Well, despite her limited screen time in the film, Whiplash already showed that she's got range.

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Old 04-29-2017, 10:37 AM   #878
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But people tend to forget quickly, even if you've done that very thing before. People often judge you only on what they see at the moment. So she probably wants to keep herself in the radar of the audience and studios so that they don't forget what she can do and only think of her as Supergirl.

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Old 04-29-2017, 11:49 AM   #879
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That doesn't really happen anymore. It's extremely rare for anybody to get typecast these days. Melissa, like any actor, just wants to do different projects rather than the same thing again and again. So I'd say it's more about the art itself than wanting to avoid being typecast.

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Old 04-29-2017, 12:33 PM   #880
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And it keeps SG fresher for her.... Slows down the risk of burning out on SG by doing peppy character after peppy character.

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Old 04-29-2017, 12:59 PM   #881
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Exactly. Gives her a chance to get away from the character just long enough to breathe and then come back with a more renewed interest.

On that note, I'd like them to maybe start exploring some darker themes in SG. Like maybe giving her more episodes where she's influenced by Red Kryptonite. Show off more of that edgier, less inhibited side.

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Old 04-29-2017, 03:04 PM   #882
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She seems to be an actor of pretty decent range. Moving from Glee to Supergirl was a jump this Waco gig should showcase her more serious chops.

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Old 04-29-2017, 05:57 PM   #883
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I do think it is great for her to get out 'from under the cape,' every now and then, I just have little interest in seeing those roles.

But as long as she keeps coming back re-energized for SG, I'm all for it!

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Old 04-29-2017, 07:48 PM   #884
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She seems to be an actor of pretty decent range. Moving from Glee to Supergirl was a jump this Waco gig should showcase her more serious chops.

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Old 04-30-2017, 08:49 AM   #885
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Well well well folks guess who has become an LA Dodgers fan, and yet she is not THAT much into sports?? There are some pictures on Instagram of Melissa Benoist and Chris Wood sitting in the front row behind home plate at last night's Dodgers/Phillies game which saw LA pull off a SUPER comeback over Philly winning 5-4.

Most of them are people using their cameras to capture a screenshot from Spectrum TV (Time Warner) coverage of the game. But...keep your eyes on 0:37 (and FREEZE IT) of this video from MLB...yeah, it's Melissa about to yell her head off and Chris put his fists in the air as Josh Turner crushes the third of 3 homers in a row in the 9th inning tying the game.

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Old 05-01-2017, 06:20 PM   #886
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While all of us can agree that with every new generation comes a new or updated interpretation for Supergirl's character, do you guys think that there are some actions and story lines that the character should never do or be involved in, regardless if she's presented in live action or animated format?

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Old 05-01-2017, 07:10 PM   #887
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Well it wasn't the Kara Zor-El version of the character anyway, but the romance with Lex Luthor Jr. comes to mind, lol.

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Old 05-01-2017, 11:20 PM   #888
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That doesn't really happen anymore. It's extremely rare for anybody to get typecast these days. Melissa, like any actor, just wants to do different projects rather than the same thing again and again. So I'd say it's more about the art itself than wanting to avoid being typecast.
I would respect her immensely if this were her thought pattern. However, I'm cynical so I'm assuming there's a bit of artistry AND industry politics going on, but good for her, she's great, I don't really care why she's getting cast in the roles she's getting cast in I'm just glad she's acting because I love watching her.

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Old 05-07-2017, 07:37 AM   #889
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Well, Melissa is filming the new series Waco in New Mexico. And she has posted a couple of pics on her Instagram. One is of nature in action, namely an ampitheater. But it's the second one that might give you a chuckle...especially with what I might add to the matter...

First off here is the picture...



Now that got me thinking almost immediately of this song by Rhode Island's The Cowsills, who may have been the inspiration for The Partridge Family...



But then Melissa posted this...

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cousin itt visits the plains


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I didn't know Melissa knows classic TV as well as classic movies! Oh, you didn't know on The Addams Family there was some crazy character named Cousin Itt?

Check this kooky scene out...


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Old 05-12-2017, 06:02 AM   #890
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And now, a Supergirl meets a wonder...no not Wonder Woman, but one of America's greatest natural wonders...namely The Grand Canyon. The hiking shoes, are Melissa's by the way...



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And now, a Supergirl meets a wonder...no not Wonder Woman, but one of America's greatest natural wonders...namely The Grand Canyon. The hiking shoes, are Melissa's by the way...





Thanks for the post card shot, Supergirl!
Really? I wouldn't have been surprised if they were just Superman's boots again.

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Really? I wouldn't have been surprised if they were just Superman's boots again.
Maybe someone can photo-shop that.

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Maybe someone can photo-shop that.
Or perhaps SUPERGIRL'S boots?

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As Melissa is musical, she is headed for "Music City USA", Nashville, TN for that city's Heroes and Villains Fan Fest on July 8th and 9th.


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