Melissa Benoist and Mechad Brooks Talks Pressure in Making Supergirl a Success. DC Comics television adaptations have been working really well for The CW. However, networks like NBC and Fox haven’t had the any luck when it came to DC shows, so can CBS do any better?
Speaking with IGN, cast members Melissa Benoist and Mehcad Brooks talked about the pressure of pleasing fans on one of American TV’s biggest networks. Main star Benoist responded to the pressures of playing Supergirl saying, “There’s a lot of pressure, but the good kind to just blow everyone out of the water and inspire some people.”
Mehcad Brooks, who plays photographer Jimmy Olsen, added, “I’m ecstatic, as we all are. It’s a dream come true but at the same time, it’s also our job so we have to respect the world we’re stepping into but also bring our own voice to it. That’s exciting, doing that juggling act and trying to have a good time and not be stressed out about it.”
Brooks also says that Olsen will be a mentor of sorts to Benoist’s Kara as a favor to her cousin Superman to watch over her.
Like any good mentor, I think you step back and you allow someone to be who they are and then you tweak if they ask for advice. Superman asked me to come — that’s so weird to say, “Superman asked me to come.” Superman asked my character to come and watch over his cousin, who he cares about very much, and help her reach her potential. So it isn’t about me as it is I’m a tool to help her get there.
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