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A First Look At Supergirl‘s Lucy Lane, “A Woman’s Woman”

Love triangles and female friendship.


Entertainment Weekly recently gave us our first photo of Supergirl‘s Lucy Lane, Lois Lane’s younger sister, who’ll be played by Jenna Dewan Tatum. The show’s executive producer Ali Adler also shared a few hints about what we might expect from Lane’s character on the show:

[She’s] strong, smart and successful in her own right. She’s got a history with Jimmy Olsen (Mehcad Brooks) and she’s come to town to right a previous wrong.

We hope to explore the history that Lucy has with James Olsen — or, as Lucy knows him, Jimmy Olsen. I think we’re going to bring in her father. She not only plays a romantic foil with whatever Kara and James are brewing, but people will also be surprised that she’s really a woman’s woman. She and Kara develop their own friendship, too. We’re not just bringing her in to purposefully create tension. She serves a larger story drive.

It sounds like Supergirl might play with the idea of a love triangle between Kara, James, and Lucy, but then go on to subvert audience expectations by allowing a friendship to blossom between Kara and Lucy. Or, at least, that’s what I’ve chosen to glean from Adler’s description of Lucy as a “woman’s woman,” which is a phrase that could mean pretty much anything. What do you think?

(via Entertainment Weekly)

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