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Melissa Benoist Very Not Worried About Superman Taking Focus Away From Supergirl

Not even a little bit.

Everyone’s pretty excited about Superman finally coming to The CW’s Supergirl, if only because not having him and instead representing him only with text messages and boots was getting kind of silly—or started kind of silly and was getting completely distracting. It’s still Supergirl’s show, though, and star Melissa Benoist couldn’t be less worried about maintaining the show’s focus, not that we would’ve expected otherwise.

Speaking to the Revelist (home of former TMS writer Victoria McNally!) in a press conference call, Benoist explained that finally seeing the two together is more rewarding than anything after the buildup in the first season. She said,

“I wasn’t worried about it, to be honest. I thought it was kind of the natural progression of our story. We spent last season really solidifying how [Kara] wanted to approach being Supergirl and being the hero, and he’s her only family member, and I think that’s kind of a necessary relationship to explore for both characters.”

In her full comments over on Revelist, Benoist went on to praise Tyler Hoechlin’s work in the role of Clark/Kal-El/Superman, and she added that she hopes the show can have some small part in teaching people that gender should be no indicator of a person’s worth. Speaking of which, Superman won’t be the only person joining her in the near future, either. The president of the United States will be appearing in season 2, played by none other than Lynda Carter, who Benoist said she “learned a lot” from. Yeah, that’ll do.

Supergirl Season 2 premieres tonight on The CW!

(via Revelist, image via screengrab)

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