Empire Online had the opportunity to sit down with Melissa Benoist, Tyler Hoechlin, and other members of the cast of the “Supergirl” TV series to discuss the arrival of Superman in Season 2. Here’s part of the interview…
Hoechlin: This show is so hopeful and optimistic and Superman fits right in there. It’s the ‘truth, justice and the American way’ element that I love. That’s the person you hope would exist and do what he does with the powers that he has. They’re just trying to embody that and there’s obviously struggles that go along with being someone who has that much responsibility. But in the end I think he’s incredibly happy to be able to do what he can do.
Benoist: Hope remains a key ingredient of the show. One of the things that I admired most about Kara is her sheer will and the fact that she never, ever gives up, even when things are grimmest. It’s a quality that runs in the family.
Hoechlin: Not to just sit on that word, but I do think Superman’s role is one of hope. The belief that things can be better and people with powers will do good things. I know it’s one of the issues right now in the world in that there are a lot of people in power who, if you look at it on the surface, you just assume are either self-serving or ‘evil’. But here you have someone who is capable of really taking over, but he chooses not to use his powers selfishly. Instead he helps other people. That is such a symbol and statement of who he truly is. That’s something I would really want to focus on; to make it a top priority of who he is.