November 1, 2016: Kevin Smith’s Joy at Directing “Supergirl” Episode

Episode 9 of Season 2 of “Supergirl” will be directed by Kevin Smith. As we know, the episode will be titled “Supergirl Lives”, a tribute to Smith’s involvement in the never-made movie “Superman Lives”.

Production on the episode took place this past week, with Kevin Smith sharing his personal excitement via his Facebook page, along with a photo of he, Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh…

“I love all the flying and punching of villains on #Supergirl… but I tune in for portrayals of sibling revelry so sincere and supportive that it really makes me feel like I missed out on something in life by not being a girl with a sister,” wrote Smith in the caption of a photograph of himself with “Supergirl” stars Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh. “As a huge fan of the show, seeing that dynamic on display both on & off camera yesterday was like drinking insanely good hot cocoa that warms your insides and fills you with joy.”

Kevin Smith was also very impressed at having had the chance to work with Melissa Benoist in the Supergirl costume…

“Yesterday was my first day shooting the Super suit! It is as glorious in real life as it looks on the show (and the cape is heavy – not just metaphorically speaking but also simply weight-wise).”

The “Supergirl Lives” episode is scheduled to air in December.

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