October 30, 2016: Chris Wood Talks About Mon-El on “Supergirl”

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In the third episode of Season 2 of “Supergirl”, Mon-El found out what happened to his home world of Daxam and that he’s now stuck on Earth for better or for worse. In an interview with TVGuide.com, actor Chris Wood talks about where to now for his characte…

What can we expect of the fallout from Mon-El finding out that his home planet has been destroyed?

Chris Wood: We start to see a more settled version of Mon-El. We start to see his quirks and his ticks, and what he’s really like. You start to see that when he’s talking to Kara, but there’s still a hint of frustration and animosity because he’s stuck in a prison cell. He’s dealing with the news that his planet is gone. You see how he takes that. Is he the type of person who wallows in it or does he sort of brush it off and pretend that everything is fine? How does he handle having super powers for the first time in his life? We get to see all of that pretty quickly. We learn a little more of his backstory and how he got here.

As for whether or not he and Kara will put aside the feudal past of their home planets…

Wood: There’s that nice moment when he calls her out for being high and mighty and says, “Your planet attacked us without any provocation.” She snaps back at him, “We attacked you? That’s not what happened.” It happens in our lives now with most wars, that it’s what we’re told so that’s what we know. They were both told on their planets that the other planet is the problem. Everyone from the opposing planet is just a crappy person and not to be trusted. There’s a lot of their life that they have to sort of let go of. Kara at least has the super sense to put it aside enough to take him under her wing and try to teach him, and get him all straightened out. So there’s a foot in the right direction.

Read the complete interview at the TV Guide website.

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October 30, 2016 10:21 am

Isn’t his Daxamite name Lar Gand rather than Mon-El? If his name is El shouldn’t Kara have had some sort of reaction to the idea that there were El’s on Daxam?