Sasha Calle Talks About Being Chosen to Play Supergirl

Sasha Calle

Speaking with V Magazine, Sasha Calle reveals why she feels so honored to have been chosen to play Supergirl in the upcoming movie “The Flash”.

“Representation in the entertainment industry really matters, and I’m super honored, honestly [to be the first Latina Supergirl]. There was a moment when we were shooting, when Andy [The Flash director Andrés Muschietti] was like, “Hey, come over here and watch this scene on the playback monitor.” And I go over and I see her [Supergirl], and she’s in her full glory. And suddenly, I got really emotional. Because I’m looking at that, and I’m like, “Wow, I wish I would have had this when I was little.” It meant a lot to me. I turned into child Sasha watching this person [on the screen]. So it’s really important. And I’m really happy and really thankful to DC and Warner Brothers for doing this now. It’s so cool that we’re doing this, and, ya know, it’s about time.”

To date, there have been only three other actors to play the role of Supergirl in live-action, with Helen Slater first portraying the role in the 1984 “Supergirl” movie, Laura Vandervoort played Kara Zor-El (before she became Supergirl) in the TV series “Smallville,” and Melissa Benoist played the title role in the “Supergirl” TV series on CBS/The CW.

It is unknown at this point in time if Sasha will be playing the Kara Zor-El version of Supergirl, with many speculating that, with “The Flash” movie set to explore the Multiverse, the character seen in the film could be a different version of Supergirl, possibly Lara Lane-Kent.

“The Flash” is scheduled to premiere on June 23, 2023.

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May 25, 2022 9:21 am

I’m not familiar with Sasha’s work, so I’m waiting to see what her Supergirl will be like. I do think that since I have not seen any of her previous work, it will help in bringing a sense of believability to her character. I’m holding on to hope that Brandon Routh’s Superman will make an appearance in this film since the story takes place in the multiverse.
Bring Back Brandon Routh’s Superman WB!
#SupermanInTheMultiverse! 😀

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charles david haskell
charles david haskell
May 25, 2022 9:52 am

I still hope that Sasha Calle’s Supergirl will get spinoff from the Flash film into her own film and better yet into her own series. I also wish that she will team up with Brandon Routh’s Superman. I also hope that they will encounter Ultra-Humanite as the main enemies. I know that the producer will use Lex Luthor as the main villain but Lex Luthor is being used too many times. Superman got one of the biggest Rogue Gallery that the writer can be used in any series/film.

May 25, 2022 10:38 am

Is there a series planned for Sasha’s Supergirl? I thought that they were planning something for HBOmax.