Supergirl Melissa Benoist Can't Get Enough of Joni Mitchell

"I have muscles that we add, because no way am I that muscular," says the actress of her "Supergirl" costume. She talks squeezing it on, plus her love for Gene Kelly and Joni with Lynn Hirschberg.

Released on 9/14/2016

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Starring: Melissa Benoist

Transcript

00:04
Oh, you know what movie makes me cry?
00:06
Cold Mountain.
00:07
When Jude Law dies.
00:09
Yeah, when he's shot
00:10
and he falls to his knees,
00:11
and Nicole Kidman yells his name, oh my God.
00:15
Cause they just go through so much to get back together,
00:18
and then they can't.
00:20
They're only married for a day.
00:22
I had a humongous crush on Gene Kelly,
00:26
and I still do.
00:28
He's so, like, stalwart,
00:29
and masculine,
00:32
but he was such a beautiful dancer.
00:34
And I love Singin' in the Rain,
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and Anchors Aweigh,
00:37
and all the ballets he did,
00:40
I was just captivated by them when I was little.
00:42
Oh gosh, you know what's a great love,
00:44
friendship love scene?
00:46
The end of Good Will Hunting.
00:48
Their relationship, Matt Damon and Robin Williams,
00:51
forget about it.
00:53
When he says, It's not your fault.
00:55
and he has so much compassion for someone
00:57
that he truly finally kind of understands
01:00
after getting to know him for so long.
01:02
That's a great love scene.
01:03
You know who instantly just popped in my head?
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Joni Mitchell.
01:07
Someone who so authentically can
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move you with just themselves,
01:13
I feel like she was always just purely Joni.
01:17
The way she sang, the way she wrote music,
01:20
there's not a lot of people like her.
01:22
I think she's royalty.
01:24
I was eleven years old,
01:26
and I loved Joseph and the Amazing
01:28
Technicolor Dreamcoat at that point.
01:31
And my mom was so sweet,
01:32
and she made me my own Technicolor Dreamcoat.
01:37
And I had a themed birthday party.
01:40
You had to dress up as your favorite musical character,
01:42
which none of my friends knew who to dress up as,
01:45
because I was the only one that liked musicals.
01:48
And I was Joseph,
01:49
and we watched the movie,
01:51
and we watched probably some other
01:53
Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals,
01:56
cause I secretly loved Cats.
01:59
I knew Supergirl was in the
02:02
Justice League DC mythology.
02:05
I had never read any of her comics.
02:07
Honestly, it's not anything
02:09
I ever imagined myself to do.
02:12
Or to be a part of my life.
02:15
The costume is...
02:16
It's a little difficult to put on.
02:17
At first it was.
02:19
It's not a one-person job,
02:20
I can't do it by myself.
02:21
And there's different layers,
02:23
there's a bodice underneath,
02:24
the cape is its own thing.
02:26
I have muscles that we add,
02:28
cause I...
02:29
Ain't no way I am that muscular.