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