Though Kara is pretty busy trying to save National City on a daily basis, a hot topic when the Supergirl cast gathered at PaleyFest on Sunday night was the Maiden of Might’s love life.
It didn’t take long for the question of who Kara (Melissa Benoist) should end up with: Winn (Jeremy Jordan) or James (Mehchad Brooks)? “That’s impossible to answer,” Benoist said. “She’s really confused about it. I don’t think she’s figured love out. I love how naïve she is. She’s sort of a prude. She’s constantly trying to figure out, ‘Can I have a normal life and use these incredible powers that I have?’ I don’t think she knows how to do that yet.”
For her part, Benoist’s on-screener sister Chyler Leigh had a pretty definitive answer: “I love ’em, but they’re not good enough for her,” the Grey’s Anatomy alum said to hearty applause, later explaining that the bond between Alex and Kara is very similar to what the actresses share in real life. “Short of meeting my husband, meeting Melissa was probably the most powerful relationship I’ve ever felt,” Leigh said.
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Speaking of love, Calista Flockhart shared a theory about Cat and Maxwell Lord (Peter Facinelli). “I think we had a past and he may have broken Cat’s heart a little bit,” Flockhart said.
Looking to the future, the Supergirl crew was feeling optimistic about a second season, with executive producer Ali Adler noting that they have 75 years worth of storytelling to pull from, so they’re just waiting on CBS head honcho Les Moonves to say the word.
Should the show get renewed, executive producer Greg Berlanti said he was open to adding an LGBT character in the future. “There’s no immediate plans to do that right now,” he said. “I think these shows work best when they reflect our entire society. In success you always want to be adding to the characters, so everyone can watch the show and see some piece of themselves. It’s the best when people see some piece of themselves in a character they didn’t know they had.”
In fact, Jordan said he has lobbied for Winn to be gay. “It would be fun,” he said. For now, Winn will have his hands full with Siobhan Smythe (Italia Ricci), who is destined to become the supervillain Silver Banshee. “There’s a lot of fun stuff with them coming up,” Berlanti said. “It crescendos around the crossover episode with The Flash.” Speaking of the crossover with The Flash (get scoop here), “Winn naturally wants to be his best friend,” Jordan said of the dynamic with Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), while James is a little jealous, Brooks added.
Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.