Supergirl is feminist, Melissa Benoist tells Stephen Colbert
Following the premiere of CBS’ Supergirl, Melissa Benoist stopped by The Late Show to discuss all things super — including why the much-talked-about series is feminist.
Host Stephen Colbert told Benoist that he “tear[ed] up” a little over Supergirl, explaining that he’s “excited” to see a young, female superhero on TV, and asked her if she liked that the idea of a feminist message behind the series.
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“I think it’s great,” Benoist responded. “And I think what’s feminist about it is that it’s for everyone. She has all the same powers [Superman] does,” she added. Simple as that. Colbert then showed the audience a photo of Benoist hanging out with some Girl Scouts on set, “inspiring some young girls already.”