‘Supergirl’: Katie McGrath On How Lena Would React To Kara’s Secret

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The second season of Supergirl introduced fans to Lena Luthor, the sister of Lex Luthor and CEO of L-Corp, who re-branded her brother’s company in an effort to distance herself from her family’s disreputable image. Though Lena has attempted to distinguish herself from her Machiavellian brother and intensely xenophobic mother, Kara Danvers has been one of the few people in Lena’s life to give her the benefit of the doubt, resulting in a remarkable friendship between both women. However, despite their close friendship, Kara has not told Lena that she is actually Supergirl, with whom Lena has also developed a strong bond. While Lena’s mother is hoping that her daughter would be devastated by the truth to the point of turning on Kara, actress Katie McGrath revealed to Comic Book Resources that she believes Lena’s reaction to Kara’s secret identity would be a little more complicated.

McGrath commented on why she believes Lena and Kara became such close friends.

“It’s a relationship of equals. As far as Lena is concerned, Kara is Kara. Kara is not Supergirl. For Lena, she has a friend on the same level as her, who is fantastic at their job, is intelligent, smart, capable and strong. What’s lovely is it’s two normal women figuring out life together as friends. I think that’s what is important to Lena, that she has somebody where she doesn’t have to be the head of the company. She doesn’t have to be somebody’s daughter. She can just be herself. And, Kara can be that. She doesn’t have to be Supergirl or a reporter. She can just be the flawed human being that we are.”

McGrath revealed that she believes Lena would be hurt if she discovered Kara’s secret, but explained why her reaction would not be as her mother predicted.

“A really large part of me believes Lena would be hurt that she didn’t know, but she would understand. At the same time, there’s such a drive for Lena to be so different than the rest of her family, and she is the opposite of them. I know she would respond in the opposite way, that she would understand.”

How do you think Lena would react to Kara’s secret?  Share your thoughts below!

Supergirl continues tonight with the season finale titled “Nevertheless, She Persisted”.

SUPERGIRL FIGHTS FOR HER CITY; SUPERMAN RETURNS – Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) challenges Rhea (guest star Teri Hatcher) to battle to save National City. Meanwhile, Superman (guest star Tyler Hoechlin) returns and Cat Grant (guest star Calista Flockhart) offers Supergirl some sage advice. Glen Winter directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg & Jessica Queller and teleplay by Robert Rovner & Caitlin Parrish (#222). Original airdate 5/22/2017.”

Supergirl airs on Monday at 8:00 pm ET on The CW. Be sure to check back with Heroic Hollywood after each episode for weekly reviews!

Source: Comic Book Resources

8 Reasons ‘Supergirl’ Has Lost Its Way (And 2 Ways It Can Find It Again)

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SupergirlWhen the first trailers for Supergirl arrived, they didn’t sell me on the show. In fact, they turned me off. The Devil Wears Prada vibe combined with the in-your-face “OMG, it’s a female superhero!” message made me doubt the show’s quality and direction. The trailers made me worry the show was going to drown in female stereotypes, tropes, and the misguided conceptions entertainment execs seem to have when it comes to understanding what female audiences want.

It wasn’t until after the fourth episode of season one aired that I gave in and decided to actually give the show a chance. My love for superheroes and my innate nerdiness won out, and I resolved to at least give the Maiden of Might a shot. Since the show was on CBS, I had to boot up my computer and watch the episodes via the CBS website. That day, I binged the first four episodes of season one. Those beginning episodes may not have made me fall in love with the show right then and there, but they were enough to convince me to start watching weekly.

It wasn’t really until episodes six and seven (“Red Faced” and “Human for a Day”) that I started appreciating all that the show was bringing to the superhero TV landscape. And I rode that wave of appreciation until episode thirteen, “For the Girl Who Has Everything.” Still my favorite episode of the series to date, “For the Girl Who Has Everything” made me a true Supergirl fan. To me, it demonstrated the very best of Supergirl and made me love the characters all the more.

From that point on, Supergirl was the show I looked forward to the most, surpassing what was then my current favorite, The Flash. The show spoke to me in a way the other superhero shows did not. I laughed, I cried, I cheered, I exclaimed, I felt the light, I felt the hope. Maybe it was just good timing. Maybe the show gave me something I needed at the time. But whatever it was, the light and hope Supergirl season one exuded affected me in a way only a handful of shows and movies ever have.

When season two came around, I couldn’t wait to dive back into the world with the characters I had grown to appreciate and love. I was even excited for the move to The CW because I saw the possibilities it presented. But as season two has gone on, however, I cannot help but feel that Supergirl has lost its way. Since The CW move, Supergirl has fallen into the trappings of the other CW DCTV shows. The difference is that Supergirl did not originate on The CW like The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow did. It had a life – an entire season – outside the confines of The CW and slowly worked its way toward being the show I most looked forward to every week.

Now, it’s largely thrown away much of what the first season offered and become something else entirely: mediocre, disjointed, and lacking focus. I used to get excited when Supergirl came on. Not anymore. Click Next to discover 8 reasons Supergirl has lost its way and 2 ways it can find it again.

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Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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