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

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.”

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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

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