Variety has named Supergirl actress Melissa Benoist one of its 10 "actors to watch" in 2015. The article cites Benoist's rise from a latter-day castmember of Glee to anchoring one of this fall's most hyped series as part of their reasoning.
“There are moments when I step back and look at the bigger picture and I’m on the set with fire and explosions and I’m in the suit — and I’ll have to do a double-take," said Benoist of the experience of playing Supergirl.
“If we hadn’t found her, I wouldn’t have wanted to make it,” says Berlanti.
Also on the list is actress Alycia Debnam-Carey for AMC's Fear the Walking Dead and Ryan Guzman for NBC's Heroes Reborn, both set to debut later this year.