‘For me, I think it’s such an important thing to hear other people’s stories, because you do find ways that either you can learn something from them, or you can identify with something that they’ve gone through. You realize that maybe what you’re going through in life isn’t just specific to you, that somebody else understands it, or you talk to someone and all of sudden you see something in a completely different way because of what they’ve said to you or shared with you. ‘
The role of [Superman] coming into this, for me, from the very beginning, was to support her, which lends itself to being a supporting character. There was never an intention for this to be about him. It’s always about her. It’s called Supergirl, and Melissa has done such a great job. For him, it’s always about building her up and being there to impart wisdom when he can and support her when he can, but in no way try to make her feel like she’s not capable of doing anything that he could do.