Melissa Benoist Talks "Supergirl" Suit and Its Superhuman Powers

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Melissa Benoist, star of the new CBS series Supergirl, says the suit she wears has superhuman powers.

What does the suit allow her to do that she's never done before?

"It really changes me from the inside out," Melissa Benoist says in an interview with People magazine. "I'm usually such a horrible sloucher, but I stand differently. My shoulders are magically back. I feel strong, and I walk differently. It's a cool feeling."

The new role has filled Benoist with a sense of gratitude.

"Everything is fun. Whether it's some kind of action sequence, like I'm throwing a lot of punches and kicks, or I'm flying on the green screen," she says. "There's just something every day that I get to pause and be grateful for."

Playing a role like that of Supergirl has also provided Melissa Benoist with a whole new appreciation for her down time, too.

"I have a pottery wheel at home. I read a lot of books and see a lot of movies," she adds. "Work is so fast-paced, I like to kind of slow things down a bit."

Did you catch the premiere episode of Supergirl? Do you expect Melissa Benoist will soon become the new face of female superheroes?

How cool is it that Melissa Benoist achieves new powers with her suit?

Supergirl airs Monday nights on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.