Comic-Con

Supergirl Stars Talk Casting Drama — and Who's Stoked for 'Makeout Scenes With Superman'

Landing a coveted role on CBS’ buzzy freshman drama Supergirl was no easy task — just ask Glee alum Melissa Benoist about her three months of screen testing — so forgive the cast if they’re not about to get caught up in any social-media negativity surrounding their worthiness, thank you very much.

In a freewheeling chat with TVLine’s Michael Ausiello from our Comic-Con suite at the Hard Rock Hotel, Mehcad Brooks (True Blood) brushed off criticisms about the network’s decision to cast him in the role of Jimmy Olsen – despite the fact that, in comic-book lore anyhow, the character is white. “If somebody has a problem, judge me on the content of my scenes — and my ‘character,'” he says, as his co-stars offer their encouragements.

Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), meanwhile, who plays the superhero’s sister Alex Danvers, hinted that all may not be as it initially seems with her character. Smash grad Jeremy Jordan, however, teased that his Winn Schott’s crush on the titular heroine will be screamingly obvious from the jump-off.

Press PLAY above for the full Q&A, then hit the comments with your anticipation level for Supergirl!