“Supergirl” may still have a few more episodes left to air on The CW, but for the cast, everything is already wrapped. And though they’ll surely miss each other dearly, series star Melissa Benoist knows there’s one thing she probably won’t miss about being the Girl of Steel: flying.
Appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Tuesday night, Benoist admitted that flying was always one of the most painful parts of the job.
“I have to say, I don’t know if I’ll miss flying,” Benoist admitted with a laugh. “Because it hurt my body so much!”
Kimmel sympathized, noting that “flying seems very glamorous when we see it on the show or in a movie” but that the process of making it happen is actually quite cumbersome. The late-night host questioned Benoist on whether the technology and equipment used to make someone fly has advanced in the last few decades, to which the answer was a definite no.
“I don’t think so,” Benoist said. “I think — someone told me, I think it’s been the same since Christopher Reeves did it. Just wires and like, a harness that’s like a diaper and doing [the pose].”
There’s one other thing Benoist won’t miss from “Supergirl”: her suit. But that’s just because she may or may not have taken one home with her.
When Kimmel asked if she got to keep her costume, Benoist played coy, devilishly replying, “I’m not at liberty to say.”
The host pressed her, though, reading through her sly answer. His main question was simply where she’ll keep the suit now that she definitely (probably) has one. “Will you put it in a box or on some kind of a mannequin or something?” he prodded.
“Where, in like my Bond villain lair?” Benoist quipped. She remained resolute, though, steadfastly refusing to confirm whether or not she did in fact take a suit.
You can watch the interview in the video above.