Becoming Superman is not quite as easy as it looks on TV, according to new “Supergirl” cast member Tyler Hoechlin.
“The character’s always made it look very quick and seamless. It’s a bit of a group effort the first time,” Hoechlin said. “It’s very much like putting on a wet suit. … We got it down to a science.”
The “Teen Wolf” alum joins the CW superhero drama in its second season, showing up in National City go help out his cousin Kara (Melissa Benoist) for the first time on screen.
Even though his is an iconic role that comes with a lot of pressure for the actors who take it on, Hoechlin recalled that he really didn’t even have to audition, he just had a meeting with executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg.
“We all found similar things about the character, about his story, very interesting,” he said. “We just hit it off and we were on the same page and that was really it.”
When Clark arrives in National City, he’ll be a sort of mirror for Kara, who’s still learning to juggle being herself with her superhero alter-ego.
“If you watch the dynamic of the first season, if you watch what Melissa’s done so well with Kara and Supergirl, that dynamic, he kinda fits into that same thing, he’s just a little more seasoned at it,” Hoechlin teased of his role on the show. “He’s been doing this a long time now, so he knows when to play it up, when he can play it down, when he can kind of relax.”
“Supergirl” premieres tonight at 8 p.m. ET on the CW.