Melissa Benoist Teases Supergirl’s Mysterious Red Daughter

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One of the more mysterious threads in Supergirl‘s fourth season comes from Kara’s clone in Kasnia.

Also played by series star Melissa Benoist, the unnamed clone was created by the Harun-El at the end of season three. Since then, we’ve only seen her in glimpses. The Kasnian army, however, seems to be training her hard.

Though who knows what their ultimate plan is?

What fans do know, however, is that the plot take inspiration from the Elseworlds story, Superman: Red Son. In it, it sees how the world would change if Superman was raised in the Soviet Union.

This, obviously, isn’t the same thing. It’s pretty close.

It’s also the third iteration of her character that Benoist has played: her original character, Overgirl from “Crisis On Earth-X” and now the Red Daughter.

Talking with reporters on the Supergirl set, Benoist shared how she’s differentiating this version of her character.

“It’s all about the circumstance. Someone with the powers that a Kara Zor-El has, you have to really think about the way they were nurtured, where they came, from and their circumstances of becoming a superhero. Overgirl obviously [came from] a Third Reich-type scenario, so she was not using her powers for good and we all know Kara Zor-El, Kara Danvers iteration very well and that is who she is. Red Daughter, it’s really fun to play with this. The way we’re developing her this season is we’re sort of seeing how she’s nurtured and how she becomes who she is. So I kind of get to discover it as we go this season. It’s fun. I’ve not been able to do that outside of doing it with Kara Danvers.”

Now how the Red Daughter will fit into the over-arching season and the theme of hope versus fear remains uncertain. It should definitely prove interesting.

Supergirl airs Sundays at 8/7c on the CW.

Bec Heim
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