She plays Supergirl in The CW’s small-screen adaptation of the DC Comics series.
And on Saturday, Melissa Benoist saved the day for fans of the show at San Diego Comic-Con when she gave them the first official look at Supergirl’s new Kryptonian supersuit during the Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A.
Benoist, 30, was all smiles in a red gingham midi dress with buttons that stacked across its front.
Gorgeous in gingham: On Saturday, Melissa Benoist and The CW saved the day for fans of the show at San Diego Comic-Con when she gave them the first official look at Supergirl’s new Kryptonian supersuit during the Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Ruched sleeves added old-fashioned appeal to the look that was pulled together with some pointed white pumps.
The actress, who also sported a new haircut featuring never-before-seen fringe, spoke on a panel alongside castmates Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, Mehcad Brooks, Azie Tesfai, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Katie McGrath, Andrea Brooks, and Jon Cryer at the event.
‘We’re beyond excited to update Supergirl’s iconic suit,’ executive producers Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner said, as reported by CBR.com.
Sitting pretty: Ruched sleeves added old-fashioned appeal to Benoit’s look
First official look! ‘We’re beyond excited to update Supergirl’s iconic suit,’ executive producers Jessica Queller and Robert Rovner said, as reported by CBR.com. Here is the suit in an official promo photo
Laugh out loud: Benoist appeared later on the IMDb Yacht to speak about the show
‘We think her new image is strong and powerful. We hope the fans are as excited about it as we are.
The suit, which seems to incorporate more blue than its former version, is skirt-free.
During the panel, Benoist opened up on an upcoming Supergirl episode she’s set to direct, saying that she’s ‘terrified’ to hold the filmmaking reigns for the first time ever.
Hey, there! Melissa Benoist stood next to Chyler Leigh during the panel
‘I don’t how much I’ll be in the episode I end up directing, but I’m trying to get as prepared as I can… we have an amazing crew, like the best crew,’ she said, as reported by CBR.com.
Another notable moment came when executive producer Jessica Queller was asked about the potential for a plus-sized hero in the works.
Queller replied: ‘Soon. It’s a good point, and point well-taken.’
The show will return to the CW on Sunday, October 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Bright: Chyler Leigh (L) and Melissa Benoist joined forces for a photo during the event
Group hug! Jesse Rath, Katie McGrath, Nicole Maines, Mechad Brooks, Melissa Benoist, Azie Tesfai, and David Harewood embraced during the event
Panel: Sarah Schechter, Jessica Queller, Jesse Rath, Nicole Maines, Mechad Brooks, Azie Tesfai, Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, David Harewood, Katie McGrath, Andrea Brooks, Robert Rovner and Jon Cryer spoke during the panel