Move over Melissa Benoist, there’s a new girl of steel in ton and she’s a Latina!
“The Flash” Director Andy Muschietti watched all the auditions and I hear, along with DC Film Boss Walter Hamada and the producers, were blown away by the actress’ toughness and vulnerability that she brought to the role.
“I saw more than four hundred auditions. The US,Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia . The talent pool was truly amazing and it was very hard to make a decision, but we finally found an actress who was destined to play this role,” said Muschietti who has a keen eye for discovering talent, in particular all the young actors from the first It movie.
The actresses weren’t informed what part they were reading for; until very late in the process. Calle also did a chemistry read with Flash star Ezra Miller.
Calle plays the role of Lola Rosales on The Young and the Restless. She was nominated last year in the Outstanding Young Performer in a Drama series category at the Daytime Emmys. Calle also starred in the YouTube miniseries Socially Awkward.
Calle is repped by Stewart Talent, Authentic Talent & Literary Management, and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein & Lezcano.
In the DC media canon, Supergirl was first played by Helen Slater in the 1984 Warner Bros movie and later by Melissa Benoist on the Warner Bros. TV series for 126 episodes.
Now I know what you are thinking, “Isn’t Supergirl white? Where’s the long blonde hair?” Well let’s all sit back and relax and see what Ms Calle can bring to the role first before we start hating on her. After all, the last Latina cast in a major DC Comics role was the iconic Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman.
The Flash is expected to zoom into theaters November 4, 2022.
The moment director Andy Muschietti informed Sasha Calle she was going to play Supergirl in the upcoming Flash film: