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Nashville's Laura Benanti Will Play Supergirl's Mom in New Pilot

Nashville's Laura Benanti Will Play Supergirl's Mom in New Pilot

Laura Benanti has just landed a hot new television role – the part of Supergirl‘s mom in the upcoming CBS pilot!

The 35-year-old actress will play “Alura Zor-El, the birth mother of Kara (Melissa Benoist). A strong noblewoman, Alura sends Kara to Earth to escape Krypton’s destruction. Her wisdom and guidance echoes across space and time, proving invaluable on Kara’s journey toward becoming Supergirl,” according to Deadline.

Laura is a Tony Award-winning actress who is currently recurring on the country music series Nashville. She will soon star in the Radio City Spring Spectacular, starting performances on March 12.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Laura Benanti playing Supergirl’s mom?

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  • Barry

    Great, another “CW TV mom”…
    Come on, she could be her big sister.

  • Jon M’Shulla

    No one will watch this show anyway. It is a certain FAIL before airing. CBS has already screwed up.


  • Reid William Mason

    In several incarnations of the Superman mythos, Supergirl’s parents also bite it when Krypton goes boom (or when Argo City gets taken out by a kryptonite meteor storm). Benanti’s Alura may only be seen in flashbacks or as a Jor-El-style hologram because she could be…you know, DEAD by the time Kara grows up.

    But by all means, jump to conclusions and assume the worst based on absolutely nothing. What could possibly go wrong by making ignorant snap judgments?

  • Reid William Mason

    The show hasn’t even started filming, we have no idea what it’ll even look like or what the tone will be, and you’re already decreeing it a failure.

    Nope. Nothing stereotypically fanboy and stupid about that. No sirree.

  • Jon M’Shulla

    Boycott Supergirl!!!