DC’s new “Supergirl” is actress Sasha Calle; Will debut in ‘The Flash’ movie – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: The young and the restless Daytime Emmy nominee Sasha Calle starred as DC Universe’s new Supergirl. The Boston, MA-born Colombian actress is DC’s first Latina Supergirl and was chosen from over 425 actresses who auditioned. She will debut in Warner Bros’ Flash.
Flash Director Andy Muschietti watched all of the auditions and I’ve heard, along with DC Films boss Walter Hamada and producers, been blown away by the actress’s tenacity and vulnerability that she brought to the role.
“I have seen over four hundred auditions. The talent pool was really amazing and it was very difficult to make a decision, but we finally found an actress who was meant to play this role, ”said Muschietti, who has an eye for discovering talent, especially all of them. young people first He movie.
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The actresses were not told which part they were reading for; until very late in the process. Calle also did a chemistry reading with Sparkle star Ezra Miller. All auditions, chemistry readings and meetings, especially during Covid, were done on Zoom. Calle will fly away for Flash production soon.
Finding Calle here is like what Warners and Zack Snyder did by casting a new face on Gal Gadot, who was previously known to Fast & Furious 6, in the role of Wonder Woman, who here catapulted into a world star. The Israeli actress made her debut as a DC superhero initially in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice before playing in Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman 1984 and Justice League.
Calle is playing the role of Lola Rosales on The young and the restless. She was nominated last year for Outstanding Young Performer in a Drama Series at the Daytime Emmys. She also starred in the YouTube miniseries Uncomfortable in society.
Calle is replaced by Stewart Talent, Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Del Shaw Moonves.
In DC media canon, Supergirl was first played by Helen Slater in the 1984 Warner Bros movie and later by Melissa Benoist in the Warner Bros TV series for 126 episodes.
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Watch the video as Muschietti tells Calle here.