The actor to play Supergirl in the DC cinematic universe has been found.
In aDeadlineexclusive report, The Young and the Restless star and Daytime Emmy Nominee, Sasha Calle will debut in Warner Bros' The Flash feature film as Supergirl.
The 25-year old Boston, Massachusetts-born Calle is of Colombian descent, making her the first Latina to portray the Kryptonian heroine. She bested 425 actors who auditioned for the coveted role.
Previous actors who have portrayed Supergirl in live action films and television include Helen Slater in the 1984 big screen adaptation, Laura Vandervoort in the seventh season of TV showSmallville in 2007, and most recently Melissa Benoist in the 2015 TV series Supergirl.
The Flash director, Andy Muschietti (It, It: Chapter Two) and DC Films head Walter Hamada and other producers, were reportedly "blown away" by Calle's "toughness and vulnerability" that she could bring to the role.
Muschiietti says, “I saw more than four hundred auditions. 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.”
The director broke the news to Calle over a Zoom call, with the actor not even knowing that she had already gotten the role. Muschietti starts by asking her, "Can you fly?"
A visibly puzzled Calle hesitantly replied, "What do you mean 'Can I fly?'"
"Like, fly. Physically," the director continued.
"If you need me to," the actor answered, laughing.
The exchange can be seen here on Muschietti's Instagram video post, with Calle's emotional response to being told she is Supergirl:
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The Flashis currently in pre-production and is scheduled to hit screens on Nov. 4, 2022.
(Images from Warner Bros/DC)