Month: January 2018

Melissa Benoist Wants to Use Her Platform as an Actress, on Supergirl and Waco, to Remind Women That They Are Strong

In March, it will be exactly three years since Glee, the unexpected, yet completely world-dominating a cappella TV hit, aired its final episode. But for Melissa Benoist, it feels like it was a lifetime ago. “I was a baby,” said the actress, who appeared on the show for the final two seasons. “It was my …

Melissa Benoist on Filming ‘Waco’ and How the Experience Stayed with Her

Waco, the six-part Paramount Network TV event, tells the story of David Koresh (brilliantly played by Taylor Kitsch), the Branch Davidians, and the 51-day stand-off that resulted in the deaths of nearly 80 men, women and children. Government recklessness, religious fanaticism, conspiracy theories and cover-ups all muddied the waters, when it came to understanding what …

Review: ‘Waco’

Twenty-five years ago a 51-day shootout and weapons raid on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, left 82 followers of the religious sect and four federal agents dead. The limited series Waco on the newly minted Paramount Network aims to give a little more depth to a piece of history that’s already been analyzed …