Interview: Melissa Benoist and Andrea Riseborough talk about waco

Waco is more than just a city in central Texas. It—the word, the place, everything Waco represents—is also a milestone, a landmark of religious fervor and governmental blunder in the sordid side of the American imagination often overlooked. It is synonymous with David Koresh, the self-proclaimed prophet that lived on the city’s fringes, the religious …

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 …

TCA Winter: Supergirl’s Melissa Benoist addresses Andrew Kreisberg firing

At the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour Monday, Supergirl star Melissa Benoist addressed how the allegations of sexual harassment against, and subsequent firing of, former Supergirl boss Andrew Kreisberg have affected the series. “That was a major disappointment, and the irony was not lost on me,” Benoist said following her panel for Paramount project …