If you’ve seen any of my interviews or read any of my pieces, here and there I tend to rant about Latin representation in superhero films and comics. As a Latino myself I have long awaited the rise of a headlining Latino or Latina superhero in a Marvel or DC film or television series. We thought we were going to get it with Robbie Reyes’ Ghost Rider, but it didn’t work out. Recently, we also thought we may get a Latina Wonder Woman on The CW, which also did not happen. Someday…
Today via Deadline, I am hearing some news that has made me excited and optimistic about the future. Sasha Calle, a Boston-born Colombian actress has been cast in the role of DC Universe’s Supergirl. She is a star and Daytime Emmy nominee for her role as Lola Rosales in The Young and the Restless. She will be the first Latina Supergirl ever in DC and will be making her debut in Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Flash.
Calle was picked out of more than 425 actresses that auditioned for the role. Auditions were watched by Andy Muschietti along with DC Film executive Walter Hamada and producers. The word s that they were blown away by the actress’s toughness and vulnerability that she was able to bring to the role. It is interesting to note that the actresses did not know what part they were auditioning for until late in the process. Calle even did a chemistry read with Ezra Miller, who plays Barry Allen AKA The Flash.
Down below you can check out the moment when Muschietti tells Calle that she has got the part of Supergirl. Followed by an emotional and excited reaction.
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