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Behind the Scenes of Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl Directing Debut

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Earlier this year, Melissa Benoistdirected her first episode of Supergirl. Benoist also happens to play Supergirl‘s title character, Supergirl, meaning she was likely directing herself in more than just a few scenes, while also directing her costars and an entire crew. A month later she announced she’s expecting her first child, so we might as well all go home (as if we weren’t already there) and just let Melissa Benoist run things (after she’s had a bit of a rest). 

Before the episode airs on May 3, E! News has your first look behind the scenes at Benoist’s directing debut! In the photos below, you can see her offering direction to costars David Harewood and Jon Cryer, while also looking closely at some monitors, sometimes dressed as Melissa and sometimes as Kara Danvers. 

The episode, titled “Deus Lex Machina,” focuses quite a bit on Lex as he puts together an intricate plan to bring Lena closer to him, defeat Leviathan’s latest attack, and pit Supergirl and team against Leviathan. We also get some Lex backstory, which explains how he got so popular after Crisis. 

It airs Sunday, May 3 at 9 p.m., and you can see the photos of Benoist’s directing debut below! 

Supergirl airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on The CW. 

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