Supergirl films scenes for episode 213 with Melissa Benoist and guest star Peter Gadiot as Mr. Mxyzptlk in downtown Vancouver
THIS BLOG POST IS FOR EPISODE 213 OF "SUPERGIRL". If you have not seen this episode & want to avoid any possible spoilers from it, please do not continue reading the article or viewing the images below.
The cast & crew of The CW superhero show Supergirl were back at work this past week after their holiday break.
They had 3 days of shoots in the downtown core, starting with a Wednesday shoot inside the Orpheum Theatre.
On Thursday they moved to a popular filming spot at the foot of Hornby Street on Pender. Its recently been used for the 1st episode of The X-Files revival series, part of the intro for The Flash, and episodes of Fringe & many others. But is probably best known as the place in Dead Like Me where the star of the show is killed by a falling toilet seat in the pilot episode.
The crew, and more importantly the cast, including the shows star Melissa Benoist braved the low single digit celsius temperatures to shoot a scene for the episode. Along with Melissa was guest star Peter Gadiot as Mr. Mxyzptlk. I was fortunate enough to see Mr. Gadiot arrive in town for the role, so I knew ahead of time he was in the episode...but didnt say anything about it at the set to others until someone else noticed. To be honest, I am a bit shocked anyone knew what character he was, since he doesnt look anything like how the character historically has looked.
The scene sees the hero show up to foil an attempted bank robbery, but while she is seemingly taking shots off her chest from invisible gunfire, Mr. Mxyzptlk arrives seemingly out of nowhere, and Kara looks at him bewildered, before he snaps his fingers & something happens that causes Kara to run towards where the bank robbers were. A little later, they shot a scene where Kara elbows 1 of the crooks and KOs him.
Eventually, they moved indoors to film more scenes with other cast also in attendance for those scenes, including Chyler Leigh, Floriana Lima and Jeremy Jordan.
This location was of course crowded by fans, lookie loos, and a few paps, as this was also the 1st time since Melissas divorce from her former co-star Blake Jenner was announced over the holidays. I am pleased to say, Melissa seemed in really good spirits. She was often smiling, often laughing and considering how cold it was out, and how she was dressed, didnt seem terribly annoyed by the substantial attention on set that day. After 1 take, Peter & Melissa broke out into an improvised dance even.
Supergirl will return from Winter break on The CW on Monday January 23, 2017
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