Supergirl shoots scenes with Melissa Benoist, Katie McGrath, Mehcad Brooks & Odette Annable in Vancouver for episode 305
THIS BLOG POST IS FOR SUPERGIRL SEASON 3 EPISODE 5 AND MAY CONTAIN POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR THE EPISODE.
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Back in August, I found the Supergirl set shooting some scenes in a park in the Coal Harbour area of downtown Vancouver.
On set that day when I got there was Katie McGrath, Odette Annable and Mehcad Brooks. The trio were shooting a scene at a stage area set up to look like a press conference. Behind the stage was a large LCorp sign, and scattered throughout the crowd of extras were signs demanding justice/vengeance against LCorp.
Directed by Arrowverse regular director, famed comic book legend, and actor Kevin Smith, the scene saw Katie as Lena Luthor step up to the podium with Mehcad as James Olsen and Odette as Reign beside her. Lena then gave a speech where she tells the crowd that she sees their signs, and is going to step down as the head of LCorp, but before the crowd has even a moment to revel in the statement, gun shots ring out and James dives to push Lena to safety, while Reign moves off in the other direction.
A bit later we see another scene being shot. This time, Supergirl herself..... errr I mean mild mannered reporter Kara Danvers, is on set. Melissa Benoist joined the trio for the later scenes.
In the later scenes, we see Kara standing up in the middle of the crowd while everyone goes fleeing for safety. Meanwhile up on the stage, we find out that James got shot in the arm. they also filmed a quick scene of a girl in a hoodie being apprehended (I'm assuming the shooter?) in the middle of the crowd.
During breaks in the latter half of the shooting day, the cast were preoccupied with meeting with a couple little girls from the Make A Wish foundation. While I decided it was not the best time to photograph cast, some of the other photographers there did. I couldnt resist though, a shot of them snapping the clapper board with Melissa during one take. The cast were nothing short of exceptional in how much patience & time they took with the kids. While everyone that goes to sets would expect nothing less from the other 3, I think most of us were all at the least a little surprised to see the usually impossible to get an interaction with Melissa spending so much time with them. It was nice to see her being nice to someone at the set for a change. The girls also got to call rolling once, and got to hang out with Melissa to watch while the others did a scene Melissa wasnt in at that point.
Throughout the day, director Kevin Smith went around to crew, and at least twice to the fans watching and handed out Tim Hortons Timbits (for those not from Canada, basically, donut holes).
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