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'Supergirl's' Benoist offers classy response to Jeb Bush's 'hot' comment

Last week, presidential hopeful Jeb Bush weighed in on his favorite superhero, citing Batman before adding, "[Supergirl] looked pretty hot... I don’t know what channel it’s on, but I’m looking forward to that." It wasn't long before "Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist caught wind of that.

"I heard about it!" she revealed in a CBS interview. "I'm glad he's excited to watch the show."

"I think everyone would be able to take something from it, but I would really love to reach young girls, and to be a good role model for them," she added.

She also weighed in on a scene from the pilot where her character dons a sexier costume, only to reject it on the grounds "that's not her and that's not what's important about her."

The show centers on Kara Zor-El, a Kryptonian stranded on Earth following the destruction of her home planet Krypton. Assuming the name Kara Danvers, she decides to come out of hiding at the age of 24 and really use her super abilities for good.

"Supergirl" arrives on CBS on October 26 at 8:30 p.m. EST. Developed by producers Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler and Andrew Kreisberg, the series stars Benoist, Calista Flockhart, David Harewood and Chyler Leigh.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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