Tyler Heochlin Reveals How He Nabbed ‘Superman’ Role

EW has released a new image giving fans another (and possibly best) image of Superman from the upcoming second season of CW’s Supergirl.

Supergirl "The Last Children of Krypton" Season 2, Ep 2 Tyler Hoechlin as Superman and Melissa Benoist as Supergirl
“The Last Children of Krypton”
Season 2, Ep 2
Tyler Hoechlin as Superman and Melissa Benoist as Supergirl


Along with this new image comes an interview with Tyler Hoechlin on how he landed the iconic red cape. Hoechlin revealed that he didn’t actually audition for the role saying;

Honestly, it was the strangest thing — there wasn’t an audition,” Hoechlin tells EW. “I had a great meeting with [executive producers] Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg [in June]. I had been told that the meeting would have something to do with Supergirl, but nothing really specific. Halfway through, they brought up the idea of introducing Superman to the show and asked if I’d be interested. I said, ‘Yeah, absolutely. I’m obviously a fan.’ I believe that was on a Monday. On Friday, we got a call with the offer, so it was very quick. It was very flattering, and I wish every job came about that way.”

Tyler Hoechlin joins a long line of actors who have played the role in the past (and present in the case of Henry Cavill) and will present his version of the Man of Steel when Supergirl returns fir its second season on Monday October 24, 2016.


Majeed Sayibu
Majeed Sayibu
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