On tonight's mid-season premiere of Supergirl titled "Supergirl Lives," director Kevin Smith returns to the "Arrowverse" to helm another episode, his first of this series. In an episode that promises interstellar adventure and hijinks, his own daughter, Harley Quinn Smith (yes, she's proudly named after the Batman character), guest stars as a pivotal character named Izzy.
It's not the first time daughter and father have worked together, by a long shot. Most recently, Harley starred in Kevin's Yoga Hosers, which took a smaller role into a full-fledged film
"Yeah, he's all right," Harley said with a laugh when Comicbook.com asked about working with her dad repeatedly. "It's really a unique thing to be able to work alongside someone that you love so much, doing something that you love so much as well."
The thing she loves is film, and that certainly comes from growing up in Kevin Smith's household, which she'll readily tell you. while it's "definitely important" to Harley that she's able to build her own career away from her father, she said it's equally important that they keep working together.
"It's such a special part of our lives, and it's not something that many fathers and daughters are able to do together. Being able to collaborate together, and sharing what we love so much with each other is really an amazing part of our lives," Harley said.
When she's on set with Kevin directing her, she said she's absolutely just one of the other actors - and she's thankful he's able to separate the father-daughter relationship from the director-actor one as much as possible.
"He treats me the same as every single other person on set, which I wouldn't want any differently. Well, actually, just to use this as an example, when we went to go do Supergirl, a lot of people didn't know that we were father and daughter, so I would say dad sometimes and one guy came up to me and was like, 'why did you just call that man dad?' I was like, 'oh well you see, this is the case,'" she said with another laugh. The jovial actor clearly enjoys their working relationship.
"We're able to form a friendship outside of our father-daughter relationship, and get to know each other on a completely different level, which I really appreciate," she said. She also sees it all as training for working with other directors - with whom she shares no familial relationship - as her career continues.0comments
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Supergirl airs at 8 p.m. Mondays on The CW.