Supergirl's Melissa Benoist Surprises 400 Moms and Daughters At Pilot Screening

We suppose the only thing better than seeing Supergirl on-screen would be catching the heroine in real-life.

But, more than 800 Supergirl fans got the best of both worlds during a recent preview of CBS' upcoming DC Comics show. The network recently invited 400 mothers and their daughters to attend a live screening of Supergirl, but then leaped above everyone's expectations in a single bound by bringing Supergirl herself, actress Melissa Benoist, out to meet the crowd. There, Benoist mingled with Supergirl's biggest fans and even passed out some sweet Supergirl temporary tattoos.

You can watch the entire event below.

In the vast DC Comics Universe of super heroes, the rich mythology of Superman, the planet Krypton and the House of El is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl (Melissa Benoist). Born Kara Zor-El on the doomed planet Krypton, the preteen Kara escaped at the same time as the infant Kal-El, but didn't arrive on Earth until many years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone. Protected and raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin. Years later, at age 24, living in National City and working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant (Calista Flockhart), Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be.


Supergirl premieres October 26 at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.