Supergirl Audition Teases Cousin Superman & New Costume
Back in October, character breakdowns for CBS' upcoming Supergirl TV series revealed that DC Comics characters such as Cat Grant, Jimmy Olsen, Winslow "Wynn" Schott (a.k.a. Toyman) and Hank Henshaw (a.k.a. Cyborg Superman) will be featured in the series. As of now, only Melissa Benoist (Kara Zor-El a.k.a. Supergirl) and Mehcad Brooks (Jimmy Olsen) have been announced, but casting is still under way for supporting roles. Comicbook.com discovered two audition videos posted by actor Jesse Liebman (Did You Hear About the Morgans?), who was auditioning for the Wynn Schott role. While the videos have since been taken down, the site transcribed the dialogue between Wynn and Kara, which reveals some intriguing new details about the show, and seemingly confirm that Superman will at least be referenced in the series.
The character breakdown revealed that Wynn lives next door to Kara, and also works at CatCo as a programmer. It also revealed that he is "unaware of her secret," but, according to this audition dialogue, that isn't the case. The first scene makes it clear that Wynn has a huge crush on Kara, but, in the second scene, Kara reveals that she is from another planet, Krypton, along with her cousin. Take a look at the dialogue below.
Supergirl: Wynn, if we're going to use our lunch half-half to help me with my super-hearing we need to work fast.
Wynn: I'm still not sure how all this is happening. Maybe the brownie I ate belonged to my roommate.
Supergirl: My abilities come from your Sun. The planet I was born on...
Wynn: Woah! Wait! Hold on, you're from another planet?
Supergirl: Krypton. Yeah, so is my cousin.
Wynn: You and him? You're related?
Supergirl: Our dad's were brothers. I'm going to need you to focus. I want your help. I told you, I don't know a thing about fighting crime.
Wynn: Please, you got the hard part down. First, you need...
Supergirl: A costume.
Wynn: It's called a suit.
Wynn's line "You and him?" infers that he knows who Superman is, or at least that he has seen him in some capacity. The next scene reveals that Wynn actually sews Kara's costume by hand. The I.T. specialist also helps Kara on her journey to becoming a hero by hacking into the police frequency to scan for crimes Kara may be able to solve. He also makes some mention of a cape helping with the aerodynamics, although he thinks they're too "presentational and over-the-top."
Of course, it's possible that these lines of dialogue were only written for audition purposes, and aren't actually taken from the pilot script, written by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler. However, since the videos were removed shortly after they were posted, that could mean the dialogue is important and will be used on the show. What do you think about these new details? Chime in with your thoughts, and stay tuned for more on Supergirl.