People magazine has learned that Canadian actress Laura Vandervoort has been cast as Supergirl in The CW’s “Smallville” and will start shooting with Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum and Aaron Ashmore next week in Vancouver.
“She’s a combination of beauty, intelligence, a certain warmth, and great attitude,” Smallville co-creator Al Gough tells the magazine. “We’ve wanted a character to shake things up. She may be Clark Kent’s cousin, but that doesn’t mean she’s going to be the obedient one!”
Supergirl will be introduced to viewers as Kara, Clark’s cousin, who was born on Krypton and has all of Clark’s powers plus the ability to fly. Watch for her to spark romance with Jimmy Olsen (Ashmore) as well.