So why should fans be pumped for this fierce female hero to save the day? "It doesn't matter that she's a girl," Benoist spilled exclusively to ET on the set of Supergirl. "That's not what you're going to remember her for. She's so brave, and inspiring, and hopeful and that's what is most important."
The Glee alumni gushed that she's thrilled for Kara Zor-El to become a role model for girls everywhere. "I think the positive influence that this role has is sort of beyond my comprehension right now. Every time I'm around [girls], especially a little girl, it just warms my heart."
And of course, you can't be a superhero without a super suit! Luckily, Benoist is overjoyed with the way her iconic, and cape-tastic costume came together.
"It's comfortable," she dished. "I think on the scale of superhero garb, I have it pretty easy. I think it's sophisticated. I love this outfit."