The actresses playing Supergirl’s lesbian couple have opened up about their ground-breaking relationship. Chyler Leigh and Floriana Lima were speaking as they attended the GLAAD Media Awards, where Supergirl was nominated for best dramatic TV show – thanks largely to their storyline.
Leigh’s character Alex Danvers, Supergirl’s adoptive sister, came out in November, in a twist which has won hearts and critical praise, and helped young LGBT fans. The relationship between Alex, a secret government agent, and her girlfriend, Lima’s police detective Maggie Sawyer, has since bloomed and strengthened.
Speaking to People, she said: “There was no way we would have known the impact that this would have had. “We definitely wanted it to be a strong representation, and that’s why we’ve thought so hard about it and wanted it to be beautifully done, so I’m just really happy with the writers of Supergirl, who have really brought this to life. “We’re just really humbled by it, very proud of it.”