Melissa Benoist said the producer from Supergirl, Andrew Kreisberg, was a major disappointment. Andrew lost his job as the executive producer recently due to claims of sexual misconduct, allegations which he denied.
During the panel at the Television Critics Associations press tour on the 15th of January, Melissa answered several questions regarding the scandal.
She said since his firing, the cast and crew have learned to work together in a way that she is “extremely proud of” and the atmosphere is so productive and positive.
Melissa added that there are a lot of “amazing men” and “amazing women” who are in influential positions now and it’s excellent. Following Andrew’s job loss, Jessica Queller is now the co-showrunner, and Sarah Schechter is an executive producer.
Benoist explained that women in Hollywood right now are fighting for a “safer atmosphere” and a working space which is conducive to productivity without sacrificing people’s sense of belonging and personal safety.
The 29-year-old actress emphasized the importance of working “better as a whole” and claims it’s all about communication and “listening.”
According to the Glee alum, people need to stand in each other’s shoes for a day and understand what it might be like to experience life as another person.
Additionally, Melissa believes to be a part of the #MeToo movement is incredible, a social push she supports unwaveringly.
As you may know, the entertainment industry has been rocked by allegations against men who allegedly abused their influential positions.
The most recent man to suffer consequences of this type is James Franco, who recently spoke on the claims against him with Stephen Colbert. Ashley Judd praised his comments, referring to the statement that if he had to “take a knock” for the sake of women, he would.