After “Glee” came “Supergirl”, which is probably Benoist’s best role to date. In 2021, Benoist finally finished her race as a superwoman, but when she first got the job back in 2015, it was very scary for her. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the pressure put on her as one of the few female superheroes on screen at the time, Benoist shared: “I want to do it right by women. I want to portray someone they can relate to to and look up to, as not a step or a low portrayal.I want her to be complicated and flawed.I guess I just want all women to feel like they could be Kara and Superwoman too. “Benoist certainly delivers every single episode with his performance, and both audiences and critics love the series, where the average for all seasons is a 90% on rotten tomatoes. In season 5 of “Supergirl”, Benoist also took on the role of director with the episode “Deus Lex Machina”, the 17th episode of the season, which signifies Benoist’s desire to also branch out to other aspects of the production.
Thanks to well-deserved appreciation from fans and industry, Benoist was able to spread his wings a bit and take on new and different roles. In 2016, Benoist was cast as Katherine Russell in “Patriot’s Day”, the wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev (played by Themo Melikidze), one of the brothers who planned and carried out the bombing of the Boston Marathon in 2013. The drama film plays Mark Wahlberg as the fictional Boston Police Department sergeant Tommy Saunders who worked that fateful day. A few years later, Benoist starred in another docudrama, “Waco,” starring Rachel Koresh, the legal wife of cult leader David Koresh, played by Taylor Kitsch in the Paramount Network series.