Claire Holt had a solid run on Pretty Little Liars, but it was her work on The Vampire Diaries that really solidified her as one to watch. I never made the crossover to The Originals so don’t know what she’s been up to in the spinoff, but as far as TVD goes, she made Rebekah one of the most fun, endearing and vibrant characters so when news broke that she was in contention for the lead role in the CBS Supergirl TV series, it made me monumentally more excited for the show.
However, unfortunately, now it’s being reported that it’s unlikely Holt will get the role. Hit the jump for more.
According to the report that popped up about a week ago, Holt wasn’t named a top choice, she was only among the actresses testing for role, so it’s no surprise to hear that things may not work out for her. In a piece regarding what happens to Holt’s character in the latest episode of The Originals, THR claims that she is “not expected to get the part.” No, it doesn’t mean she’s definitely out, but it’s not looking good. But at least there are tons of other options out there.
We don’t know who else is taking part in testing with Holt, but I like the idea of Sara Paxton or Ashley Hinshaw taking the role. Paxton has already proved she’s got no trouble carrying a film. Why not bring her back to TV now? As for Hinshaw, she’s a less familiar face and doesn’t have many leading roles to her name, but films like Chronicle, +1 and Goodbye to All That certainly prove she’s got no problem making a big impression, so it’s about time she gets to be the headliner on a prominent project. But, then again, she does have a role on Agent Carter so that might knock her out of this one.
What do you think? If we don’t get Holt, who else could make a good Supergirl?