At the end of this film, things are going to be different. Were there any discussions about “Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow” or her place in the DCU?
Oh listen, I hope to keep playing Supergirl. I love it. I am so deeply in love with her. I think she’s so amazing and so complex. And I think in this movie, that’s really the lead for her. We get this glimpse of her, but there’s still so much to unpack in her story. I’m excited to take her apart and put her back inside and enjoy her with the world. I think there are so many stories to tell and I would love to continue playing Supergirl.
I’m crossing my fingers for you. I would like to know which of the cameos really got you.
Wonderwoman. Are you kidding me? Yes, queen! Look, in 2017, I watched “Wonder Woman,” Gal Gadot, and I remember seeing her and feeling really represented, and I was like, “This is what I want to do.” I came out of that screening and I was like, “That’s me.” And I had this – the back of an IKEA frame, this wooden board on the back, and I made a vision board on it. That same year, I had seen “Atomic Blonde”, and I put both [on it]. I put Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman costume with a green screen fighting stuntman, and I had to put Charlize [Theron] because she was doing all her stunts. I thought that was the coolest thing.
And look, the moment I met her – I’m not a fangirl in general, but man, I couldn’t take it. She got out of the car and she was like, “Oh, baby!” And I was like, “Oh my God,” I was so overwhelmed. And I was just like, “I, hi, I, oh my God, I’m Sasha.” And she said, “I know! I know who you are. Like, no, hi.” And I was just like [yells]. And she said, “I’ll give you my number if you ever need anything.” And I was like [in a tiny voice], “OK OK.” And she gave me her number, which is a crazy thing. I am still, to this day, shocked when I receive a message from her. I saved her as Gal Gadot, so when she texts me, I’m just like – it’s like wild shock and awe, and I admire her. I think she is so graceful and beautiful and kind. I really thank her for doing “Wonder Woman”, man. I saw this movie and I knew I could do it too. And I think she should know that and I’ll tell her forever. So I’m really grateful, and I’m so glad I got to meet her. Oh, that’s so cool.
Supergirl’s costume is awesome. This is a great version of the Snyderverse Superman costume, but totally changed for you. Was there some sort of adjustment? Was it 3D printed? Should we learn to use it?
Oh my God, I don’t know. The costume was very, very complex. I said it was like “Pin the Tail on the Donkey”, but it was “Pin the Supersuit on the Sasha”. It was a lot. I had to stand in a Y pose most of the time, for hours at a time adjusting the suit to make sure everything was in place. It was a wild trip. And the people, the costume designer, Alexandra [Byrne], and the whole costume design team did a great job. This costume is beautiful, and I think it’s also very androgynous. I think he has femininity, but [also] masculinity, and it’s also just mobility in general. It would be a costume that you would wear to feel protected with your whole body. So I’m truly blessed and honored to have worn this suit on my body for seven months.