Congratulations are in order for “The Young and the Restless” star Sasha Calle (Lola Rosales) who was recently cast as Supergirl in the DCEU, the first Latina actress to take on the role. Calle will make her debut in the upcoming Warner Bros. feature film “The Flash” co-starring alongside Ezra Miller who plays the title character.
In a statement released by “Y&R’s” co-executive producers Anthony Morina and Josh Griffith (who also serves as head writer of the soap), the duo said, “On behalf of everyone at ‘The Young and the Restless,‘ we’d like to congratulate Sasha Calle on making history and being chosen to play the first Latina ‘Supergirl’. The role of ‘Supergirl’ is a perfect fit for someone of Sasha’s immense talent and we wish her all the best as she takes on this groundbreaking role.”
The statement by “Y&R’s” producers doesn’t outright say what the future might hold for the character on the soap, but it’s possible the character will either be recast, written out altogether, or be off-canvas until a time in which Calle could reprise the role, contingent, of course, on whether or not that’s even a possibility now that her schedule has become very busy.
In announcing her casting in the DC film, director Andy Muschietti is said to have watched a number of auditions, and, along with DC head Walter Hamada and the film’s producers, they found Calle to exude a “toughness” and “vulnerability” to the role.
“I saw more than four hundred auditions. The talent pool was truly amazing and it was very hard to make a decision, but we finally found an actress who was destined to play this role,” said Muschietti to Deadline. Muschietti helped discover the uber-popular youthful cast from the “It” movies.
Reportedly, actresses auditioning did not know which role they were reading for until late in the casting process. Calle was chemistry tested with Miller via Zoom, which wasn’t easy as one could imagine.
Muschietti shared a video on IGTV of his conversation with Calle where he informed her that she landed the role. “Been doing a lot of flashbacks lately but today is about a Flash forward,” he said in the post which you can view in full below along with Calle’s response.