If you're a fan of Supergirl you probably already know that actress Brit Morgan was cast to play the villainous Leslie Willis, also known as Livewire.
Brit is mostly known for her role as the werewolf Debbie Pelt on HBO's True Blood. In Supergirl her character is a confident and funny shock-jock, who – following an accident – develops some dangerous powers which Supergirl has to deal with. The casting news were announced back in August, and CBS have now released some photos showing us a glimpse of Brit's character.
You have to admit – she looks pretty devious and ready to wreak havoc on National City. Brit really suits the silver hair and leather jacket, and I'm curious to see how she will bring the character to life. We all know villains make everything more interesting, and it seems like Livewire might provide some comic relief as well. Luckily we don't have to wait very long before we get to see her, she will be featured in the 5th episode, which is out November 23.
This is not the first time Brit will play a villain. Her character Debbie Pelt on True Blood caused all kinds of trouble for the poor protagonist Sookie Stackhouse. Brit was perfect for the role, she really managed to portray Debbie's complex nature and show that even though she was "the bad guy" she had her reasons to behave the way she did. It will be interesting to see if the same applies to Livewire. If you want to see Brit as Debbie, here is a clip where she expresses her feelings about the main character Sookie.
(Just a heads up, there is some pretty strong language in the clip.)