July 20, 2007 (Beverly Hills, CA) "Ÿ Girl power is back on The CW's Thursday night. Laura Vandervoort flies into SMALLVILLE as Supergirl, Clark Kent's (Tom Welling) strong-willed cousin from Krypton. SMALLVILLE airs Thursdays (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET).
On SMALLVILLE, the seventh-season premiere kicks off on Thursday, September 27 with the arrival of Kara, A.K.A. Supergirl, played by Laura Vandervoort. Born and raised in Toronto, Vandervoort recently appeared on the television series "CSI" and the feature films "Troubled Waters" and "The Lookout." Armed with a second-degree black belt, Vandervoort soars into SMALLVILLE, catching the eye of both young photographer Jimmy Olsen (Aaron Ashmore) and budding-villain Lex Luthor (Michael Rosenbaum).
"We cast Laura because she is the embodiment of Supergirl "Ÿ she has warmth, beauty and she can kick some serious ass," says Al Gough, executive producer for SMALLVILLE.