Actress Chyler Leigh’s character, Alex Danvers on the CW series Supergirl came out as a lesbian on the show. It was a crucial moment in the Arrowverse and a major part of Alex’s life. Now, it turns out that this crucial scene in the series has turned out to be a life-changing moment for Chyler Leigh in both reel-life and real-life as well.
Chyler Leigh penned an emotional note about her sexual identity on the CreateChange, a website she co founded. Chyler posted the message that expresses how her character Alex’s coming out on Supergirl resonated with her personal life.
Chyler Leigh stated – “When I was told that my character was to come out in season 2, a flurry of thoughts and emotions flew through and around me because of the responsibility I personally felt to authentically represent Alex’s journey. What I didn’t realize was how the scene where she finally confessed her truth would leap off the pages of the script and genuinely become a variation of my own”.
She added – “My heart felt like it was going to beat out of my chest each take we filmed, every time presenting another opportunity to get those honest words out of my mouth. Though they don’t exactly match my personal dialogue, the heart behind it surely did. From the director, the press, the media, the cast, and the fans, I’m still told that it was the most realistic coming out scene they’d ever witnessed. And to steal from Alex’s words, that’s because there’s some truth to what she said about me”.
A note on Chyler.
Please respect she hasn't labelled her sexuality.
So don't do it for her! That's disrespecting her choice.
I think it's safe to say she has admitted her sexuality is not straight, but nothing more. It's fine to be happy for her & us as fans. Just be respectful pic.twitter.com/Tb5mvwIXO1
— Buddha aka Me 🌈🏳️🌈 #NHSLove #TransIsBeautiful (@Buddha_aka_me) June 8, 2020
From this message, it can only be confirmed that Leigh is not straight but she has not shared whether she’s gay, bi, pansexual or any of the number of labels that come under the LGBT community.
Meanwhile, Supergirl is created by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and stars Melissa Benoist in the lead role.