Melissa Benoist to make her directorial debut with Supergirl season 5

first_imgLos Angeles: “Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist is set to make her directorial debut with the 17th episode of season five. The 30-year-old actor, who has been essaying the titular character in the CBS/CW DC Comics based superhero drama series since 2015, said she always wanted to direct an episode in the show, but things could not materialise due to “scheduling conflicts”. “I’ve been wanting to direct since season 3, but couldn’t last year because of scheduling conflicts, so David Harewood did it first, Benoist told Entertainment Weekly. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot “I just felt really drawn to it for a couple of seasons now, just because you know the show so well, and you get to know the character, and the world, and the tone of the show so well that you can’t help but envision certain scenes in a certain way. I want to play with that,” she added. Even though the episode directed by her will not air until next year, she has already started preparing for it. “I’m literally trying to be a sponge, and I will learn something new every single day I’m shadowing. It’s just a matter of talking to actors, making sure everyone feels creative and collaborative even though we have these massive constraints with budget and special effects. “It’s like a chess game, I’ve realised. You move your pawn one way, and then someone knocks your rook down because you can’t do a certain stunt you wanted to do. It’s all about compromising and trying to be as creative as you can within those boundaries, which is a cool challenge,” she said. “Supergirl” season five will start airing on The CW from October 6.last_img read more

HRCSL raises concerns over unfair treatment of Muslims

“Therefore, please be good enough to submit a report to the Commission by 10 June, 2019 (a) on information on any such complaints received and action taken by local authorities coming under your purview and (b) whether you can be satisfied that citizens of all communities residing in your province enjoy the right to engage in commercial activities without discrimination by local authorities,” the letter said. She said that such discriminatory action amounts to a violation of Article 12 of the Constitution of Sri Lanka which guarantees non-discrimination on the basis of religion and also equal protection of the law. It is the flinction of the Commission under its parent statute, Act No. 2l of 1996, to investigate and inquire into such allegations. The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has raised concerns over the unfair treatment of Muslims in some parts of the country.It has come to the attention of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka that in certain areas members of the Muslim Community who are lawfully engaged in commercial activities have been banned from using public premises for such purposes after the violent attacks of April 2L, 20I9. “We are informed that access to such premises (such as kiosks in weekly village fairs) has been denied even though the occupants had duly registered with local authorities and had paid due fees,” HRCSL Chairperson Dr. Deepika Udagama said in a letter to all the local Government Commissioners. read more