Laura Vandervoort on her “badass” Supergirl character

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Bitten star Laura Vandervoort is headed back to her DC Comics roots when she joins Supergirl as Indigo. After playing Supergirl herself on Smallville, Vandervoort will be switching sides and is now playing Indigo, a living supercomputer who turned against the people of Krypton and was sentenced to Fort Rozz. When it comes to describing Indigo, Vandervoort agrees with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg’s assessment, confirming that “she is a badass.”

Indigo is also a character unlike any other she’s played before and a lot of that has to do with her look. “This is my first time playing a character where the way that she looks is affecting the way I’m choosing to play her,” says Vandervoort. “When I stepped into her costume, at that point I wasn’t quite sure how I was wanting to play her,” the Toronto born actress explains. The journey to figuring out her character is all part of the fun though, as she tells The TV Junkies that she’s “been having fun every day learning who she is and developing her physicality, her voice, and it’s all somewhat dependent on when I put that costume on. That changed everything.”

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Michael Yarish/CBS

Not everyone in National City will be so glad to see Indigo when she appears, as Vandervoort confirms that her character is “a huge threat to National City and Supergirl.” After playing Supergirl herself, as well as Elena for three seasons on Bitten, Vandervoort says she’s having fun switching things up and playing a villain alongside current Supergirl Melissa Benoist. “It is fun to have that wink with that audience when I’m doing scenes with Melissa,” says Vandervoort, “but, it is fun to play bad.”

“Indigo has a great sensibility to her where she’s able to crack a joke at the worst of times. She’s just got this personality that’s bizarre and that’s a lot of fun as an actor to play,” explains Vandervoort.

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Supergirl airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and Global.