Mon-El actor Chris Wood recalls the goofy “stunt” that caused him to break his jaw while filming Super girl. The Arrowverse series has been running for a long time, but it will end very soon. Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist as Kara Danvers, started at CBS before moving to The CW for season 2. During the series’ six seasons, Supergirl has faced countless enemies and teamed up with other Arrowverse heroes like The Flash (Grant Gustin). and Batwoman (Ruby Rose). The sixth and final season is currently airing and ends in November.
Supergirl has featured a wide and eclectic set of characters over the years, but some are more memorable than others. Perhaps one of the most controversial is Mon-El, a Daxamite prince who joined the series on season two. Mon-El initially hid his royal legacy from Kara, but after they got into a romantic relationship, he got in. Wood remained a regular series on Supergirl for 2 seasons before leaving, despite guest staring back several times. Together with Jeremy Jordan (Winn Schott) and Mehcad Brooks (Jimmy Olsen) he will even return to the series finale.
During the DC FanDome event this weekend, Supergirl received a special farewell panel with the entire cast. Looking back on some of the show’s wildest stunts, Wood mentioned a scene from Season 2 where he had to bite into 10 pancakes at the same time. His teammates were quick to laugh, but Wood pointed out that it wasn’t so funny because “my jaw is a little dislocated”. The Supergirl cast also teased him for thinking it was a stunt, but he defended qualifying. “It was a big pile of pancakes and I was like, ‘Oh, this is going to be so fun’ and then my jaw went like that,” said Wood, before demonstrating the painful moment.
Injuries on the set of a superhero production are not uncommon, and the Arrowverse itself is no stranger to such incidents. Before leaving Batwoman, Rose had to undergo emergency surgery after sustaining a neck injury on set. Given this example, Wood’s Supergirl experience isn’t that drastic. A dislocated jaw is far from funny, however, and it was probably quite a shock if it happened during a harmless kitchen scene.
While the ending of Supergirl is bittersweet for the fans and those who worked on the show, there are a few reasons why this is the perfect time to wrap it up. Kara has been on quite a long journey over the past 6 seasons and hopefully she will get a high grade. For her part, Benoist admitted during the DC FanDome panel that she will miss playing a superhero, despite previously saying that she won’t be sorry for leaving Supergirl’s flight scenes behind. This cast has endured a lot of bumps and bruises, but now they can rest and be satisfied with a job well done.