The couple worked together in 2000 on many projects.While working together, slowly they began dating; during that time they fell into Drugs addiction for short period and got married after recovering from addiction. The couple first met at an audition on the show Saving Graces.Here we are representing a healthy, growing lesbian relationship, which you just don’t get to see.Not very often, at least.” Since the story began unfolding in , fans of the series have made their heartfelt approval known to the actresses, over Twitter, at appearances and during their recent participation at the Women’s March in Vancouver., but stars Chyler Leigh and Floriana Lima reveal they’ve been blown away by just how important their characters’ romance has been to viewers struggling with their own sexuality in the real world.“We’re just really humbled by it, very proud of it,” Lima, 36, told PEOPLE at the 28th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, where The CW series was nominated for best dramatic TV show for its story featuring Leigh’s character, Supergirl’s adoptive sister Alex Danvers, realizing her long-denied attraction when she encounters Lima’s police detective Maggie Sawyer.
Chyler Leigh is a well-known actress known best for the role of Dr. She has also portrayed the roles of Janey Briggs in Not another Teen Movie and is currently portraying Alexandra Danvers in the CBS show Supergirl.
“This was a girl that was in desperate, desperate need of someone to just listen for a moment,” says Leigh.
“So [the comic book store employee] was the real in that moment: she sat with this girl, walked her around the store and said, ‘Take the first season DVD, just to watch and kind of keep your mind there.’ And at the same time bought her comic books that show different [gay] characters, like Batwoman, and showed her all these different stories that she could hang on to, bought her coffee, sat and just listened to this girl, and this girl just sobbed and just let it out.” FROM COINAGE: Power Rangers Morphing Through the Years , where she quickly became a trailblazer as one of the earliest openly gay characters in mainstream comic books. ’ It’s very important, this character.” And just as important was the chemistry between the two characters, which Leigh credits to her husband’s deft casting instinct on his wife’s behalf (Leigh is married to actor Nathan West, while Lima is dating actor Casey Affleck).
For us to be able to take that on in that environment, and like kick people’s a–, and give a peck on the cheek and just say, hey, I’m finding out more about me because of you.
It’s a love story, and it’s beautiful.” The true nature of Alex’s sexuality was a surprise to Leigh, who learned of the plans a few weeks before the plot was introduced into the series when her producers’ sat her down for the big reveal.