Supergirl's Melissa Benoist seen for the first time since domestic violence ...

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Supergirl star Melissa Benoist has been seen for the first time since her candid revelations about being a domestic violence survivor.

The American actress was seen hard at work in Canada's Vancouver following the Thanksgiving break, filming a scene in the rain where her character reveals to the public that she is Supergirl.

Dressed as her character, she was seen revealing her superhero suit, as actors playing journalists watched and the cameras rolled.

Back to work: Supergirl star Melissa Benoist smiles as she's seen on set in Canada's Vancouver, as she's pictured for the first time since sharing her harrowing tale of domestic violence

Back to work: Supergirl star Melissa Benoist smiles as she's seen on set in Canada's Vancouver, as she's pictured for the first time since sharing her harrowing tale of domestic violence

Between takes Melissa was pictured happy and smiling, surrounded by the CW show's cast and crew.

The images come after Melissa spoke out about her experience of domestic violence in an Instagram video last week.

Sharing an emotional 14-minute video to Instagram last Wednesday, the 31-year-old bravely discussed her harrowing tale in a bid to 'empower others to seek help and extricate themselves from abusive relationships'. 

In the video, she revealed that a former partner - whom she did not name - abused her both physically and emotionally for the duration of their relationship.   

She explained: 'So I don't normally do things like this but I've written something that I want to share, and I wanted it to stay my words and not have to edit it down for publishing. I'm gonna read it out loud, and I'm quite nervous so bear with me. 

Big moment: Dressed as her character, she was seen revealing her superhero suit, as actors playing journalists watched and the cameras rolled

Big moment: Dressed as her character, she was seen revealing her superhero suit, as actors playing journalists watched and the cameras rolled

Shared her tale: The images come after Melissa spoke out about her experience of domestic violence in an Instagram video last week

Shared her tale: The images come after Melissa spoke out about her experience of domestic violence in an Instagram video last week

'I am a survivor of domestic violence or IPV (intimate partner violence), which is something I never in my life expected I would say, let alone be broadcasting into the ether. 

'He was a magnanimous person, who didn't really give you a choice not to be drawn to him. He could be charming, funny, manipulative, devious. He was younger than me, his maturity obvious. For a period of time, I wasn't interested. I was newly single, gaining my bearing in a change in my life.'

The actress went on to explain that whilst there was no violence early in their relationship, her alleged abuser would emotionally abuse her by 'snooping' on her devices and controlling her clothing choices. 

She added: 'None of that registered as abuse, because I was worried about how he felt at that point, to even comprehend how it even affected me. In retrospect, I see that each red flag followed a very clear path on things becoming violent.' 

Candid: The Supergirl star spoke about her experiences in a 14-minute Instagram video

Candid: The Supergirl star spoke about her experiences in a 14-minute Instagram video

Brave: The 31-year-old actress bravely discussed her harrowing tale in a bid to 'empower others to seek help and extricate themselves from abusive relationships'

Brave: The 31-year-old actress bravely discussed her harrowing tale in a bid to 'empower others to seek help and extricate themselves from abusive relationships' 

However, as time went by, Melissa claims her former partner did get physically abusive. 

She said: 'The stark truth is I learned what it felt like to be pinned down and slapped repeatedly, punched so hard the wind was knocked out of me, dragged by my

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