Melissa Benoist hides Supergirl alter ego in geeky outfit

She can normally be seen fighting crime in red and blue.

But Melissa Benoist ditched the clinging bodysuit for something more low-key.

The 28-year-old actress was dressed as a geeky reporter while shooting scenes for season three of the hit CW drama in Vancouver on Thursday.

The stunner was dressed as her reporter character Kara Danvers as she was directed by famous filmmaker Kevin Smith.

Super actress: Melissa Benoist, 28, was seen shooting scenes for season three of the hit CW drama in Vancouver on Thursday

Super actress: Melissa Benoist, 28, was seen shooting scenes for season three of the hit CW drama in Vancouver on Thursday

The young ingenue was geeky chic in a plaid overcoat, light blue wool sweater, and a tight pair of denim leggings.

Her trademark golden tresses were pulled back in a conservative style as she rocked slender reading glasses. 

Melissa carried a notebook - as all crack investigators do - while she stood in the middle of a protest for the scene.

She took a kneeling position for one take and began to run in an action filled scene for the next.

Reel deal: The actress was dressed as her reporter character Kara Danvers as she was directed by famous filmmaker Kevin Smith

Reel deal: The actress was dressed as her reporter character Kara Danvers as she was directed by famous filmmaker Kevin Smith

Yodel: The young ingenue was geeky chic in a plaid overcoat, light blue wool sweater, and a tight pair of denim leggings

Yodel: The young ingenue was geeky chic in a plaid overcoat, light blue wool sweater, and a tight pair of denim leggings

She was joined by co-stars Odette Annable, Katie McGrath, and Mehcad Brooks as they spent

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