Supergirl star Melissa Benoist is breaking her silence on the firing of the show's executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.

"You know, that was a major disappointment, and the irony was not lost on me," Melissa Benoist told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

Warner Bros. TV fired Kreisberg in November from working on four superhero shows currently airing on The CW after 19 separate reports of sexual misconduct. Other stars of those shows, which also include Arrow, The Flash and DC's Legends of Tomorrow, have publicly commented about Kreisberg, but Benoist's comment is particularly pointed.

Nevertheless, she remains optimistic. "It's hard to talk about something when you're still so in the thick of it, when you're still so engulfed by sorting out the confusion, but I have a lot of hope," she said. "I think that people are better than the way things have been."

"We have an atmosphere on set now that I'm extremely proud of," she continued. "There are a lot of amazing men that work on our show, and we have a lot of amazing women that are in powerful positions on our show as well."

Supergirl airs Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.

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