Vandervoort Is Smallville’s Supergirl

Laura Vandervoort has landed the role of Supergirl in the upcoming season of “Smallville” reports Zap2It.

The season premiere will introduce Kara, Clark’s (Tom Welling) 19-year-old cousin born on Krypton. As the daughter of Zor-El, Jor-El’s brother, Kara also has superpowers, including one that Clark has yet to develop: the ability to fly.

On the more mundane side, Kara butts heads with Clark, is sweet on Jimmy Olsen (Aaron Ashmore) and draws Lex’s (Michael Rosenbaum) attention.

22-year-old Vandervoort was chosen Wednesday after the creators saw hundreds of actresses for the part. She begins filming next week in Vancouver.