Well, sorta. Maines explained that she was in college when her agent called about the Supergirl audition. While she was no stranger to taping herself, she decided to put in a little extra effort.
“I had been doing a lot of self-tapes, so my agent sent me this one and said, ‘Hey, listen. This is kind of a major one. You know, maybe you should drop some money on it,’” Maines said. “So, I paid a kid, like, $70 to film and edit my audition. Cause normally I would just do them.”
After she sent the tape, Maines didn’t hear anything. So, she returned to her daily routine only to receive a callback after what seemed like an eternity. “I went in, and the next day they asked me if I wanted to play Nia,” she added.