Lady Bird's Laurie Metcalf Makes Daughter's 'Dream' Come True on Set of Supergirl
"My daughter, Mae, and I are huge fans of the show and it was her dream to meet Melissa [Benoist]," Laurie Metcalf tells PEOPLE
Laurie Metcalf sure has acting superpowers.
While the Tony-winning actress may be garnering Oscar buzz for her powerhouse turn in Lady Bird, she’s more than game for lighter fare. In fact, and much to her 12-year-old daughter Mae’s delight, Metcalf, 62, is currently in Vancouver shooting a part in CW hit, Supergirl, opposite star Melissa Benoist.
“I’m so thrilled to be here on the set of Supergirl!” Metcalf tells PEOPLE.
“My daughter, Mae, and I are huge fans of the show and it was her dream to meet Melissa [Benoist].”
The actress, who will play Winn’s mom, Mary McGowan, on an upcoming episode, made sure Mae was in tow for the shoot.
“I’m incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to bring Mae to work with me as I take on the guest role of Mary McGowan,” says Metcalf.
While the mother-daughter duo are having a ball, Metcalf will head back to Hollywood in time for Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, as she’s nominated for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role for Lady Bird.