[TV] Grant Gustin Looking Forward to Taking The Flash Into His Own Series
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.12.2013
Following the events in last night's Arrow midseason finale...
Grant Gustin and Andrew Kreisberg recently spoke with CBR about Gustin playing Barry Allen (aka the Flash) in the last two episodes of Arrow as well as his upcoming pilot. Check out the highlights:
Gustin on becoming the Flash: "I'm mostly looking forward to getting the pilot script and seeing how Barry's going to handle this happening to him. He's not just excited. It's scary. That's what I loved about the character in the audition process -- it's not just he loves superheroes, and he's a fanboy, and all of a sudden he's like, "I'm going to be one, I'm really stoked about it." It's kind of like, "This is terrifying. This is really happening to me." I'm really excited to play more of that."
Kreisberg on keeping the shows a bit different: "We'll want to keep 'Arrow' as distinctive as possible and "Flash" as distinctive as possible. Part of the fun will be how those two things play out in both shows, if we get that opportunity."
Kreisberg on using more superpowered characters into The Flash: "In the same way that "Arrow" was conducive to bringing on characters like Deadshot and the Huntress and some of the more grounded people, hopefully with "The Flash" there's a way to bring on some of the more fantastical characters, that will probably still go through the grounding lens with which we view everything. But we could tackle some of the bigger villains, and possibly heroes. There's a hint of a major character in the pilot. But it's always important to remember -- like with "Arrow," everybody wants Batman to come on and whatnot, but Arrow has to be the coolest person on "Arrow." The same thing with "The Flash" -- Barry has to be the coolest person. If we're lucky enough to get to do more past the pilot, it'll really be about making sure that the audience loves The Flash, and Barry Allen, and Grant Gustin, as much as we do."