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Grant Gustin Gleefully Fanboys Over Flash Role

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09/24/2013 11:29 am
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Grant Gustin Gleefully Fanboys Over Flash Role
Media Courtesy of E! Online

Sarah Goddard

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In an interview with E! Online, Grant Gustin has opened up and given us a few hints about what he knows, what we might be able to expect, and what the audition process was like for him before he landed the role of Barry Allen, aka The Flash, on Season 2 of The CW’s Arrow. Admitting he was a bit of a “fanboy”, Grant mentioned he recognised the non-traditional casting approach. “I got an audition and I was really excited and a little skeptical at first, because I'm a comic book fan. I know the character and know I'm a little young.” He also said that although it was a “long audition process,” it was all worth it when he received the news that he had gotten the part. “I was at the ocean in Malibu with a buddy of mine, and just had a movie moment and jumped in the ocean afterwards. It was pretty amazing.” His character will enter the show as a forensic scientist who will later gain his superpowers. And although Gustin doesn’t have any concrete information, he did say, “he’s not going to be The Flash immediately, obviously, we’re going to be Barry Allen first in two episodes and then he’ll come back later as The Flash. I haven’t actually had a chance to read any scripts yet, so we’ll see.” Going on to add that through a little research he had discovered that The Flash actually had the ability to time travel, “[I] didn’t realize before I started doing all my research that he can actually time travel, he can run so fast. I think that'd be a really fun thing to play with on the show is him kind of going to different times and experimenting with that. That'd be fun.” And what about The Flash’s iconic costume?  Well, Grant says he assumes we’ll see that signature red spandex. “I would image, when The Flash comes he'll be in a pretty traditional Flash costume, that's kind of what I've caught wind of.” Arrow returns to The CW on October 9. For those not able to wait until October to see Grant on the small screen, you can catch him this Thursday, when he returns to Glee, as the Warbler we all love to hate, Sebastian Smythe, in the Gleatlemania Season 5 premiere of Glee, "Love, Love, Love".


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