Grant Gustin on Playing The Flash

Posted by at 11:35 am on September 22, 2013

theflashgrantgustinEarlier this month, The CW announced that Grant Gustin (“Glee“) was cast as The Flash. Gustin will appear as the character in the upcoming eighth, ninth, and 20th episodes of the second season of “Arrow,” the last of which will serve as a potential backdoor pilot for his own series.

Now, E! caught up with the actor to talk about the role.

“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,” Gustin said, adding that it was a long audition process.

The character will begin his appearances as a forensic scientist and will later gain his superspeed powers. “I know I’m coming on as up-and-coming in my field. 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.”

He added that he “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.”

As for his costume? “I would [imagine], when The Flash comes he’ll be in a pretty traditional Flash costume. That’s kind of what I’ve caught wind of.”

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