Arrow star Stephen Amell reflected on his first table read with The Flash star Grant Gustin.
In the second season of Stephen Amell’s Arrow, Grant Gustin made his first appearance as Barry Allen before the character became the speedster hero known as The Flash. The two appearances by the character eventually led to Grant Gustin taking the lead role on The Flash for the next six television seasons.
On the latest episode of Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside of You podcast, Stephen Amell made a surprise appearance beforehand before the host’s interview with Grant Gustin. During his appearance, Stephen Amell recalled his first table read with Grant Gustin and how he was quickly convinced that The Flash actor was the right choice for the role:
“I will always remember the first table read when we meet Barry Allen. It’s gotta be intimidating because we’re doing this table read, he’s coming in, he’s playing the Flash and I’ve always known that the Flash is a much bigger, has a much bigger following, is a much bigger character than the Green Arrow and that, you know, everyone jumped at the opportunity to make The Flash because they got some success from Arrow so they got the green light from DC. And this guy comes into the table read and it’s his episode and he comes in and he f*cking nails it in the table read. I didn’t even need to see what he was going to do on set. At the table read I knew, ‘oh my god, they made the right decision.'”
Stephen Amell added that it working with Grant Gustin on the crossovers over the years has been a highlight of his time playing Green Arrow, saying, “it was a change of pace, it was nice. Honestly, I’ll just never forget working with him.”
The Flash continues tonight with the episode titled “Liberation” and you can read the official synopsis below:
HUGE CHANGES AHEAD FOR BARRY AND IRIS – After recent events, Barry (Grant Gustin) takes a closer look at his life with Iris (Candice Patton). Eva (guest star Efrat Dor) makes a bold move. Jeff Byrd directed the episode written by Jonathan Butler & Gabriel Garza (#617).
The Flash stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, Candice Patton as Iris West, Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow / Killer Frost, Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon / Vibe, Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells, Jesse L. Martin as Joe West, Danielle Nicolet as Cecile Horton, and Hartley Sawyer as Ralph Dibny / Elongated Man.
The Flash airs on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET on The CW.
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