‘The Flash’: Jessica Camacho On Bringing Gypsy To Life

The Flash 311 GypsyIn last week’s episode of The Flash, we saw the brief debut of DC Comics’ Gypsy, played by Jessica Camacho, who will be having a larger role in tonight’s episode. So why has she arrived at Earth-1? She is here to take H.R. (Tom Cavanagh) back to Earth-19 as he broke the law there by traveling over to Earth-1. In a new interview, Camacho spoke with Screener TV about bringing this character to life, what her dynamic with Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) and more.

When Camacho was asked about bringing this character to life from the comics on The Flash and what it was that made her really connect with the character, she spoke about Gypsy’s strength and her job as a bounty hunter.

“From the minute I read her, that’s the thing that jumped off the page to me is her absolute strength, her confidence. She knows what she’s doing and where she’s going at all moments. There is no hesitation about her, which I find so, so appealing. I think there’s also this part of Gypsy, because her job leads her to follow these violators and criminals all over many Earths, and she’s always on the move, always on the hunt — it’s a lonely existence. I’ve found there’s this whole space in her that has yet to be kind of explored. Is there ever going to be someone that I connect to in that way? Is there ever going to be someone that stirs these things up inside of me that are just kind of waiting? I think that is another part of her that adds so much humanity. Yes, she’s strong. Yes, she’s bada** and capable. Yes, I love all of that. But she’s also vulnerable too, and I think that adds a lot of beautiful things to her being.”

This episode has been described as a big one for Cisco as he will be connecting with Gypsy a lot due to the fact that she also have vibe powers. When asked about their dynamic, Camacho teased that they are both curious about one another.

“I think there’s this curiosity that they have for one another. She first sees him and that he can vibe, and then she sees a little bit of his personality. Cisco is so many things at once. There’s so much humor in him and there’s so much smart in him, but there’s also this bravery that she sees. She is not someone who is used to people standing up to her. Gypsy very much has a reputation that gets around — which is, you don’t mess with her. She means absolute business, so when Cisco is kind of stepping to her, she’s just like, “Oh really? You want to do this, huh?” And I think she’s game for it. I think she’s game to see what he brings to the table. I think she gets a kick out of the fact that he’s gutsy enough to put one foot in front of the other and step to her in that way.”

Camacho also revealed some really intriguing aspects about Earth-19 and how meta-humans are viewed there. It appears that people with powers are actually assigned to be protectors on that world.

“She definitely has powers, and we actually find out that on Earth-19, when people have this particular set of powers they are assigned to be the protectors of Earth 19. That’s something that we discover off the bat when she goes to find H.R. and she finds Cisco there. Cisco, in trying to protect H.R., vibes, and she’s like, “Oh, wait! Woah! What? You have these powers too?” From that moment he catches her curiosity and her interest … It’s an interesting chemistry from the get-go, once she realizes that her and Cisco have this shared ability. Yeah, she can vibe like an absolute bada**.”

“Dead or Alive” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)

DC COMICS’ GYPSY ARRIVES ON EARTH-1 – H.R.’s (Tom Cavanagh) past catches up with him when a bounty hunter with vibe powers named Gypsy (guest star Jessica Camacho) arrives in Central City to bring him back to Earth-19 to stand trial for his crime. It turns out inter-dimensional travel is illegal on their Earth. H.R. surrenders but when Barry (Grant Gustin) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) find out that H.R.’s only hope would be to challenge Gypsy to a fight to the death, they intercede and Cisco offers to fight Gypsy instead. Harry Jierjian directed the episode with story by Benjamin Raab and Deric A. Hughes and teleplay by Zack Stentz (#311). Original airdate 1/31/2017.”

The Flash airs on Tuesday nights at 8/7c on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 3 for our weekly reviews.

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Source: Screener TV

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.