While the primary focus of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will undoubtedly be the time traveling exploits of Arthur Darvill’s Rip Hunter and his interactions with numerous superheroes and villains, the heroes of the Arrowverse will apparently be making time for love. Furthermore, a recent casting confirmation indicates that one of the love interests involved with be played by former Fringe and Kyle XY actress Ali Liebert.
Liebert plays a character named Lindsay Carlisle, who is described as being the ideal 1950s woman. The only problem? The 1950s weren’t exactly the best time to be homosexual. This is going to be a major problem for Liebert’s character, who is confirmed to be a lesbian. The extent of her role is unclear, but she will appear in at least one unspecified episode as she pursues the romantic interests of Sara Lance/White Canary (portrayed by Caity Lotz). As described by executive producer Phil Klemmer:
“At the start of this episode, we find Sara Lance completely out of place, both in time and place, visiting 1958 ‘Pleasantville, America’—and also out of place emotionally. After Sara was brought back from the dead on Arrow, she hasn’t been herself—she’s been consumed by a quest for bloodshed and incapable of having romantic feelings for anyone. The strict social norms of the fifties makes this the last place Sara Lance would ever expect to find love with a young, closeted nurse, but that’s how love works—it finds you.”
This isn’t to be the first lesbian love interest in DC’s shared television universe. Sara Lance had previously exhibited feelings for Katrina Law’s Nyssa al Ghul, a relationship that many fans would undoubtedly still like to see. That said, her encounter with Lindsay Carlisle will awaken feelings that she has not felt in some time. With one character accustomed to detachment and another accustomed to keeping their true identity under lock and key, the two should provide a great deal of romantic drama that may change the nature of White Canary’s character.
Or as Klemmer puts it:
“When Sara first meets Lindsay Carlisle, she finds herself in the position of caring about someone for the first time in forever—an idea she’s not entirely sure she’s ready for. It’s easy for our cold hearted assassin to kill a hundred people, but does she have the ability to care about one?”
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will premiere on January 21, 2016.
Source: Entertainment Weekly