Category: Candice Patton

Candice Patton at Entertainment Weekly’s Comic…

Candice Patton at Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con Bash

I think it’s great — the diversity in the supe…

I think it’s great — the diversity in the superhero genre — that we’ve seen over the last five years even, but it’s one thing to just hire diverse talent; it’s another thing to write for them and fully flesh those characters out. Because fans no longer want to see a [checked box], you then have to also write for them and develop them and make them fully rounded characters that they can identify with.

Grant Gustin, Candice Patton and Jessica Parke…

Grant Gustin, Candice Patton and Jessica Parker Kennedy photographed by Katie Wu as Barry, Iris and Nora for The Flash Season 5

For so long our cast was just two women. My qu…

For so long our cast was just two women. My question was always like, “When are we getting more women?” We’d go through another season and we’d add a male. And then the next season, we’d add another male. We’re going into Season 5, we just added two women of color [Jessica Parker Kennedy and Danielle Nicolet] on our show as series regulars, bringing our number of female regulars on the show up to four, which is amazing. I mean, if you would have said that to my 14-year-old self, there’s no way I would have believed you. We’re doing scenes now with three black women in a room, plus Jesse L. Martin, sometimes Keiynan Lonsdale who plays Wally West, my brother — there’s just so many more people of color on the show. And it’s just so much more reflective of the world that I live in everyday, which makes me really excited for where we’re headed in the next couple of seasons.

First promotional still of Barry, Iris and Nor…

First promotional still of Barry, Iris and Nora from the Season 5 premiere titled Nora

valeriemperez: grant & candice with tvins…

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grant & candice with tvinsider

[Iris] has changed so much. I’m really happy w…

[Iris] has changed so much. I’m really happy with her evolution. It’s taken some time, but it’s been done in a way where you really appreciate her growth. She was a young woman when we met her, not sure what she wanted to do with her life or who she even wanted to be with and marry. Now, she’s this secure married woman who’s the leader of a team and wants to be a journalist again. Also, she got to be a superhero for an episode. She dons all of these hats. She’s really grown as a woman, and I almost like that more than seeing Iris all put together in Season 1. Me, as a woman, I’m still not all put together. Seeing a woman that’s 100% put together is just so unrealistic. Me, at her age, I just was not. I like seeing her growth. I think it’s been a good thing to watch, over the last four years.

westallenolicitygifs: Q: How does it feel for…

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Q: How does it feel for Barry and Iris to suddenly have a grown daughter in their lives? Is one of you more maternal/paternal than the other?

C: “Iris is definitely more eager and accepting of Nora being there. She just wants to get to know her daughter and spend time with her, and that’s not really reciprocated from Nora.”

G: “But Dad is also apprehensive at first, at least has a wave of skepticism because we have been tricked at the beginning of every season, and this is the beginning of the season… but [Barry and Nora] have a pretty fun relationship right now.”

westallenolicitygifs: Q: What is going on with…

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Q: What is going on with Barry and Iris at home?

westallenolicitygifs: Q: Who has the best smil…

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Q: Who has the best smile on the show?