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We’ll get into that sooner than later. I think fans will be relieved to know that Barry doesn’t hold onto that information for too much longer. No more secrets on The Flash!

We’ll get into that sooner than later. I think fans will be relieved to know that Barry doesn’t hold onto that information for too much longer. No more secrets on The Flash!

It’s really hard…It’s really hard [for Iris] to see Nora idolize her father, while wanting to spend every waking moment with her…it’s a point of contention for her and Barry. She feels a little jealous, but at the same time really confused, and yet also happy for Barry, so…

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.

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.

[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.

Iris doesn’t have superpowers but I think she shares a similar sentiment with Barry and Team Flash, that all of our lives are in service of the city and the world. We all do our own part in whatever way we can to help the city and help the world. So, I don’t think it’s a far stretch for Iris to support him in doing that. I think, you know, that’s just what comes with the territory in dating a superhero – is that, they’re not always gonna be there, and they have to run off in the danger. And it’ll be interesting to see how she deals with having two family members that put themselves in danger constantly.

This season’s gonna be a big one for Iris, dealing with the idea of motherhood, something we haven’t really seen her do [before]. And the fact that she didn’t have a mother in her life, and that fear of feeling like, is she a good mother to Nora in the future? I think she has a fear there since Nora and her are not connecting. That maybe, her future as a mother is not a good one and she’s just like her mother [Francine]. So that’s something she’s gonna have to contend with this season.

It’s kinda hard for Barry, because he’s always wanted a family, he’s always wanted a kid [with Iris], and now getting her like this, he almost feels like he’s having another thing stolen from him, like his life. None of it’s gotten to be normal, like his mom was killed because of his powers. He grew up with his dad in prison because of his powers and time travel. And now, he doesn’t even get to meet his daughter the normal way. He meets her [in her] mid-twenties, and feels like, ‘Are we gonna miss out on hearing her heartbeat for sonogram, seeing her first smile?’ Like, what does this take away from him, you know. We’ll see him deal with it in stages, but it is kinda tough and weird for him at first because he does feel like he’s been robbed of a lot. And this is a gift, but at the same time it’s like, what is this gonna effect? How will this affect the future?

Yes, she will. Finally. Season 5, it’s happening. I don’t know the depths of it, or how we’re gonna work it into the story, but that’s what I’ve been told. So I’m gonna say that out loud, in every interview – so they have to do it.