It’s not enough to make a black woman a female lead of your show, you then have to write for that character, you have to make sure there are hair and makeup artists who know how to do black hair and makeup. You have to have producers who understand the black experience in Hollywood. I feel less afraid every day. I think the way the tide is turned, I’m less afraid to get on set and have conversations about whatever — about the things that I need as a woman, or equal pay or whatever it is. I feel less afraid because I know there are other women and other men who get the shift that’s happening and will have my back.
There was a fun moment between us at Jitters, where Iris is just so desperate to try to relate to her daughter. She’s trying to pretend like she gets it — she wants this connection so badly — but Nora is just not interested, based on things that are happening in the future. I always worried, ‘I hope this doesn’t continue over the course of the entire season,’ because I don’t think fans want to see Nora and Iris at odds for too long. Thankfully, it won’t be that way for very long. We’ve got a couple of episodes where Iris and Nora are finding their way, and then we see them kind of reconcile and get on a really great path. [Iris will be] constantly doing things to reach out [to Nora]. She’s that parent that’s like, ‘What can I do? I just want you to like me and for us to have a good relationship.’
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!
Like dark matter for the space time continuum.
Nora + being a huge spoiler