Way back in October when The Flash‘s pilot episode aired, I noted that in casting Grant Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster the show had found “the best pairing of actor and superhero since Robert Downey Jr. first donned the armor of Tony Stark.” I stand by these words today, just a day before the first season finale airs (tomorrow, May 19th, at 8/7c on CW). Of course it’s easy to do so, having witnessed this extraordinary maiden year, in which we saw police scientist Barry Allen become Central City’s champion, using his metahuman powers to thwart evil at every turn and finally apprehend the man who murdered his mother. It’s also easy to root for Gustin because he’s a helluva nice guy. Having interviewed him a handful of times over the last year, I’ve found him to be never less than completely grateful for the opportunity he’s received, and incredibly thankful to fans for their support of the show. But don’t take my word for it. Gustin’s just penned his own heartfelt thank-you letter to Flash viewers and everyone who works on the show and posted it on his Facebook page for all the world to see…
It’s happening, guys. The finale is finally here. THIS TUESDAY. It was a long, emotional season and it’s all about to come to an end. Well, there will be some closure at least. It is the season finale of The Flash after all.. it can’t be ALL sunshine and smiles. You’ll just have to come back for season 2.
Check out the trailer if you please. I do suppose it could be considered SOMEWHAT spoilery. As usual though, it does not reallyyyyyy give away any of the big reveals..
AGAIN, I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for tuning in to our show all season and making it the hit that it has become. Every time I stop and think about the fact that I get to play The Flash and Barry Allen and there are people out there that love our show… I can’t even fully explain it to be honest. It almost feels like I’m watching it happen to someone else at times. I will always feel grateful for getting to do what I love to do and now I have all of you to thank for helping me get to do that, AND on what I think is a ground breaking show led by geniuses Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns. I really believe they are the perfect people to be bringing this iconic character to life. They love this character & they’re incredibly passionate about getting him right. They’re also pretty okay guys and I love working with them. I feel incredibly lucky.
I also feel very lucky to get to work with the cast & crew every single day on this show. We have spent some lonnnggggg days & nights together and we all know how challenging it was to make every single one of the 23 episodes we made this season. I have so much respect for every person I got to work with on this first season. It was no joke.
I especially love our cast. Jesse, Tom, Candice, Danielle, Los & Pretty Ricky. The “we moved to Canada to make this tv show” group. I love you all. You inspire me every day and getting to work with you is a dream. Our show doesn’t accidentally rock. It’s because you all bust your butts because you want to and it’s fun. I can’t wait to start season 2 with you.
I can’t not mention awesome cast members John Wesley Shipp, Patrick Sabongui, Robbie Amell, Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, Brandon Routh, Paul Blackthorne, Katie Cassidy, Wentworth Miller, Dom Purcell, Victor Garber, Liam McIntyre, Malese Jow, Clancy Brown, Michelle Harrison, Logan Williams, Greg Finley, Chad Rook, Nicholas Gonzalez, Andy Mientus, Emily Kinney, Paul Anthony, Anthony Carrigan, Dani Nicolet, Britne Oldford, Micah Parker, Devon Graye, Chase Masterson, Doug Jones, Peyton List, Kelly Frye, Roger Howarth, Michael Smith, Matt Letscher, Michael Reventar, Amanda Pays, Isabella Hofmann, Jeremy Schuetze, Robert Knepper, Vito D’Ambrosio, Al Sapienza, David Ramsey, William Sadler & Mark Hamill. I realize that’s a long list of people, but for me being relatively “new” to the business and having never been a regular a show before, getting to work with all of those actors and watching them help bring our show to life always made it feel like that much more of an authentic world to me. Those are some heavy hitters and bad ass actors on that list. SO i guesses I should also thank David Rapaport for bringing all of them to us and for jump starting this opportunity for me as well.
I apologize for the ramble.
Thank you for putting up with it if you made it through all of my poor grammar and absurd train of thought.
Point is…thank you & watch the season finale please.
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