Grant Gustin Describes Arrow’s Barry Allen As Kind Of An Awkward Fanboy

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flashThe other day we heard Grant Gustin tease his costume in the upcoming season of Arrow. The former Glee! actor also talked about some of his ideas for The Flash and how he loved the time travel stories in the comics. Today another interview from the Pre-Emmy red carpet has hit and Gustin reveals a little more about the Arrow-ized version of Barry Allen.

Speaking with ET Online (via @TheAlexLynch97), Gustin touched on the audition process and how excited he is to get to work on the show. The actor stated that he was surprised there wasn’t a physical aspect to the audition, but he will be doing a little work in the gym and maybe even gaining a little weight to play Barry. As for the way the character will be portrayed, Gustin said that he really related to Barry being a little bit of a fanboy. Before becoming a hero himself, it seems he’ll be a big fan of the vigilante. Gustin said:

I love that the character, himself, is kind of a comic book fanboy and is a fan of Arrow. In the comics he is a fan of The Flash that came before him. I grew up a Superman fan, not necessarily a Flash fan, but I’m becoming a huge Flash fan now and I relate to that. That was my favorite thing during the audition process, the kind of awkwardness and fanboy inside of him that I can relate to.

Gustin begins filming his part in a week and says that he looks “fantastic” in red. The actor may worry some with his awkward fanboy description of Barry Allen, but hopefully he doesn’t come across as the male Felicity Smoak. We have two episodes to see Barry Allen as a forensic scientist and then the third episode will see him gaining his powers. With Gustin scheduled to start filming soon, hopefully we can get some set pics of him in action. What do you think of Gustin‘s comments? Are you excited to see Barry Allen enter the world of Arrow?


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Source : ET Online