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SDCC 2017: The Flash – Keiynan Lonsdale Interview


by Matt Sernaker, Managing Editor

The Flash is speeding back into our lives with the Season Four premiere, and ComicsOnline is the place to be for new interviews with the cast and crew! Next up is our roundtable with Keiynan Lonsdale, who discussed Wally’s role moving into the new season. How does Wally handle Barry’s absence? Check out our interview below for details:

ComicsOnline: Can you tell us about how the team dynamic is shifting and how Wally is doing with becoming the only Flash in the city?

Keiynan Lonsdale: Someone was asking if he was taking the lead, but I don’t think anyone has really taken the lead. They’ve established that if they want to make this machine work that they needed to establish their individual parts and make them come together. I think that’s what they’ve done and Wally seems to have found his place and is the only Flash, but not the only superhero. It’s been pretty fun to play that dynamic, and amongst that is the loss of someone so crucial to the team that they can only do what they can do.

CO: Since Wally was also trapped in the speed force at one point (last season) is he going to be able to help Barry get through the repercussions of what goes on in there?

KL: Hopefully. I’m sure that is something that they would discuss. I think that the speed force is such a mystery. I think that Wally’s experience would be totally different to Barry’s. If Barry or Wally went in again, it would again be totally different. I don’t know its something that we can totally fathom or understand but they will always have support for each other and that’s what’s important

CO: Do you think Barry being gone is something that Wally needed in a way? Finding his own way to do things and his specific role with the team.

KL: I think that its that saying that “Everything happens for a reason”. I believe that in the world of our show, if a situation comes about (good or bad) it was meant to happen and that people would grow from that. Wally’s definitely learning so much about himself and is able to become more confident without being so cocky. He was cocky when he was getting his powers and in general, but that was because of his insecurity. Now I think the confidence comes from knowing himself more.

CO: Can you discuss Wally’s relationship with Jessie Quick moving into the new season?

I think it will be different and difficult. That’s all I’ve got (laughs).

Special thanks to Keiynan Lonsdale for his time at SDCC 2017.
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(Managing Editor/Director of Media Relations) Matt interviewed MacGyver once (true story), and was invited on a submarine to the Arctic. It hasn't happened yet, but Matt hopes that some day he will get the call and he and Richard Dean Anderson will go off and have a wacky adventure.

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