Andrew Kreisberg On Casting Grant Gustin As THE FLASH On ARROW
Andrew Kreisberg - Executive Producer and Writer of Arrow - talks about how he, Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti cast Glee star Grant Gustin as Barry Allen on the show and how they'll fine-tune the pilot script for him...
Talking during Arrow set visits in Vancouver this week, this one interview (via KSiteTV/FlashTVNews) talks with Kreisberg about writing the role of Barry Allen, saying that “With Arrow, we wrote [the role] without anybody in mind, this time, as we were writing these episodes, we cast Grant in the middle of it.”. While also talking about the casting process, he also says how after the team met with several actors, the writers all started created the character around Grant Gustin's performance, saying “We met with a lot of other really talented people. Not just talented, but good guys, and it was funny, because as each of us – Geoff [Johns] and Greg [Berlanti] and I — were working on individual scenes, we all sort of came together and said ‘we’re all writing Grant.’ It was just him.”
Kreisberg also mentions that since they now know who is playing Barry Allen, they can fine tune the pilot of The Flash series (Episode 20 of Arrow) towards what they see from Grant Gustin this week on set, saying “That was different, because now when we go into writing the actual pilot in Episode 20, we already have our guy, and we’ve already seen him on the screen, so hopefully we’ll actually literally be able to look at things and learn.”
You can read the rest of the interview on FlashTVNews.
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