Iris West Audition Tape For THE FLASH TV Show

A young actress, Abigail Wake, posted her audition for the role of Iris West in CW's Arrow-spinoff, The Flash. Is she a serious contender for the role? Probably not, but more importantly, her video may contain actual dialogue from the pilot episode.

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By nailbiter111 - 1/5/2014


IRIS - 22-28 - African-American - As smart as she is beautiful, Iris is in grad school studying psychology. She's also Barry's mile a minute, fast-talking, quick-witted best friend. Her father, Detective West, took in Barry when his mother was murdered, and his father was wrongly accused and imprisoned for her murder. In a tough childhood for Barry, she was the one "not tough" thing. She's unaware of Barry's strong feelings for her.
Source: FlashTVNews
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Kurne - 1/5/2014, 1:13 PM
.... I've read the editorial and all, but...
BlackCondor - 1/5/2014, 1:17 PM
Next!
Desrow - 1/5/2014, 1:19 PM
I didn't know Nomis make an audition for Iris West damn
Praetorian - 1/5/2014, 1:20 PM
That would mean that Wally West would be black. Not a huge deal but just the red hair is for me kinda his trademark
Gyasiman - 1/5/2014, 1:22 PM
So definitely a blsck Iris West? Hmmmmm.
AshleyWilliams - 1/5/2014, 1:23 PM
Good for her.

Wally doesn't have to be black, he's her nephew.
AnthonyLantern - 1/5/2014, 1:23 PM
um......no
Alphadog - 1/5/2014, 1:26 PM
I'm really confused with the fact that I don't mind Iris West being black that much. I'm not saying I want her to be but it's not that big of a problem to me. I also kinda like the relationship that they're going for between her and Flash. This actress seems fine, nothing made me love her but i don't have any complaiint. I would be okay if she was Iris West.
soforizo - 1/5/2014, 1:26 PM
This bitch is worst than the Laurel actress. So... NOOO! The AA chicks in Arrow's season 1 were way hotter than this, so I hope this tape got found in the trash can behind Arrow's casting studio.
soforizo - 1/5/2014, 1:28 PM
@batz

LMAO!!!!!
McNyagano - 1/5/2014, 1:28 PM
Ummmmmmm................
Reni - 1/5/2014, 1:28 PM
Girl looks high on thumbnail
MrDonut - 1/5/2014, 1:29 PM
I don't mind her being black, besides Wally could be mixeraced for all we know, either way decent audition but need to see more. Personally speaking though, if they go with a black Iris I like Nicole Beharie for it, but doubt she'd be able to do it cos of Sleepy Hollow.
DreadlockedPoseidon - 1/5/2014, 1:29 PM
Not necessarily...treading very lightly so as to not offend anyone she is not exactly the darkest of black. Wally would be her nephew right? So if one parent was her colour & the other was pasty white with strong ginger hair it would be possible though extremely unlikely (red hair is a recessive trait & the darker hair colours are far more dominant). Not impossible to still have a ginger Wally but certainly unlikely. His mother would have to be Scotish :P
marvel72 - 1/5/2014, 1:30 PM
well we've just had editorial about this,if this is the case wouldn't the flash be black?

white characters white actors,black characters black actors....

simple!
IUsedToBeThecase - 1/5/2014, 1:30 PM
LoL @Batz.

black haired Barry, non red hair wally.
Hope they know what they are doing.
ahhmynuts - 1/5/2014, 1:33 PM
dont find her attractive one bit
ahhmynuts - 1/5/2014, 1:36 PM
as for the story i trust the tweaks they make will be for the better. his origin is a little bland as green arrow's is so even though it wont "true" to the comics itll still be a good show if they approach each episode arrow does. pedal to the metal you have a whole universe of characters and stories to use. dont hold back
ItsATrap - 1/5/2014, 1:37 PM
shes's definitely better in the "buddy buddy, friendzoned" scene than in the more dramatic one. don't think she'll get the part, but i like the vibe they're going for with her (assuming this was from the script)
rorywilliams - 1/5/2014, 1:37 PM
Not bad. never seen her in anything but the reading was pretty good.

LOL This did however make me remember that stupid-ass editorial last night about not race-changing characters. :p
McNyagano - 1/5/2014, 1:39 PM
@Batz

CrimsonDynamo - 1/5/2014, 1:39 PM
too many racist clowns on this site.
MrCBM56 - 1/5/2014, 1:41 PM
Why people making fun of Nomis sister? Show some respect.
JatevinM - 1/5/2014, 1:41 PM
I swear you people are more worried about the color of characters hair than the way the character will actually be portrayed.
Hemsey - 1/5/2014, 1:44 PM
WTF is this hair ? Next plz...
soforizo - 1/5/2014, 1:45 PM
@Crimson

Yes there are some, like in every city on Earth. But everyone who doesn't like her or find her attractive isn't because they're racist.
Arrowhead77 - 1/5/2014, 1:52 PM
Nice find Nail, once again! Keep up the good work!
JDUKE25 - 1/5/2014, 1:52 PM
You're a racist if you want the character to look like they do in the comics!!!!!!



JDUKE25 - 1/5/2014, 1:54 PM
But seriously, she's terrible. No joke.
GliderMan - 1/5/2014, 1:56 PM
Meh.
sanyaya - 1/5/2014, 1:56 PM
NO [frick]ING NO
Kurne - 1/5/2014, 1:57 PM
@JDUKE25

"But seriously, she's terrible. No joke."

Then she'll look just fine next to Grant Gustin.
Kurne - 1/5/2014, 2:00 PM
IN ALL seriousness, they should cast some well-known actors (not from The CW). They've already cast Gustin which makes them look like they're trying to create the new "teen sensation" superhero... They should get some big names too.
sanyaya - 1/5/2014, 2:02 PM
marvel72 well we've just had editorial about this,if this is the case wouldn't the flash be black?

white characters white actors,black characters black actors....

simple!
sanyaya - 1/5/2014, 2:03 PM
lmfao you [frick]ing racist clown
MsDarkPhoenix - 1/5/2014, 2:07 PM
She desperately needs a hairbrush, I hope Santa gave her one.
PunPun - 1/5/2014, 2:09 PM
If she was auditioning for a KFC employee or barber I'd be impressed.
Optimus83 - 1/5/2014, 2:12 PM
Black Family West. ...is a Joke???
JDUKE25 - 1/5/2014, 2:12 PM
Can't find anything about her on the web.
QuestiontheAnswer - 1/5/2014, 2:12 PM
Well at least we've got Constamtine.
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