THE FLASH: Keiynan Lonsdale Talks About Playing Wally West

Let’s be honest; from the moment the CW started talking about the Flash joining the DC/CW-Universe, the Wally West question has been right up there in terms of popularity with “Will it connect with the movies?” With Keiynan Lonsdale set to join the cast we’re starting to get some answers for those questions.  As a fan of the show, Lonsdale is getting some of those answers himself and sharing them The Wrap.

The Australian born actor is a relative newcomer and has recently wrapped up filming his role in Allegiant, the conclusion of the Divergent film series.  With Allegiant completed he’s free to join the cast as a series regular for season two, Lonsdale says he starts filming his part on Flash in October.  Lonsdale told the interviewer that he originally auditioned for another show set in the “same universe” (safe to assume Arrow or Legends of Tomorrow) a few weeks later he was told he did not get that part but they did want him to audition for Wall West.  He told them, “Oh that’s crazy, I’ve just been watching the whole season.”  He then met with Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg before auditioning for the part.

He told The Wrap that the only cast member he’s met thus far was Candice Patton as part of the audition process and that she was a lot of fun.  He also said that he does not have very much information on what Wally West’s role in season two will be though he believes he will have more information soon.

With Lonsdale not filming until October it could be that he will be introduced either late in the first half or early in the second half of Season Two.  Considering that the first half of season two of The Flash will have a lot to deal with (Jay Garrick, Kendra Saunders, prep for Legends of Tomorrow) it’s probably for the best to wait so that Wally’s entrance into the story can have the weight it’s due.

Wally West joins the cast when The Flash returns to the CW October 6th

Source - The Wrap

The Flash airs on the CW, Tuesdays at 8E and is available streaming.

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