About a year ago I started watching the CW’s Arrow, a TV show based on the superhero Green Arrow by DC Comics. DC Comics and I go way back — once I knew Batman existed, they basically owned my heart. Over the years I developed a curiosity towards comic books, but it wasn’t until last year that I started getting into them.
About three years ago, a friend of mine named Amy introduced me to this guy named Grant Gustin — actor, singer, Instagram and Twitter lover. He starred in Glee at the time (a show I only randomly watched), but Amy was convinced that Grant was going to make it big. We watched Glee, we stayed up till 5am to watch the premiere of Lifetime’s A Mother’s Nightmare, where Grant starred opposite 90210’s Jessica Lowndes (Grant actually had a role in 90210 as well, just throwing that out there) and well — I was convinced too. Grant was going to make it big. When casting for a TV show about The Flash began, we jokingly said, “Wouldn’t it be great if Grant became Barry Allen?”
Next week, CW’s The Flash premières and Grant Gustin is Barry Allen.