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Flash Interview: Natalie Dreyfuss Talks Sue Dearbon & “Reckless”

Interview with Natalie Dreyfuss who plays Sue Dearbon on The Flash TV series on The CW



Natalie Dreyfuss‘ Sue Dearbon character joins Iris in Coast City for a mission in tonight’s Flash episode “Reckless” as they try to help young Tinya to find her birth mother. The episode airs at 8PM ET/PT on The CW, and to promote it, FlashTVNews’ Craig Byrne spoke with Natalie Dreyfuss herself for some insights on what to expect, as well as what it is like to be a part of the Flash world. Enjoy!

FLASHTVNEWS’ CRAIG BYRNE: Can you talk about Sue’s friendship with Iris and what it’s like to get to work on these stories with Candice Patton?

NATALIE DREYFUSS: It’s been super exciting for me to get to build out this relationship with [Iris]. We assume that they know each other, through me being her landlord and giving her some of my billionaire buildings to work with, but we haven’t really gotten to see that play out on camera, so we got to play with it as the story was unfolding, what our dynamic was going to be. And that was super fun and creative.

Naturally, we have a lovely, easy chemistry, so that translated really well onto the screen, and we were able to find ways to be strong, powerful women next to each other that also have fun and get big things done.

How are iris and Sue trying to help Tinya this week?

I think that this started out as a distraction for Iris and something that I’m always looking at to always looking for stuff to contribute, especially to [help] a young woman in struggle, and I think it turned into a much bigger thing than we expected it to be, and it’ll continue to play out. Er get to see sort of how these two women that have been through a lot can come and be there for a young, struggling woman who’s dealing with some big things.

How does Sue react to all the metahuman powers that are happening around her?

I think in my first season, I’m a spy, and I have my cat burglar suits, and I’ve seen a lot of stuff in my day as Sue… but once I was introduced to Team Flash, there were things that were just continually blowing my mind. I think at this point, I’ve just sort of accepted that there are going to be things that I’ve never seen before happening left and right. And I have been around the world and started to see more and more meta stuff, and that it’s just something that I don’t have, and I don’t understand, but I know that I can contribute in the ways that I’m powerful.

Do you miss wearing the cat burglar suit?

I don’t! It looks great [but] it’s very uncomfortable. I’ve got to be honest. But it is fun to play in the world of her being this heiress that makes a difference in all these philanthropic ways and also is sort of in disguise that she could actually still really take some goons down if needed, even in heels.

How does it feel to have taken this character from the comics to places beyond what we ever saw from her in the comic books?

It’s really empowering to be able to step into a role that was originally meant to be a sort of side character and bring that to life in the way that she has so much of her own power and her own story. We wanted to have her be her own, fleshed out, full story and full character. It feels really good to be able to play that, and bring life to a strong female on screen.

Are you going to be back for a while?

You will have to tune in and see! But I what I will say is that any time I can be there – any time I can be a part of Team Flash, it’s just the best day. It really means a lot to me.

Is there a storyline you’d love to see with Sue on the show?

I mean, we’ve gotten to take it in so many directions now. We’ve seen her take down a bunch of goons. We’ve seen her come to the rescue with Allegra, and help her live her full potential. We’ve seen her in her billionaire heiress life and philanthropic ways. And now building this sort of detective duo with Iris, I feel like I’ve gotten to stretch with her so much. I’m pretty open to whatever they want to do next with me. I really do love working with Grant and being able to be around the Speedster. So it would be fun to play out some more episodes with him.

What would you like to say to the fans who will hopefully be tuning in tonight?

I just want to say thank you to the fans, because this job really does mean the world to me. It’s been a tough time, and it’s really been the anchor of my life to make something fun and entertaining, and bring myself, and my energy ,and my goofiness, and my heart to this. So, thank you for watching!

See some preview images for “Reckless” here at FlashTVNews!

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The Flash: Speaking With Tom Cavanagh Before Tonight’s Finale

Tom Cavanagh discusses his return as the Reverse Flash in the series finale of the Flash airing March 24



Tom Cavanagh was a part of The Flash from the start, first playing Harrison Wells-but-actually-the Reverse Flash, and then giving us a myriad of Wells throughout the multiverse. He’s also proven himself to be a fantastic director, helming multiple episodes of The Flash as well as fellow CW superhero staple Superman & Lois. Tonight, he’s back in front of the camera, playing Barry’s arch enemy once again.

FlashTVNews spoke with Tom Cavanagh in the days leading to tonight’s finale, and here are some highlights of that conversation:

How did it feel to be back? “I think the emotions are probably very different for somebody like myself or Carlos Valdes who decided to leave after Season 6; myself with the knowledge that [I have] this parachute of the fact that I play the Reverse Flash and he’s gonna come in every four or five months and blow up Central City and try and kill the Flash. It was a tremendous situation for me, because that’s exactly how it played out. I got to come back, and see my friends, and put on the suit, and enjoy that. It was just a grand circumstance anytime out to see the crew and the cast and put on that suit.”

On the importance of bringing the Reverse Flash back for the series finale: “It was understood that when we got to the series finale, that we have to include the Joker to the Batman; or in this case, Reverse Flash to The Flash.”

Would he like to play Reverse Flash again? “Reverse Flash, for me, was just a joy to play, as an antagonist or arch-enemy. There’s charisma to that character, and I delighted in. I would suit up again in a heartbeat.”

Cavanagh has pitch for a return on a possible Reverse Flash spinoff project. “Here’s my pitch: What if Reverse Flash, with all his villainy, fell for a civilian and then suddenly that complicated his agenda? Where would he go with his paramour, and how would it affect him? Would he then be able to carry through on his designs of destroying Barry? The reason we didn’t do that on The Flash was because you’d need to call that show Reverse Flash. We’ve got The Flash, which I wholeheartedly support. That being said, I think there’s room in the multiverse now that The Flash is over for us to explore that. And so, that’s my pitch for a Reverse Flash spinoff.”

Is Eobard afraid of any of the other speedsters? “Heck no, and that will be readily apparent in the finale.”

Was it fun to play Eobard insulting Eddie and Hunter Zolomon in the finale? “Poor Teddy Sears. Poor Rick Cosnett. Grand humans, all. And then, they roll on camera and it’s just, like, me taking shots. Teddy would quote them back to me a month later and I’d ask ‘who said that?’ ‘You said it!’ It’s so fast and furious, that I can’t keep track sometimes. I have to say, there’s one descriptor for those guys: It’s ‘tolerant’.”

Any final words for the fans who have followed the series for nine years? “I think it’s great that you bring that up, because often times, when a show has run a long time, a lot of the concentration is on the people who are the face of the show on camera, but off camera is the audience. They are the reason we were even given these nine years. It’s never lost on me. I remember [Superman & Lois and former Flash showrunner] Todd Helbing saying this: ‘These people invite us into their homes for an hour a week, and it is such a privilege and a responsibility. We want to let them know that we don’t take it lightly.’ That would be the message that I would like to basically parrot. Certainly, we’re grateful for the audience showing up week after week, which gave us those nine years. And even though I’m sure we didn’t always succeed story wise, it’s important for us to let the audience know that it was not from lack of trying. We understood that they were the reason we were there, and we were always doing our best to try to tell stories that they would enjoy, and keep coming back.”

The Flash series finale airs tonight on The CW.

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Flashback: Revisiting Our Earliest Flash Cast Interviews

FlashTVNews revisits our earliest interviews with the cast of The Flash.



The final episode of The Flash airs tonight (May 24) at 8PM ET/PT on The CW… and we’re feeling pretty retrospective right now. Sure, we have a new interview with Tom Cavanagh that will be posted this afternoon, but beyond that, we’re thinking about the long run that got us here.

FlashTVNews had the opportunity over the years to interview almost every series regular in the show’s 9-season run, at one time or another. Whether it was at a Comic-Con, a carpet for a crossover, or the very first Flash appearance at the Television Critics Association press tour… we were there. Below you can find some of those interviews, starting from the TCA Press Tour and moving down the list. Sadly, we never did get to do video with such folks as Brandon McKnight, Jon Cor, or Kayla Compton… but if you want to see how the cast was talking about the show in the early days, this may be a treat for you. And again, the series finale “A New World, Part Four” airs tonight at 8PM ET/PT.

Candice Patton (Iris West):


Jesse L. Martin (Joe West):


Tom Cavanagh (Eobard Thawne/Various Wells):


Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon):


Rick Cosnett (Eddie Thawne):


Grant Gustin (Barry Allen… the fastest man alive!):


Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow):


John Wesley Shipp (Daddy Flash):


Teddy Sears (Zoom/Jay Garrick/Hunter Zolomon):


Jessica Parker Kennedy (Nora West-Allen):


Keiynan Lonsdale (Wally West):


Danielle Nicolet (The Seal Cecile Horton/Virtue):


Michelle Harrison (Nora WHY DID I SAY THAT NAME):


Patrick Sabongui (Captain Singh):

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The Flash: Eric Wallace Would Be Open To Continuing The Story

Flash Showrunner Eric Wallace discusses the possibility of Flash audio adventures after the series is done.



Could there be a continuation of The Flash after Wednesday’s final episode? It’s possible.

Before he landed on The Flash, Showrunner Eric Wallace had been involved with Big Finish Productions’ audio continuations of the classic gothic TV soap Dark Shadows, having written or co-written three stories for the studio. Stories like the ones told by Big Finish can keep a franchise alive – they were the leading source of new Doctor Who stories during the “wilderness years” between the 1996 Paul McGann TV movie and Christopher Eccleston’s debut in 2005’s “Rose.”

When we spoke with Eric Wallace prior to the launch of The Flash Season 9 earlier this year (well before the current writers’ strike), we asked him if he’d have any interest in writing Flash audio adventures one day, and in addition, which character from Dark Shadows lore he would “borrow” to meet Team Flash if he ever could, a very nerdy question that might only be understood by a fraction of the audience reading this website.

“Yes, I would love to,” he confirmed. “Not immediately.. give me a year off, I need a break… but I would love to write a Flash audio adventure at some point in the future, to tell the stories that I wasn’t able to tell during this particular moment.”

As for the second part of the question, asked only for fun? “I already know what the answer is, but I’m gonna qualify it: I would want to bring over Barnabas Collins, but I think the more appropriate character to come on to this show is Quentin, because Quentin is a man out of time, much moreso than Barnabas is. Barnabas was locked in a coffin and then woke up after 200 years and is dealing with past baggage, so obviously, he would have a lot to talk about with Barry Allen. But Quentin is a man of the past who was thrust into modern times, and actually starts to adjust, but a curse follows him, so he can’t ever have a future, so seems to me that there’s a definite story between Quentin and Iris, right there.”

And that’s not all: “Having said that, Julia [Dr. Julia Hoffman] and Reverend Trask are my next two favorites. I have to sneak them in too somehow,” he said, making us wonder why we never managed to get the actors David Selby or Jerry Lacy on The Flash TV show as Max Mercury or a character in that vein.

In the months since this interview was conducted, Grant Gustin has also addressed his Flash future beyond May 24:

“I think regardless of if I put the suit on again or not – and I love this – I’ll be associated with this character for the rest of my life, so if anybody wants to call me about The Flash, I will take the phone call and hear them out,” Grant said in a recent interview with EW.

Maybe this means May 24 won’t be the end after all…

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