In an interview, Grant Gustin talked about portraying the fastest man alive, its pilot episode, love triangles and other scoops abound on the hotly-awaited CW series.
On the love triangle involving Barry, Eddie and Iris (Barry's childhood sweetheart).
Barry doesn't have many friends. Iris is definitely one of the only people who knows everything about Barry — well, she did up until the [particle accelerator] accident. After the accident, Barry really wants to tell her how he feels. When he sees that she's with Eddie, it makes it clearer to Barry how he feels because of how it makes him feel to see her with somebody else.
Gustin stressed that Barry's romantic conflicts will not be a top-priority for him on the series. Instead, his focus is more about keeping Central City safe.
He wants to save the day. He wants to be a hero. He wants to prevent any child from going through what he went through, so he's going to put that on his priority list before his love life. He's not going to get in the middle of anything Iris has going and break her and Eddie up. He's going to watch from the outside for now and hold off on telling her.
Gustin also previewed Felicity's visit on The Flash's territory in episode 4.
Felicity's (Emily Bett Rickards) drop-by in episode four does complicate things for Barry. We left their relationship on a weird note [on Arrow], but she's also in a weird predicament with Oliver where she clearly loves him. Barry and Felicity clearly have a lot in common but I don't know that any of those relationships are going to work out. At the same time, it's not something he can worry himself with too much right now.
The actor also teased the final minutes of the pilot where the mystery about Dr. Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) will be established.
We're going to slowly find out more about Harrison Wells and what the hell is going on there. What the coolest thing about that moment, to me, is they're setting up the fact that the Flashpoint story line [from the comics] could potentially happen — that Speed Force could be an aspect and time travel is potentially a part of the show.
The Flash premieres Tuesday, Oct. 7 on the CW.