Monday, March 16, 2015

The Flash Panel - PaleyFest 2015

PaleyFest 2015 - The Flash Panel
Dolby Theatre
March 14, 2015


Cast and producers of The Flash

The Flash and Arrow PaleyFest panels were on the same ticket, but the shows were presented separately so that’s how I’m going to post them.  For a recap of the cast and creators working the press line, see my recap of the Arrow panel.

Danielle Panabaker doing press before the panel


Carlos Valdes talking to Paul Blackthorne (Arrow) - they hugged right after this picture was taken


Jesse L. Martin and Andrew Kreisberg doing press
Jesse L. Martin & Andrew Kreisberg




Grant Gustin doing interviews before the panel
Grant Gustin


I loved that Tom Cavanaugh ran onto the stage, hence the blurry photo I took.

Tom Cavanaugh running across the stage
Tom Cavanaugh running onto the stage

Danielle Panabaker arriving on stage
Daneille Panabaker


Grant Gustin arriving on stage
Grant Gustin

I love that Aisha Tyler is a huge fan of these shows, which is apparent when she kept referring to Tom Cavanaugh’s Dr. Harrison Wells as being a dick.  He was surprised by how much she knew about the show and his character with the first question she posed to him and said as much.

Tom Cavanaugh
Tom Cavanaugh


Greg Berlanti
Greg Berlanti


Grant Gustin and Jesse L. Martin laughing


Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, and Tom Cavanaugh
Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanaugh


Tom Cavanaugh


Tom Cavanaugh


Tom Cavanaugh and Grant Gustin


Grant Gustin laughing
Grant Gustin


Grant Gustin
Grant Gustin


Tom Cavanaugh having a problem with his microphone - panelists tease him saying he's getting a massage




Candice Patton
Candice Patton


Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton


Carlos Valdes
Carlos Valdes









Jesse L. Martin
Jesse L. Martin


Rick Cosnett and Andrew Kreisberg
Rick Cosnett and Andrew Kreisberg


Rick Cosnett
Rick Cosnett




The top 3 moments of The Flash panel were (in no particular order):
1: Candice Patton responding to a question about how she’s the only character who doesn’t know about metahumans and how her dad and Barry have been lying to her about the Flash’s existence.  Part of her response is how “the two most important men in her life have been lying to her” and Rick Cosnett who plays Iris’ boyfriend, Eddie Thawne  was just “what?!”  Then, he and producer Andrew Kreisberg switched seats. Candice looks at Jesse L. Martin (Iris’ dad, Detective Joe Allen) and asks for “daddy’s help” to get her out of this.  She manages to salvage everything by saying the two men she grew up with lied to her.  At this, Rick and Andrew switched back to their original seats.







Rick Cosnett and Andrew Kreisberg switch seats due to Candice Patton's answer to a question






Daddy, help!






2: An audience member near where I was seated mentions that he’s also called the fastest man on earth, but not because he runs fast.  The laughter in the building was deafening.  Grant’s reaction was hilarious and he stood as did the rest of the panel and gave the guy a standing ovation.  



The cast and producers give a fan a standing ovation


3: A young boy (Twitter: @KidCoulson) was chosen (there was another who was seated in the last row in the Parterre section who Jesse L. Martin said needed to ask a question prior to this little boy) to ask a question, and all he did was recite the show’s opening speech.  As soon as he said, “My name is Barry Allen” the place erupted in applause and cheers, then we quieted down so he could continue.  He recited the entire speech by heart and the panel stood and gave him a standing ovation.  When they sat back down, Grant said that he didn’t know that by heart. 





I went up to the stage after the initial rush and took some close-up photos of the cast.  

Aisha Tyler signing for fans
Aisha Tyler


Tom Cavanaugh signing for fans
Tom Cavanaugh


Candice Patton
Candice Patton


Rick Cosnett
Rick Cosnett


Grant Gustin
Grant Gustin


Rick Cosnett signing for fans
Rick Cosnett


Danielle Panabaker
Danielle Panabaker


Carlos Valdes
Carlos Valdes


Candice Patton
Candice Patton


Grant Gustin taking a selfie with a fan
Grant Gustin
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