PaleyFest 2015 - The Flash Panel
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.
|Carlos Valdes talking to Paul Blackthorne (Arrow) - they hugged right after this picture was taken|
|Jesse L. Martin & Andrew Kreisberg|
I loved that Tom Cavanaugh ran onto the stage, hence the blurry photo I took.
|Tom Cavanaugh running onto the stage|
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.
|Carlos Valdes, Danielle Panabaker, Tom Cavanaugh|
|Tom Cavanaugh having a problem with his microphone - panelists tease him saying he's getting a massage|
|Jesse L. Martin|
|Rick Cosnett and Andrew Kreisberg|
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.
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.
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.