Candice Patton Talks About The Importance of Barry And Iris’ Interracial Relationship on 'The Flash'

Candice Patton Talks About The Importance of Barry And Iris’ Interracial Relationship on 'The Flash'

Whether you realise this or not, the interracial relationship between Barry Allen and Iris West on The Flash is really important.

In a new interview with Nerdist, star Candice Patton opened up about how having WestAllen be interracial is one of the things she’s most proud of on the show.

“I love that we have an interracial relationship on the show, and that it’s not questioned, and that it’s healthy and normal, and functional,” she says.

Candice adds, “The great thing about our show is how diverse we are with our casting [and] storylines, and it’s a show I wish I had when I was younger to be quite honest.”

“Seeing that kind of diversity [would have been important to me]. I like watching shows where I’m like, ‘Oh, this looks like my grocery store.’ You know, it’s diverse. I see different types of people and all different types of love.”

In an earlier interview, Candice emphasized the importance saying that it’s something that will “becomes normal and less fearful for people who haven’t seen interracial couples in their own neighborhoods and communities.”

“People see Iris and Barry and say, ‘Oh they’re just like us…a normal relationship.’ Having diverse storylines in general across film and TV impacts communities and [deep-rooted] mindsets.”

The Flash airs Tuesdays on The CW.

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  • Reilly

    I used to love Iris but this season she’s been really annoying and it’s like they gave her a personality transplant.

  • Greg Ray

    OMG it’s on almost every TV show and Movies on NCIS LA when i saw Deeks mom with her lover i knew the end is near.

  • Brooke Lily

    Love Barry and Iris!

>>>>>>> staging1