'The Flash': Grant Gustin was quite convinced he wouldn't get the role of Barry Allen in the Arrowverse series
'The Flash' Season 6 marks the fact that Grant Gustin has played the titular character for six installments since 2014
'The Flash' Season 6 marks the fact that Grant Gustin has played the titular character for six installments since 2014. Barry Allen is now a name that is synonymous with Gustin as the Arrowverse kickstarted'The Flash' and the actor has been a fan-favorite ever since.
In an interesting piece of news, Gustin revealed that he didn't believe he landed the role. Talking to the 'Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum podcast', Gustin said he was surely convinced he wouldn't get the part and he didn't want to go to the audition.
"Even when I got the audition I didn't want to go because I was like I'm not going to get it and I get a lot of audition anxiety and you know if I don't want to waste my time or their time," Gustin explained. "The breakdown was even like 20, the mid-20s to early 30s or mid-20s to early to mid-30s and, again, I was like 23 and looked like I was 19 maybe and I didn't want to go to the audition at all because I thought it was so irrational to think that I could book it."
However, Gustin did end up with the role. And since then, he's been an integral part of the Arrowverse. Last year, there was heavy speculation among fans whether Barry Allen would die in the mega-crossover, 'Crisis on Infinite Earths', and Gustin himself had teased an imminent death to the character. Season 6 of 'The Flash' was split into two phases where the pre-'Crisis' stage was about Barry battling Bloodwork and prepping his team for a life without the Flash.
The post 'Crisis' stage introduced Black Hole and Eva McCulloch (Efrat Dor) as the main threat and the current storyline deals with Barry trying to create an artificial Speed Force to regain his powers while also attempting to thwart the threats. But coming back to the part about Gustin being Flash, it's safe to say, it's almost impossible to picture anyone else as the Scarlet Speedster.
'The Flash' will be returning on May 5, 8 pm on The CW.