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CB: How are you finding the fandom so far? Many of our readers objected very strongly to a non-white Iris at first, only to back off when they saw the pilot and how well you worked with Gustin.
CANDICE PATTON: Yeah, how amazing is that? But that’s the thing — that’s what I was hoping for. Iris is not her ethnicity; she’s just not. I know comic book fans have an attachment to these characters and I get it: when you love something so much you kind of want everything to be the way you imagined it. But what I love about Iris and what drew me to her isn’t her skin color; it’s her heart and her lightness and she’s the girl next door and she’s fun-loving and I think everyone wants that in their life [more]
candice patton in the nintendo lounge on the tv guide yatch [7.26.14]
Do you feel like those kind of old-fashioned ideas about race are slowly changing?
"Yeah, it’s amazing. Ten years ago, I probably wouldn’t even be allowed in the room for this cahracter. I think fans want to see themselves represented on TV and I think comic book fans want to see themselves represented in comic books and so for me to even be a part of the shift and the change in that, it’s awesome. I know when I booked the role, Andrew told me, "So don’t read the comments section. Stay off the Internet for a couple of days," but mostly it’s been supportive. It’s an interesting thing. I would be silly to say that racial issues are not still prevalent in the world — they are. But like you said, I think five minutes into watching the show, it’s so irrelevant and that’s what counts and more TV should embrace that and more networks should embrace the fact that it’s about the story and race at the end of the day, it’s really irrelevant."
Candice Patton from http://comicbook.com/blog/2014/07/28/the-flashs-candice-patton-its-about-the-story-and-race-is-irrele/ (via ravamy) —
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I don’t think I’ll be able to handle it if Su is evil, just because all I’m imagining is Lin being the one to find out about it and being absolutely devastated…
favorite response to some dude saying the Wonder Woman costume isn’t sexy enough on Facebook (via agentturner) —