Those of you who watch will recall that last season was not a good one for CP fans. Her character, Iris West, was sidelined most of the year due to the fact that her father Joe West insisted she be kept in the dark about the secret identity of the titular super hero to “protect her.” (Yeah, ’cause that always works. Sorry kids, I read comic books and watch TV, I know how that goes.)
Anyway Iris proved to be the smartest person on the show since she figured out ON HER OWN that Meta humans were created when Star Labs blew up. She also figured out her best friend Barry Allen wasthe Flash. After that, she got a few minutes of awesome, but for the most part Iris, the love interest to the hero (They are married in the comic books) was left out of the action.
So speaking as fan of Candice and Iris, this was a good read. it sounds like she is at least going to part of the team and some more to do:
How does it feel to finally be an official part of Team Flash after a season spent in the dark about Barry’s secret?
It’s a huge relief. As an actor, I was waiting on pins and needles to have a little bit more fun and join the team and be part of all the action and excitement that’s going on in Central City… It’s nice seeing banter between Iris and Cisco (Carlos Valdes), and Iris and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), and Iris and Dr. Stein (Victor Garber); there’s a lot more characters for her to interact with. She has a reason now to be in STAR Labs and not just wander in. I don’t have to explain to fans “how did she get in there?” [Laughs.]
I also liked this bit:
Linda Park (Malese Jow), Iris’ coworker at Central City Picture news, is back this season – what’s coming up for her?
It’s really nice to have Malese back and it’s great for Iris because she has a friend and ally in Picture News. I think it’s really great to see female friendships on TV and on our show. I always call it Boys Club around set — there’s too many boys, I’m sick of fart jokes on set! [Laughs.] It’s really nice having Malese around, and Linda’s back for a bit so I think people will be really excited about her return.
I like the idea of having some female friendship on screen too. It’s actually rather rare for a comic book series, so I’m looking forward to seeing some more women hanging around.
You can read the entire interview at the link above.