Before The Flash wraps up its action-packed second season on May 24 (CTV), Hello! Canada caught up with one of its new stars, Violett Beane, to find out how her life has changed since joining the DC Comics family and what it was like to film the series in Vancouver. "It’s been so easy," says the 19-year-old, who joined the superhero show following a stint on HBO's The Leftovers. "I think what makes our jobs so much easier and more fun is that the fans are so connected and so supportive of everything we do."
Here, the Austin native opens up about her time in Canada, working with Justin Theroux and declares her love for Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany.
What was your favourite thing to do in Vancouver during your time off? Canada was really fun! I went out to some of the bars and got food and Stanley Park was really beautiful. I never got to ride bikes there but I heard that’s a really fun thing to do. Next time!
Were you a fan of comics before you landed the role of Jesse? Comics not so much but I did watch all of the Batman, Superman and Spider-Man movies. I read Captain Underpants when I was a kid, that was the extent of my comic book reading.
If you could play any superhero, who would you choose? I think it would be cool to be in the shoes of Jessica Jones. Her life seems pretty hectic and her power is pretty cool.
What was it like working on HBO's The Leftovers? It was my first recurring role on something that was going to be seen by millions of people and it was such a good experience. I ended up meeting a best friend on that set and I feel like I learned so much and had such a good time.
Did you pick up any tips or advice from your co-stars Justin Theroux and Liv Tyler? Just to have fun but focus when the time is necessary.
Are there any other shows on television right now that you'd love to star in? Orphan Black is my favourite show ever! It’s so fantastic and Tatiana Maslany is so talented.
With your boyfriend being a musician, can fans expect to see any musical collaborations in the future? I mean I can sing to the radio ... but I’m no Beyoncé (Laughs).