Candice Patton was thrilled to see Melissa Benoist fly for the first time on the set of this week’s much anticipated “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow” crossover event.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Patton — who idolized Catwoman and Supergirl as a child — said that she was “geeking out” when she saw Benoist do her high-flying stunts first hand.
“It’s so cool, especially as a girl, and a young girl who grew up looking up to those characters,” said the actress who plays Iris West on “The Flash.”
Patton told IGN last month that “The Flash” doesn’t have much aerial stunts so seeing one while filming the “Invasion!” crossover event was definitely a treat.
“I geek out as well, because we don’t have that on our show,” the 28-year-old actress said. “Grant [Gustin as the Scarlet Speedster] just kind of zips in and zips out. [So] using a harness to fly up is cool for us!”
Although Iris is going to meet the Girl of Steel in the crossover, Patton said that Iris’ role in the four-night special event isn’t a big one.
“I’m afraid this season she is not crossing over,” Patton said. “I know … I’m always advocating for it, but there [are] a lot of characters across four shows. It’s got to make sense, and I guess this year it didn’t make sense.”
Although Iris won’t be appearing in the crossover episodes of “Arrow,” “Supergirl” and “Legends of Tomorrow,” Patton said that “she’s very much involved in the crossover that happens in ‘The Flash.’”
She also added that Iris is going to meet a lot of different characters from other shows in “The Flash” crossover episode. “All of the fan favorites Iris gets to meet,” the actress said. “It’s really cool.”
The crossover event kicks off with tonight’s episode of “Supergirl” and continues on “The Flash” (Tuesday, Nov. 29), “Arrow” (Wednesday, Nov. 30) and “Legends of Tomorrow” (Thursday, Dec. 1). All four shows air at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.