“The Flash” actress Danielle Panabaker has nothing but praises for Kevin Smith, who directed Season 3, episode 7, titled “Killer Frost.”
In an interview with “The Lowdown with Diana Madison,” Panabaker said that it was nice to have Smith back in “The Flash” director’s chair. “Episode 7 is directed by Kevin Smith, which was such a treat,” the 29-year-old actress said. “I didn’t get to work with him very much last season when he came to do an episode, [but] this year I had a lot to do with him, which was great.”
“He brings such enthusiasm,” added Panabaker, who plays Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost on the CW series. “He also really … instills confidence in us as a cast and crew and [makes us feel] that we know what we’re doing because he has such faith in the show.”
Panabaker’s co-star Tom Cavanagh also recently gushed over Smith. “He’s one of the most gregarious, generous and accomplished people I’ve ever met in the entertainment world,” Cavanagh told Variety earlier this month when asked about his experience working with Smith. “He’s so engaging and genuine, and his energy lifts everything in whatever job he happens to be doing at the moment. He’s one of a kind, and we’re so fortunate to have aligned ourselves with him.”
Plot details about episode 7 are being kept under wraps, but an Instagram post shared by Smith two weeks ago revealed that the hour is going to focus on Caitlin, who is currently struggling with her newly discovered metahuman powers.
“The ethereal @dpanabaker takes center stage in the episode of @cwtheflash I directed and man, did she turn in some series-best work!” Smith wrote on the social media site, alongside a photo of himself with Panabaker.
“My second run at #TheFlash was more challenging than my first episode,” added Smith, who also directed last season’s “The Runaway Dinosaur” episode. “There was very little speedster activity in #therunawaydinosaur but we’ve got a metric f--k ton of running around and fighting this time.”
Next episode of “The Flash,” titled “The New Rogues,” airs on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. on The CW. Check out the synopsis for Season 2, episode 4 below:
“Barry (Grant Gustin) continues to train Jesse (Violett Beane) and when a new meta human, Mirror Master (Grey Damon), appears on the scene he lets her tag along. Mirror Master has teamed up with his old partner, Top (Ashley Rickards), and is looking for Snart (Wentworth Miller) to even a score. Jesse is quick to join the chase but defies one of Barry’s orders which results in disastrous consequences.”