Inside Grant Gustin’s friendship with co-star Candice Patton

It’s the classic best friends to lovely story for Grant Gustin and Candice Patton’s characters on The CW’s The Flash. According to Seventeen, Gustin’s character, Barry Allen aka The Flash, eventually told Patton’s character, Iris West aka Barry’s best friend, that he had loved her since elementary school in the season 1 winter finale. In Season 3, Barry proposed to Iris in a romantic love ballad.

“[The proposal scene] It felt special to shoot,” Gustin told TV Line in 2017 after the musical crossover episode. “Nobody had heard the song before, nobody had heard me sing it… Candice had never heard it [and] She was in tears after the suggestion in rehearsal. There was applause from the crew, which doesn’t happen. It was a special episode for everyone.”

Barry and Iris would then prove to be an amazing couple, which Fanside credits to the pair’s history as well as their ability to make each other stronger, saying, “However, when you put them together, they thrive simply because they nurture that strength.” that was already there.” As the characters explore their lives as romantic partners, the actors have forged a friendship off-screen.

Grant Gustin and Candice Patton had chemistry from the start

Grant Gustin and Candice Patton’s friendship began with their chemistry test for The Flash. According to a 2018 interview with Marie Claire, Patton tickled the “Glee” star. Turns out tickling him was the right thing to do since she would be portraying Gustin’s love interest on the show.

“As I read the pages, there was something about Iris and Barry having this close relationship, and it’s hard when you’ve never met an actor before,” Patton told Glamor in 2015. “That moment was the only thing.” What I could do to make him smile or laugh was to physically grab and tickle him. They loved it because they found it really charming.”

From there, Gustin and Patton would form a close bond that was more about camaraderie. Gustin told TV Insider that kissing Patton can be awkward since they’re “close in a way that’s more like a brother or sister” (via News24Viral). The two also tease each other via BuzzFeed, as they had a sweet interaction on Twitter about Gustin’s kissing skills. But like most friendships, they go through some hardships.

Grant Gustin and Candice Patton remain strong despite controversy

Grant Gustin and Candice Patton’s friendship was once tested. Patton revealed on an episode of The Open Up Podcast that she considered ending The Flash around Season 2 because she experienced racism. “I remember saying, ‘I can’t do this,'” said the actor, “I’m not going to make it. I don’t want to be here.” Gustin faced some of his own backlash when he was seen campaigning for the LGBTQ+ community, but did not defend Patton when he received racist comments.

“As for defending one of my co-stars, I will definitely do that if I see it on my page,” Gustin replied to one of his followers (via Insider). “I don’t look for trolls or hate on me or any of my friends or colleagues. If I see someone saying something racist, outright racist, just trolling, or being a bully, I will block them without hesitation.”

The actor also explained that he will be “more vigilant” when it comes to finding and blocking the trolls who hate his co-star. However, it appears that Gustin and Patton still have a strong friendship as Patton returns to The Flash for TV Line’s 9th season. We hope these actors have sweet friendship moments in store as they continue filming for The Flash.