by Sydney Bucksbaum | Tue., Oct. 28, 2014 11:00 AM
Better grab a jacket, because tonight, The Flash is getting cold.
Prison Break hottie Wentworth Miller makes his grand debut as the iconic DC villain Captain Cold—aka Leonard Snart—during tonight's episode of the CW's hit superhero show, and we can't stop brainstorming all the cold puns in honor of his brrrrrr-illiant new role! (Sorry.)
So when we got the chance to melt Miller's icy exterior and get scoop on his chilling character, we froze.
Just kidding! (And we're done with cold puns now, we promise.)
We asked Miller six questions about The Flash, including whether his Captain Cold will differ from the comic book version, what it was like acting with his Prison Break costar Dominic Purcell on the CW show, and much more! Plus, he even gave us scoop on a possible Prison Break reunion that we absolutely need to see.
E! News: What can you tease about your new villainous role on The Flash?
Wentworth Miller: Very little. Sorry. All I can say is that it's a great introduction. Glen Winter directed my first episode and he's fantastic. I totally lucked out there. Glen had insights and camera moves that really helped me sell the character.
How is it going to be different from the Captain Cold we know from the comics?
I don't know if I can speak to that. Because I haven't read too many of them yet. I didn't grow up reading comics. Not because they didn't appeal. They did. But they were frowned upon in my house. Although I did get deep into Elfquest for a beat. On the sly. Anyway, I'd never read The Flash, I'd never heard of "Captain Cold" before getting hired, and as far as playing him on the show, my sense is that the writers have a take on the character that's slightly different than what's come before. So I'm content to riff on whatever they cook up episode to episode.
I know we're going to meet you in this week's episode, but what can you tease about your epic return in episode 10?
Nada. Not without getting in trouble. Although I will note that I think it's pretty cool they went to [Prison Break costar] Dom[inic Purcell] for the role of Heat Wave. I've been trying to think of another situation where two actors closely associated with one show were recast on another show, playing two new characters, and I can't. It feels really unusual. Special.
What new problems will your villain present to Barry and the S.T.A.R. Labs team that we haven't seen from any other villains yet?
To be determined. But I'd like to imagine that Snart's impact on Barry—and vice versa—could potentially be very personal. Barry's clearly got some father issues, and from what I'm told Snart does too. So they've got that in common. And maybe that will express itself in some way. Or I could be making all that up.
What was it like reuniting with Dominic as Captain Cold and Heatwave? Is the brotherly bromance still alive?
100%. Which works well in that you can really tell Captain Cold and Heat Wave have spent time in the trenches together. But these are very different characters from "Michael" and "Lincoln" and that's been cool to explore. Also, Dom makes me laugh. He can be very, very funny. I hope one day he gets to give people a taste of that onscreen. They'll be surprised.
There are so many remakes coming to TV these days. Could you ever see Prison Break coming back? Or even doing a movie at some point?
It's funny—Dom and I were just talking about that. We were saying there could easily be another "hidden chapter," a stand-alone, like at the end of PB's final season with Sara in trouble. I've got people coming up to me every day—people who were kids when the show first aired—and they're just starting to watch the first season on Netflix or DVD. To them it's like the show is still present tense. It's amazing how many times I get asked when it's coming back.
The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on the CW.
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