It’s amazing…I do this first and foremost because I love being an actor, I love being able to entertain other people. But I think any one of us, when we have a job, and our jobs can do more and help people and empower people that’s icing on the cake. And I’ve noticed, just being on the show, that I and Jesse and Grant, all of us, we’ve been part of something that has empowered a lot of young people–a lot of old people– across the globe. The show has taken on a life of it’s own, and for me to be a part of that, even in a small way… I see young girls tweeting me all the time… it’s amazing because this show will live on for a very long time. I will forever be remembered as ‘Iris West, the love interest of Barry Allen, a White guy, and a part of a strong Black family unit. I know what that means, and I know the social implications of that is very powerful. It’s very powerful and it’s not lost on me.
Candice Patton on her and Iris’ Black Girl Magic: Q: How does it feel as an actress to embody a great Black family that’s the core of the show?