must see this guy live

thatkevinsmith: Me and my hero. I got to “direct” #TheFlash himself yesterday and shoot the suit! The costume looks breathtaking in real life but it’s nothing without the wearer. And that wearer is the great @grantgust - who was a joy to watch work. The story of @cwtheflash is the journey of #BarryAllen - so you have to care about Barry for the show to work at all. The beauty of this marriage of performer and part is that #grantgustin brings a vulnerability and humanity to Barry which elevates a series that could be written off by the uninitiated as “that show where the guy runs fast” to must-see TV. We live in a world where we get to see all of our comic book heroes come to life on both the silver and cyber screens. And of all the actors and actresses playing men and women of mystery (a weird, wonderful yet difficult genre to pull off) Grant and his pitch-perfect portrayal of Barry Allen stands shoulder-to-costumed-shoulder with other masters-of-their-masks such as #robertdowneyjr and #adamwest and #ryanreynolds. I love an actor or actress whose work is so strong it can bring me to tears - and if you’ve ever seen that video of me watching #Flash on my #KevinSmith #youtube channel, you know that I can #BawlBarryBawl over this show like a big baby bitch. I’m as invested in Grant’s Barry as I am in some blood family members; in my book, that means the kid elevates the genre. Yesterday was Day 3 of 8, so when we wrap today we’ll be halfway done shooting the episode I’m directing. We’re shooting a scene today that timely ties into something special from one of my favorite Season 1 episodes. As a storyteller for the week, I’m keen to do the material and the cast & crew justice… But as a fan of the show, I’m freaking out about this deep cuts callback! The other night, we got to add an iconic (and tasty) location to the Flash universe but today? I get to sorta go back in time! I can’t tell you how happy all this shit makes me… #centralcity #runbarryrun #funbarryfun #vancouver #thecw #theflashcw #thefastestmanalive

thatkevinsmith: Me and my hero. I got to “direct” #TheFlash himself yesterday and shoot the suit! The costume looks breathtaking in real life but it’s nothing without the wearer. And that wearer is the great @grantgust - who was a joy to watch work. The story of @cwtheflash is the journey of #BarryAllen - so you have to care about Barry for the show to work at all. The beauty of this marriage of performer and part is that #grantgustin brings a vulnerability and humanity to Barry which elevates a series that could be written off by the uninitiated as “that show where the guy runs fast” to must-see TV. We live in a world where we get to see all of our comic book heroes come to life on both the silver and cyber screens. And of all the actors and actresses playing men and women of mystery (a weird, wonderful yet difficult genre to pull off) Grant and his pitch-perfect portrayal of Barry Allen stands shoulder-to-costumed-shoulder with other masters-of-their-masks such as #robertdowneyjr and #adamwest and #ryanreynolds. I love an actor or actress whose work is so strong it can bring me to tears - and if you’ve ever seen that video of me watching #Flash on my #KevinSmith #youtube channel, you know that I can #BawlBarryBawl over this show like a big baby bitch. I’m as invested in Grant’s Barry as I am in some blood family members; in my book, that means the kid elevates the genre. Yesterday was Day 3 of 8, so when we wrap today we’ll be halfway done shooting the episode I’m directing. We’re shooting a scene today that timely ties into something special from one of my favorite Season 1 episodes. As a storyteller for the week, I’m keen to do the material and the cast & crew justice… But as a fan of the show, I’m freaking out about this deep cuts callback! The other night, we got to add an iconic (and tasty) location to the Flash universe but today? I get to sorta go back in time! I can’t tell you how happy all this shit makes me…