The Flash star Kiersey Clemons, known to superhero movie fans for her role as the DC Universe’s Iris West, recently engaged in a candid conversation with Nylon, shedding light on the less-glamorous aspects of her journey within the movie industry.
During the discussion, Kiersey Clemons touched upon an uncomfortable predicament she found herself in, navigating inquiries about her Flash co-star, Ezra Miller, who was embroiled in multiple controversies. Klemons expressed her refusal to discuss these issues without explicit permission from the individuals associated with Miller.
“I’m having to not just go through my personal experience of Ezra being my friend, but then also having to answer questions that aren’t mine. I’m not going to do that in the media unless it’s asked of me by someone who’s been hurt by that person’s actions. Otherwise, I’m speaking on something that isn’t mine without consent. I was getting asked before I was given permission, and also, no one [of Miller’s accusers] has given me permission to speak on their experience with Ezra.”
In the midst of these challenges, Clemons also had to face significant setbacks in the production of The Flash. Initially planned for a 2018 release, the film’s journey to theaters was plagued with unforeseen delays that complicated the production process.
“Now that the movie’s out, I feel like for the last nearly 10 years, I’ve just been smiling and giving so much grace,” Clemons continued.” I think it was to protect my peace of mind. Now I can finally say and admit this whole thing made me cry more than it made me smile. I think I only smiled over this thing at the premiere.”
How Justice League made things worse for Kiersey Clemons
Interestingly, Kiersy Clemons also compared her experience with The Flash to a previous incident when she was removed from the theatrical version of Justice League. The actress managed to cope with this setback better than her experience with The Flash, but it brought about a strong emotional response, making her feel “dismissed and replaceable.”
“I was freaked out because at one point, there were rumors going around online that I was getting recast, which is humiliating. It was more embarrassing and hurtful than getting cut out of ‘Justice League,’ which I was able to understand more than the rumors of being recast. They had to cut the movie down; that’s how it goes. With ‘The Flash,’ I was so young and was so excited, and the director that I was supposed to be on with was gone. And so, I felt dismissed and replaceable.”
In The Flash, Barry Allen travels back in time to save his mother, which creates an alternate timeline known as the Flashpoint Paradox. This decision has serious consequences for Barry and the rest of the world, as he must navigate this new reality while also facing off against villains like General Zod from Man of Steel.
In addition to Ezra Miller, The Flash also features Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as two separate versions of Batman, Ron Livingston as Henry Allen, Maribel Verdú as Nora Allen, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Antje Traue as Faora-Ul and Sasha Calle as Supergirl.
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