”cause I can run fast”
St Marys actor Keiynan Lonsdale has picked up the pace as speedy superhero Kid Flash.
KEIYNAN Lonsdale is living every boy’s own adventure.
The St Marys actor is a superhero. For real.
The 24-year-old, who played “ordinary powerless teenager” Wally West in the second season of Warner Bros cable TV show The Flash, has seen his character morph into superhero Kid Flash in the first episode of season 3, which aired on Fox8 last week.
Flashpoint introduced the mega-speedy DC Comics action hero to the storyline.
Lonsdale admitted the transformation was a bit difficult.
“I love my (superhero) suit, but it’s not comfortable,” he told The Standard from on-location in Canada.
“It’s definitely flexible and I can move around in it a lot, which is great, but it can get extremely hot; it’s leather and it’s very tight.”
Growing up, Lonsdale said he had wanted to be Michael Jackson or Goku from Dragon Ball Z, but actually playing a superhero felt a bit “make-believe”.
“I feel like a kid whose friends are all playing along with a fun game,” he said.
While Lonsdale’s fame has snowballed, he says it can be difficult being so far from his family.
“It is hard, but it’s something I’ve had to deal with,” he said. “I flew my mum out for Christmas last year and I’ll likely come home for Christmas this year.”
His advice to aspiring actors is: “Continue to learn. That’s something we all have to do for the rest of our careers and our lives.”
Lonsdale grew up in St Marys and starred in Australian TV and films before his career took an international turn in 2014 when he appeared in the Divergent movies series.
I feel like a kid whose friends are all playing along with a fun game
Keiynan Lonsdale as Kid Flash in the Warner Bros series The Flash. Picture: Warner Bros