”cause I can run fast”

St Marys ac­tor Keiy­nan Lons­dale has picked up the pace as speedy su­per­hero Kid Flash.

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FRONT PAGE - Danielle Jarvis

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

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