Wells, Wells, Wells: Tom Cavanagh Talks About the Numerous Incarnations of His Character on The Flash

Over the summer The Pop Break caught up with Tom Cavanagh, who stars as Harrison Wells, on The CW’s hit series, The Flash. The series has been one of the flagship shows for network’s surge in popularity along with other DC properties like Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow.

Now, Cavanagh has one of the most unique characters on the show because he’s had the most versions of the character. When we first meet Cavanaugh’s character, we are introduced to him as the man behind Central City’s S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator. He is also a mentor to Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen. It’s later revealed that’s the Reverse-Flash, The Flash’s arch nemesis. It turns out Wells’ identity was stolen by Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher), the actual Reverse Flash. Cavanaugh has also portrayed various dopplegangers of Wells in various alternative realities like the sarcastically brilliant Harry from Earth-2, or H.R., the Earth-19 sci-fi writer.

Cavanagh has also stepped behind the camera, directing the season three episode “The Once and Future Flash.”

Cavanagh is no stranger to the world of TV — he’s starred in the cult NBC comedy Ed, short-lived series like Love Money and Trust Me, as well as regular roles on Scrubs, and Providence.

Here’s what Mr. Cavanagh talked to our staff about…

*What version of Wells we’ll see this season
*Which version of Wells he enjoys/enjoyed playing the most
*Will we ever see a drag queen Wells
*If there were a hero Wells what kind of hero would he be
*Is HR the closest Wells incarnation to his own personality

Check out our other Flash Interviews: Candice Patton | Grant Gustin | Danielle Panabaker

Catch Tom Cavanagh as a version of Harrison Wells every week on The Flash on The CW Network

Video Shot by: Al Mannarino & Ryan DeMarco | Edited by: Erin Mathis | Text by: Bill Bodkin

Al Mannarino is the associate editor and photographer for Pop Break. He is also host of the News Over Brews Podcast, Loot Care Unboxed, Backstage Break, and the producer of Behind the Brews. He graduated Rowan University with a degree in Radio/TV/Film & History. When he isn’t writing he is either trying to build his own TARDIS or taking a nap. Follow him on Twitter: @almannarino. His photo website is: http://alfredmannarino.com


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