In a recent interview, Jesse L. Martin revealed the complicated relationship Barry Allen shares with the three paternal figures in his life.
While Allen’s biological father is in prison and Detective Joe West has taken him under his wing, Allen’s new relationship with S.T.A.R. Labs founder Harrison Wells is bound to strain things.
“Initially, there’s a bit of jealousy on Joe’s part, particularly when it comes to Wells, because Barry does spend a whole lot of time with him and the gang at S.T.A.R. Labs,” Martin said to TVLine.com. “He’s not particularly happy with what S.T.A.R. Labs is encouraging Barry to do. And he doesn’t particularly trust Wells. So he’s not sure he likes the notion of Barry being so close to this guy. And Barry has a reverence for Harrison that Joe doesn’t understand. At all. He just doesn’t understand what Barry sees in him.”
In addition, the actor elaborated that Wells can give Allen something that his character cannot.
“Both [Barry and Wells] are scientists. I can’t possibly connect on their level. I don’t know the things they know. They can speak in a language that I will never understand. Like I said, Barry has a reverence for that kind of thing, particularly in Harrison Wells. That’s one thing that Harrison offers that I cannot offer. They can nerd out, particularly with Cisco and Caitlin. Those are his peeps, if you will. I’m just Joe and sometimes Dad.”
To read the entire interview, visit E! Online
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