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“He didn’t want to ever do the show..”: Grant Gustin Battled With Anxiety Playing The Flash, Admits He Quit the Show Because of His Daughter

Grant Gustin is an overzealous, charismatic, and determined actor who shot to global stardom for his eponymic portrayal of Barry Allen in the American superhero television series The Flash across nine seasons. His extraordinary performance in the show earned him immense love from his fans worldwide. However, as is often said, ‘All good things must come to an end’; the actor quit the show after leading the beloved series for almost one decade, which ended recently after its ninth and final season. 

Grant Gustin Reveals The Reason Which Led Him To Quit The Flash

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Grant Gustin became the prominent face of The Flash, which first premiered on The CW in 2014 and continued to run for nine seasons and concluded on May 2023. Earlier in May, Gustin told EW he wanted to quit the show after its fifth season but was convinced to stay longer. The actor claimed he had already decided two weeks after the end of season 8 that season 9 would mark his final collaboration in the show. During his appearance at Phoenix Fan Fusion, the actor revealed what led him to quit the show claiming he was overwhelmed to be part of such a widely popular show.

Grant Gustin as The Flash.
Grant Gustin as The Flash.

The actor shared he was overwhelmed as a young 23-year-old star leading such a popular show, while also trying to keep his “anxiety in check” as he played his superhero role for nine seasons. Gustin also stated that his sudden feeling led him to leave his legacy and iconic character Barry Allen for the better. According to the reports, the actor had shared in the event,

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“Gustin shared it was very overwhelming to be a 23-year-old that was leading that type of show. He tried to not think about it to keep the anxiety in check. As he grew older he realized with age, his world kept changing and knew it was time to wrap the show when he thought of all the bedtimes he was missing for his daughter. He didn’t want to ever do the show at less than 100%, so it was time.”

The Flash became one of the most watched shows in the history of CW and won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama in 2014 with the likes of its star-studded cast: Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Rick Cosnett, Carlos Valdes, Tom Cavanagh, and Keiynan Lonsdale among others.

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A Brief Note on Grant Gustin’s Career

Grant Gustin
Grant Gustin

Grant Gustin is one of the most beloved actors to play a superhero role. He has played the role of Barry Allen for nine seasons in The Flash. His beautiful smile and captivating personality are what make him a fan favorite. Gustin is a hard-working actor who goes deep into his character and makes sure to give his best performance to the show to entertain his fans.

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Fans love his work in the titular show, which is why many have called him to replace Ezra Miller as The Flash on the big screen. Gustin hasn’t had a huge Hollywood career; however, he has sincerely and beautifully portrayed the role in the hit TV show for several seasons, making him one of the most beloved stars in the DC universe today.

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While he has had several other roles in films, he hasn’t yet done a major role than The Flash. However, his fans hope that he gets his deserving place in Hollywood and goes on to play more fascinating roles as he is supremely talented and a downright beautiful human being.

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