“I’ve Changed A Lot In The Past Year”

Keiynan Lonsdale started out as Wally West on ‘The Flash’ before gaining his own super speed powers and becoming Kid Flash.  Unfortunately, as the show developed, Wally got a little lost in the mix.  The decision was made last season to shift him over to ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ which was losing a few cast members.  It looked as though he had a new permanent home.  Then yesterday, news emerged that Lonsdale would not be a series regular on the upcoming fourth season of ‘Legends’.

Lonsdale took to Twitter to share a message to his fans and assured that though he is no longer full time on The CW shows, he will be there when they need Kid Flash:

Here is his message in full:

Yo! Soo as a lot of you have now read, I’m not returning next season as a series regular for The Flash or Legends. It’s definitely not a total goodbye or “see ya never” situation, cause Wally West will still be round when you need him the most! It’s just that it won’t be full time anymore.

I’ve changed a lot in the past year (as you’ve probably noticed lol), and for infinite reasons my perspective on life & what I want from it now is just completely different. Because of that, my heart told me it was the right time to continue my journey on an unknown path, and I’m so damn grateful to both shows for honoring & respecting that with me.

I love Kid Flash, I love the family I’ve made, & I’m absolutely in love with the invaluable lessons I’ve learnt along the way. Thank you for believing in me & rooting for Wally to thrive, you honestly helped me see that I did indeed deserve to play him, & that shit right there made me a stronger actor.

Anyway, I hope you stick around for the new adventures, the only thing I can promise is Magic.

Much like ‘Arrow”s Colton Haynes before him, Lonsdale has been a journey of self-discovery in recent years.  In 2017, he came out as “bisexual” only to later state that he does not wish to label his sexuality and chooses to identify as “queer.”  He then went on to star in the Arrowverse’s creator Greg Berlanti’s gay teen coming out movie ‘Love, Simon’.  (He and costar Nick Robinson are nominated for “Best Kiss” at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.)  He has also released a new song entitled ‘Kiss the Boy’.  And if you’ve paid any attention to his personal life, you may have noticed that he has been experimenting quite a bit with his appearance, first straightening then dying his hair blond and wearing more flamboyant clothes.  When Haynes came out as gay in the press, he also departed ‘Arrow’ to spend time focusing on his own welfare and Lonsdale is likely doing the same.

Best of luck to Keiynan and here’s hoping his time away from Central City/the time stream is brief but beneficial!

Source: iO9

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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