An actor who has had key roles on the CW dramas “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow” is stepping aside, at least from series regular roles. Keiynan Lonsdale, who plays Wally West / Kid Flash on the two shows, explained his reasons for leaving in an Instagram post.
Here it is:
“Yo! Soo as a lot of you have now read, I’m not returning next season as a series regular for @cwtheflash or @cw_legendsoftomorrow. 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 honouring & 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.”