Our WhiteAtom hearts are breaking at this latest DC’s Legends of Tomorrow casting scoop.
Ali Liebert has landed the role of Lindsay Carlisle, who will be a potential love interest for Sara Lance, Entertainment Weekly has learned.
Carlisle is described as “a soft-spoken, intelligent lady who is the ideal picture of 1950s womanhood.” Also, “Although she might seem at home amongst the strict morals of the time, she harbors a dark secret: she’s a lesbian. Confused and scared, it seems she is doomed to suffer alone in a backwards time … until she falls for a girl from the future, Sara Lance.”
Executive producer Phil Klemmer previewed the episode with EW:
“At the start of this episode, we find Sara Lance completely out of place, both in time and place, visiting 1958 ‘Pleasantville, America’ — and also out of place emotionally,” executive producer Phil Klemmer tells EW. “After Sara was brought back from the dead on Arrow, she hasn’t been herself — she’s been consumed by a quest for bloodshed and incapable of having romantic feelings for anyone. The strict social norms of the fifties makes this the last place Sara Lance would ever expect to find love with a young, closeted nurse, but that’s how love works — it finds you.
“When Sara first meets Lindsay Carlisle, she finds herself in the position of caring about someone for the first time in forever — an idea she’s not entirely sure she’s ready for,” Klemmer continues. “It’s easy for our cold hearted assassin to kill a hundred people, but does she have the ability to care about one?”
Since Liebert has only been tapped for one episode, we can hardly expect this to be an epic love sort of thing. But perhaps this will help open Sara’s heart up to romance in the future…perhaps with a certain Ray Palmer. Sorry, the WhiteAtom feels are overpowering already.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premieres Thursday, Jan. 21 at 8/7c on The CW.