‘The Flash’ SDCC Interview: Jessica Parker Kennedy Teases Nora’s Arrival & Being a ‘Daddy’s Girl’

This isn’t the first rodeo for The Flash when it comes to season-finale cliffhangers. But it just might be its best in a long time.
In the final moments of the season finale, a young woman claiming to be Nora Allen, Barry and Iris’ speedster daughter from the future, came knocking at their door proclaiming that she made “a big mistake.” Never mind the “big mistake.” The excitement that comes with introducing Nora Allen, and the possibilities that it presents writing wise is incredibly thrilling.
So what can we expect from Nora Allen? Well, it sounds like she’ll be a spitting image of her father.
“She’s an awkward, silly, goofy person, much like her father was in the beginning especially,” Jessica Parker Kennedy told us during a roundtable interview at San Diego Comic-Con. “She’s a young woman that made a big mistake and she’s going to make lots more mistakes and her parents will be there hopefully trying to sweep up the messes that she’s made.”

While Nora’s intentions and reason for being in her past will certainly remain hidden until they’re revealed in the season premiere, ultimately Kennedy said Nora’s journey this season will revolve around her maturing and understanding the gravity of the circumstances she’s in.
“There’s a journey for her to mature,” Kennedy said. “For her to understand kind of what it means to be involved with that group of people and how important that is. And how you just have to treat it delicately.”
Obviously, the big issue, personally speaking, with Nora is the tension-filled relationship with her mom, Iris. Last season, we caught small glimpses of Nora’s dismissiveness when near Iris that seemed to indicate that things in Nora’s present aren’t exactly ideal on her end.
While that will certainly be one of the more intriguing aspects of the season, Kennedy is eager for mother and daughter to work things out ASAP.
“I’m looking forward to figuring out the issue I have with my mom,” Kennedy said. “Candice (Patton) and I have had a hard time. She’s always like, ‘Honey, honey, honey,’ and I have to be like, ‘Yeah.’ It’s hard for us to play because we really like each other. We want to get along on the show really badly. I hope that’s remedied as quickly as possible, as fun as it is to be a daddy’s girl. She’s just such a big fan of her father’s.”
Watch our interview with Kennedy below, where she talks about her connection to the comic book genre, interactions with other characters on the show, and more.

The Flash season 5 premieres Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 8/7c on The CW.

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