Theater actor Andy Mientus, who is currently starring as Marius in the Broadway revival of “Les Misérables,” has joined the CW’s breakout hit “The Flash” to play the hearing impaired, openly gay villain Pied Piper (aka Hartley Rathaway). Mientus’ role will be the first gay supervillain ever to be featured on the small or big screen.
“With the gay thing, I feel like I’m representing a whole community,” Mientus, 28, told Variety at the “Into the Woods” premiere in New York on Monday night. “People are excited to see this character, so it is a lot of pressure. But I’m glad they are introducing the character to the show. It’s a huge step forward, and I’m thrilled to help make that happen. It’s awesome.”
Mientus, who is engaged to actor Michael Arden, admits he’s more nervous about pleasing the comicbook’s avid fans than addressing his character’s sexuality.
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