Russell Tovey on kissing Wentworth Miller: “I couldn’t be prouder to be one half of that moment”
Russell Tovey made a memorable impression when he was introduced to fans of the DC TV universe as Ray during the two-day, four-part “Crisis on Earth X” crossover last week, which included episodes of Supergirl, Arrow, Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
During the episodes, the relationship between the Ray and Citizen Cold (Wentworth Miller) was revealed and included an onscreen kiss.
Tovey tells The New York Times of the storyline: “It made me very happy. Wentworth is just one of the nicest guys I’ve worked with. He’s so supremely Zen and open. We had the best time and we hung out outside of filming and he’s become a friend. I said, “People are liking us; the Ray and Cold together.” He was thrilled. It’s kind of crazy that in 2017 that’s still seen as the unseen. Someone tweeted me or Instagrammed me a message. They are gay parents. Their son was watching the show and ran in to them and said, “There are two superheroes who do what you do,” when they kissed each other. He was so happy about it. So many people have been so supportive of seeing two superheroes who are gay played by two actors who are out. It seems like it became a bit of a moment. I couldn’t be prouder to be one half of that moment.”