Fans of Greg Berlanti's latest hit The Flash -- and there are a lot out there, seeing as the show's premiere was the most-watched in The CW's history -- will get their first introduction to Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold (aka Leonard Snart) on Tuesday night. After more than a five year hiatus, the 42-year-old actor makes his return to the small screen as one of Barry Allen's greatest enemies. Sporting a freeze gun and icy-gray hair, Captain Cold is one of the comic series' most beloved characters. Miller talked with The Hollywood Reporter about deciding to take on the leaderership of the Rogues, a part which promises to be a long-recurring role.
On why he decided to come back to television after dipping into screenwriting (Stoker, 2013) and the big screen (Resident Evil: Afterlife, 2010):
"I'd been writing for a few years and it was a lonely experience. Initially I enjoyed sitting at my desk and setting my own hours. Being my own boss. But I started missing the community and the connection you find on set. Especially a TV set. The cast and crew of The Flash bust hump every week putting together something great. And that creates this really tight, close-knit dynamic. A certain electricity. And I was looking for some of that in my life again."
On what drew him to the role of Captain Cold:
"Snart's a villain but he's also very human. That's one of the things that drew me to him. The chance to play his various levels. When I watched the pilot I thought, 'This is a show where there seems to be a real balance between action and character. They're investing in both.' So I knew it wouldn't just be Snart blasting things with his Cold Gun. We get to see the man too."
Get your first look at Miller as Captain Cold here and read his complete interview with THRhere.