Actor Grant Gustin won big at the 2016 Teen Choice Awards and grabbed the best TV actor honour for playing Barry Allen in The CW show The Flash. Gustin won the Choice TV Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy award at the event, which aired live from The Forum in Inglewood, California on 31 July.
The actor thanked fans for voting and admitted that he loves his job. "Thank you guys so much, This is really cool. Thank you for voting. I got the coolest job in the world. I love to play this character. I get to work with the best cast and crew and creative team in the business. So, I just love my job. And thank you guys for voting for me," the 26-year-old star said in his acceptance speech.
Gustin had won the Choice TV: Breakout Star award in 2015. The actor took to Twitter to share his excitement on winning the coveted prize and wrote, "Thank you to everyone that voted!!! So so so so cool! :) I love playing Barry Allen — feeling so full and lucky right now #TeenChoiceAwards"
The Flash actor was competing against Andrew Lincoln from The Walking Dead, Jared Padalecki of Supernatural, Joseph Morgan from The Originals, and Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder from The Vampire Diaries.
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Previously, the actor spoke to Comic Book about The Flash season 3 plot, which is set to include the Flashpoint storyline. "Obviously Barry's parents are alive, which changes the whole dynamic of our show. Barry never went to live with Joe and Iris, so Iris and Barry don't even have a relationship. Barry is still a CSI so he and Joe still know of each other."
The new Flashpoint timeline will bring a lot of changes. Grant said, "Tom Felton's character is only on the show now because of Flashpoint and how things have changed... they'e aged Michelle – who plays Nora Allen – they've made her look fifteen years, sixteen years older than she did in the pilot and every other time we've seen her."
"So it's cool, we get to see Barry with his family as if they had always been normal. Except Barry knows it shouldn't be this way so he has this absolute appreciation for the fact that they're here in front of him. So the scenes are great right now, they bring a smile to my face," the actor added.