Dominic Purcell On “Hysterical” Heatwave/Constantine Interactions In Legends Of Tomorrow Season 4

by Erik Amaya

DC's Legends Of Tomorrow -- Image Number: LGN_S3_KEYART1.jpg -- Pictured (Clockwise from top): Caity Lotz as White Canary, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer / Atom, Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein/Firestorm, Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen and and Franz Drameh as Jefferson "Jax" Jackson / Firestorm -- Photo: The CW -- © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.
One of the great elements of Legends of Tomorrow comes about when Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) sizes up a new member of the team, gives them a nickname and decides how best to behave around them. His budding friendship with Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) was an early highlight of the series. But with his best pal Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller) now gone for two seasons — despite versions of the character reappearing thanks to time travel and alternate universes — his attempts to be friendly often lead to a low-level antagonism; like the time he kept questioning Zari’s (Tala Ashe) need to fast.
And it seems Mick will have plenty to say about new arrival John Constantine. As Purcell told, “I do know already that Rory and Constantine don’t like each other. I’ve seen a few scripts ahead of time, and the interplay between them is antagonism. And it’s f*cking hysterical. It’s just laugh out loud.” The characters met during Constantine’s handful of episodes in Season 3, but it appears Mick’s regard for John will be further explored. “We have a new dynamic, a new thing into this family. And I think that’s one of the things that Mick objects to. I think that’s where the clash happens.”
Of course, Mick clashing with, well, everyone, is a hallmark of the series. What remains to be seen is when, and how, Mick will embrace John and defend him from whatever menace they face together.
Legends of Tomorrow returns October 22nd on The CW.

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