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Miller Believes Redemption is Possible for Captain Cold in “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”

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“The Flash” star Wentworth Miller discussed whether or not Leonard Snart will seize his opportunity for redemption in “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and expressed his hopes that he’ll get to show Captain Cold’s romantic side during an interview with TVLine.

“I think Snart was a model of a certain kind of man,” Miller explained. “He makes certain choices, this is what you can expect. Signed, sealed and delivered. Snart is Snart. And I think Snart has thought of himself in that way — ‘I’m a criminal and that’s all there is to me and for me.’ On ‘Legends,’ the door opens a crack and he realizes that maybe redemption is possible, maybe change is possible, maybe growth is possible. Washing your hands clean after you’ve committed X number of crimes, maybe that too is possible.”

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“I’m not talking about Snart wearing a pristine white hat. I hope that never happens, because I love him where he currently lives and breathes,” he continued. “I’m talking about Rip’s invitation to join this journey and become a hero. Snart rejects that, immediately, because he can’t conceive of himself as a hero. He doesn’t feel that that’s available to him. Yet he likes the idea of being a legend — that seems appealing and within his grasp. This adventure, bringing down Savage and saving humanity, is a noble cause — perhaps the noblest. And if Snart decides that he can be a part of that and help facilitate that, maybe redemption is possible.”

Miller also addressed Snart’s relationship with White Canary, saying, “I think Snart is focused on White Canary, for sure. I think he respects her as a badass, but he also sees that she’s got a code, and she’s wrestling with her own demons in a way that he can relate to.”

“We’re having fun with the flirtation of it. They’re both primal characters in their own way, so that will be what that will be,” he added.

As to romance in general, he shared, “We haven’t spent enough time with him to see him in that mode. I’m interested to explore that — if not with White Canary, then with some other character.”

In the official description for “Blood Ties,” the next episode of “Legends,” “Rip (Arthur Darvill) decides to weaken Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) by going after his financial assets. Rip and Sara (Caity Lotz) infiltrate Savage’s bank, but are discovered by his men. Meanwhile, Snart (Wentworth Miller) and Rory (Dominic Purcell) talk Jax (Franz Drameh) into taking the jump ship back to Central City so they can steal a valuable emerald. Professor Stein (Victor Garber) guides Ray (Brandon Routh) on a dangerous mission.”

Airing Thursday nights at 8 pm EST on The CW, “Legends of Tomorrow” stars Caity Lotz as White Canary, Brandon Routh as the Atom, Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein (one-half of Firestorm), Franz Drameh as Jefferson “Jax” Jackson (the other half of Firestorm), Ciara Renee as Hawkgirl and Arthur Darvill as time-traveler Rip Hunter.