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‘Star Wars’ impressed Purcell

Dominic Percell (left) plays Mick Rory/Heat Wave and Wentworth Miller portrays Leonard Snart/Captain Cold on “The Flash”
Dominic Percell (left) plays Mick Rory/Heat Wave and Wentworth Miller portrays Leonard Snart/Captain Cold on “The Flash” Jordon Nuttall/The CW

Dominic Purcell, who currently can be seen playing Heat Wave on “The Flash,” was born in England and raised in Australia. But, that didn’t stop him from seeing the first “Star Wars” movie.

“I remember being blown away by the outer space, that little robot and Chewbacca,” Purcell tells me during an interview to discuss his next TV project.

Purcell and his “Prison Break” co-star, Wentworth Miller, will take their roles as Heat Wave and Captain Cold to the new CW Network series “Legends of Tomorrow.”

Time-traveling Rip Hunter recruits a mismatched team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that not only could affect Earth, but all of time.

Look for the series in early 2016.

As for his first time seeing “Star Wars,” Purcell adds, “It’s a classic film.”

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