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‘Star Wars’ touched Miller’s artistic side

Wentworth Miller plays Leonard Snart/Captain Cold on “The Flash.”
Wentworth Miller plays Leonard Snart/Captain Cold on “The Flash.” Dean Buscher/The CW

Wentworth Miller, who currently can be seen playing Captain Cold on “The Flash,” was born in England. He recalls vividly how much of an impact seeing the first “Star Wars” movie had on him.

“I remember going home and immediately started to draw every frame of the movie. I must have gone through ten reams of paper,” Miller tells me during an interview to discuss his next TV project.

Miller and his “Prison Break” co-star, Dominic Purcell, 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,” Miller adds, “I took all of those drawings and bound them together. Then I presented them to my mother.

“She was like ‘What am I looking at?’”

Rick Bentley: 559-441-6355, @RickBentley1

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