Canadian award-winning ‘Bomb Girls’ star Ali Liebert has joined the cast of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ on which she will play Lindsay Carlisle, a 1950s woman who will prove to be a romantic interest for Sara Lance.
The character Lindsay Carlisle is an original creation, not one derived from DC Comics.
On the time travel show, Sara Lance a.k.a. White Canary (played by Caity Lotz) will find herself stranded in 1958, an awkward era for this independent modern woman. On ‘Arrow’, Sara has been romantically involved with both Oliver Queen and Nyssa Al-Ghul.
The character of Lindsay is described as:
“A soft-spoken, intelligent lady who is the ideal picture of 1950s womanhood. Although she might seem at home amongst the strict morals of the time, she harbors a dark secret: she’s a lesbian. Confused and scared, it seems she is doomed to suffer alone in a backwards time … until she falls for a girl from the future, Sara Lance.”
Executive producer Phil Klemmer discussed Sara’s mental state when she first encounters Lindsay:
“After Sara was brought back from the dead on ‘Arrow,’ she hasn’t been herself — she’s been consumed by a quest for bloodshed and incapable of having romantic feelings for anyone. The strict social norms of the fifties makes this the last place Sara Lance would ever expect to find love with a young, closeted nurse, but that’s how love works — it finds you.”
This role should be familiar to Liebert, who played another closeted lesbian in the past, as Betty McRae on the World War II-era ‘Bomb Girls’, for which she received acclaim and awards. In addition, she has had recurring roles on ‘Lost Girl’, ‘Harpers Island’, ‘Killer Instinct’ and ‘Kyle XY’.
It’s unknown how many episodes of ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ Liebert will appear on.
‘Legends of Tomorrow’ kicks off their time travelling exploits on January 21 on The CW at 8pm Eastern. The series runs for 16 episodes.
Are you intrigued to see Sara explore a romantic relationship in the taboo time?