[TV] Arrow's David Ramsey Talks About Diggle's Future (POTENTIAL SPOILERS)
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.06.2012
Including if we will see his sister-in-law again..
In an interview with Zap2It, David Ramsey talked about his character John Diggle on Arrow, and Diggle's relationship with Oliver (Stephen Amell).
If you wish to continue, keep in mind that there are minor spoilers in this interview.
On what's next for Diggle in season one of Arrow: "What comes up for Diggle, I think, is personal risk. What this means for his extended universe, Diggle's extended universe -- his family, his personal life. That's going to come into question. That's going to shed some light on his backstory. Also, we're going to see the extended, different philosophies between these two guys. What they both feel about justice and how they distribute justice, how it should be distributed. You know, I think we're going to see a continuing, smart debate between these two. I think what we've seen so far with Diggle is that Diggle helps Oliver, not only with the moral compass but also thinking about things that he maybe wouldn't think about. Oliver, he knows it too, I think, intellectually. But I think that the mission is so important to him, the passion of filling his father's dying request is so prevalent on him that sometimes he can't see the forest for the trees.
On if we will see more of Diggle's sister-in-law or other people from his past: "She's a permanent -- well I wouldn't say necessarily a permanent -- fixture. But she's an important fixture in Diggle's life. She runs Big Belly Burgers and if for no other reason, she'll be coming back for that. But also the personal effect she has with Diggle. Diggle also has a nephew -- her son is an important part of Diggle's life. So yeah, when I'm saying what his lifestyle means to Oliver, you're gonna see what that means to his sister-in-law."
On his favorite moments of Arrow so far: "You know, there are a few. First of all, I love kicking a**, Diggle kicking butt. At the end of the day, this is an action show, so you have to love the action. I love to see Diggle -- and I want to see more of Diggle -- taking out guys. I love that. But I also like the banter. I like the relationship between him and Oliver. I really like how Diggle sees justice being distributed in Starling City and how Oliver sees it. I like these two guys having to meet in the middle to achieve a goal. I like that he's not a typical sidekick, I like that he's not a "yes" guy. And when we see him working at headquarters, he always sees an angle that Oliver doesn't. And I love the conflict that that gives to the relationship."