Katie Cassidy Says She's Excited to Get Into the Action on Arrow Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 05.06.2014
Now that Laurel is with Team Arrow...
Katie Cassidy spoke with TV Line about the final two episodes of Arrow season two and Laurel's role. Check out the highlights:
On when she found out that Laurel would learn Ollie's secret: "It's something that I read in the script; I definitely had no idea. And I was absolutely excited when I found out, though it was like, "Great, now that I've found out who the Arrow is, something drastic is going to happen to my character! And I have no idea what it's going to be — something bad, or something good." But it ended up being something good."
On being able to get more involved in the crime-fighting: "I still don't know what's going to happen, but yes, I definitely have been looking forward to getting more involved in the action. But you never know. We'll see what happens!"
On what the revelation has meant for Laurel: "It was definitely a shock for her, but it makes the way she looks at him… She loves him that much more. Like Tommy says [to Oliver] in Season 1, "You're supposed to be with Laurel because you are who she thinks you are." She loves him so much for [being Arrow], because he is doing good, and she's a good-doer."
On if she's glad they moved away from Laurel and Sara having problems with each other: "Yes, I am, because I give 100 percent of myself when I work. [Laughs] I love that this season they wrote some really great scenes and great episodes for me and my character; I was really fortunate enough to have been able to do that. But I'm also glad that I'm not crying on set every single day now! Laurel loves her sister, and I think Sara feels the same way. Laurel's smitten by her. She thinks she's pretty incredible."
On Laurel's role with the team is for the rest of the season: "You've seen Laurel grow throughout this season; this definitely was her season of evolving. And so you get to see her get stronger. You get to see her and the Arrow interact with one another, even more so now that she knows [who he is]. There's just a lot of big, changing things that happen for her. You get to see her stand up to disaster, or tragedy, or trauma, instead of hiding. Instead of being the "damsel in distress," you get to see her fight back a bit and be a survivor and help protect other people. It's a really nice layer for her."
On the pressure of possibly becoming Black Canary down the road: "It's definitely intimidating, because I want to make the fans happy. And because of the way that I am and the way that I study my craft, I will do a ton of research. I'll read as many of the comics as I can, bone up on Black Canary…. Everybody has asked me if I have done that already, but I'm not Black Canary at this point, so no, I don't want to get ahead of myself. I need to be true to the moment and what my character's state of the mind is. So as soon as, and if, and when that happens, yes, I definitely will try to portray her in the best way possible."