The 25-year-old Arrow actress chatted all about Arrow with the mag, from losing Katie Cassidy to Olicity. Check it:
On Felicity Smoak: “She was sort of the audiences perspective and I guess that’s what everybody was hoping would happen, she says, It just started to grow from there and she became part of this storyline, and was able to add what was missing at the time.”
On the fan following of Olicity: “From Day 1, I always presumed Felicity to not being able to talk to an attractive man. She gets flustered, and I think that really resonated in an honest way. It took a while to really understand the weight of it…We all love tortured love and watching tortured love, but the only thing that really matters in life is your relationships with other people and your relationship with yourself, and if that’s something you can find through TV and watching characters, you’re hopefully finding the right things in your life.
On saying goodbye to Katie Cassidy’s Laurel: “We didn’t know who was dying – we knew someone was dying – up until Episode 15. And it was around Episode 8 that it started to get really real, because I just remember thinking It doesn’t matter who leaves, its going to hurt…a very big part of my work life was taken away. I was very upset. Everybody was very upset. Its hard when a piece of your family, still feels like a piece of your family but their presence isn’t around as much as you want them to be, Emily says, Its like she moved or something.”