Katie Cassidy will be playing Dinah ‘Laurel’ Lance in the upcoming CW adaptation of Green Arrow, simply titled Arrow. In an interview with Collider, she had a few things to offer about her role in the series.
When she was asked if it was intimidating to take on such an iconic character she said, “No. Well, I shouldn’t say no. It’s a little intimidating, yeah, but when you’re so in it, you have to let that stuff go. You can’t think about it ‘cause then it just gets in your way. I try mainly to just focus on character and what my character’s point of view is, with each person, and try to figure out story. I’m just there to do my job. I’m really excited about it! I think it’s going to be really, really fun. I’m working with a great group of people, and everyone is amazing and really talented. I’m really lucky to have given the opportunity to do that. Hopefully, we do it justice and everyone is happy.”
Cassidy was also asked about premiering the show at San Diego Comic-Con: “Yeah, that will be awesome! I feel like I’m still not in the headspace for that yet, but it’s the perfect place.”
The series also stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Colin Donnell as Tommy, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, with Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen and Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance. Arrow premieres this fall on Wednesdays at 8.