Stephen Amell On The Success Of ARROW

Oliver Queen himself, Stephen Amell talks about the success of the CW's Arrow and touches on the fan response, when he realized exactly that the show was a hit and acknowledges that he does have his shirt off an awful lot.

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By Mark Julian - 2/1/2013




"Every scar has a story....Someone close to Oliver is going to learn his secret [Spoiler: We know from previous interviews and promos that it's Felicity Smoak played by Emily Bett Rickards.] and that's going to change the dynamics of how he goes about his crime fighting, how he goes about attacking the list."

Much more in the interview above. Amell comes off pretty humble and its good to see the success of the show hasn't gone to his head. Hopefully, the success of the show spurs the CW to greenlight more DC adaptations for the network.

You catch Arrow on The CW Wednesdays at 8pm EST/PST.



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Running Time: 60 min
Release Date: October 10, 2012
MPAA Rating: Tv-14
Starring: Katie Cassidy, Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Byron Mann, Colin Donnell, Colin Salmon, Paul Blackthorne, Emily Bett Rickards, John Barrowman, Roger R. Cross and Willa Holland
Directed by: David Nutter (pilot)
Written by: Greg Berlanti (story/writer), Marc Guggenheim (story/writer), Andrew Kreisberg (writer), George Papp (character) and Mort Weisinger (character)

Source: ET Online
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SuperSomething616 - 2/1/2013, 4:43 AM
Love this show!!!
MJPETTY7 - 2/1/2013, 4:57 AM
Great show. Smell sounds like a great guy!
MJPETTY7 - 2/1/2013, 4:57 AM
Wow, I meant Amell. Sorry using an iPod...
TokenNerd - 2/1/2013, 4:57 AM
I find this show interesting. Except parts at too "warm and fuzzy" for my liking.
Vafrous - 2/1/2013, 5:01 AM
Its a great show. Thea is horrible though, she speaks really weirdly as well...
MisterJay - 2/1/2013, 5:17 AM
the show is awesome... and this is jus't the first season...
QuanZen - 2/1/2013, 5:45 AM
This show really caught me by surprise.
TMW1987ProudProWrestlingFan - 2/1/2013, 6:00 AM
I absolutely love the show & Amell was perfect casting, he really feels like & comes across as Oliver Queen.

So, props to the casting department.

If WB's ever do a Justice League film (Yeah right, let's not hold our breath) & it has Green Arrow on the team, I hope Amell would get the role in the film too, he'd deserve it. Plus, I'd hope he'd get a solo Green Arrow film as well if WB's want to bring the character to the big screen in a solo outing.
JoseTheKingOfTheNorth - 2/1/2013, 6:26 AM
Arrow rocks!
JoseTheKingOfTheNorth - 2/1/2013, 6:27 AM
And they brought in my girl from True Blood.
Ancar - 2/1/2013, 6:39 AM
Shitty interview - but it was for my mother and sister...
darkjoker1 - 2/1/2013, 7:07 AM
awesome show :D and amell is a great as oliver queen :D
ShadowOfTheWeb - 2/1/2013, 7:20 AM
Arrow rocks. TV adaptation done right. Bravo!
Extricator - 2/1/2013, 7:31 AM
Great show, and a very funny interview. The whole "castaway" back theme is what gives this show so much depth.Amell plays the dual role of spoiled brat Island greenhorn and weathered cut throat very well. The Queen family circus, all ties in to make it a great show. Hope it continues.
AshleyWilliams - 2/1/2013, 7:49 AM
I love this show so much.
GUNSMITH - 2/1/2013, 8:26 AM
YOU KNOW I ALWAYS THOUGHT ABOUT A REALISTIC WAY HE WOULD EVENTUALLY GET TO THAT LOOK WE ALL KNOW..



EVENTUALLY SOMEONE HE KNOWS WILL NOTICE HIS FACE, HE DOESN'T REALLY HAVE A "MASK" PERSAY..JUST THE GREEN COMMANDO SMUDGE AND A HOOD. MAYBE A FEW CLOSE CALLS WILL GET HIM TO UP HIS COSTUME, HAVE HIM NOT ONLY WEAR A MASK OVER HIS EYES BUT ADDITIONAL FACE HAIR...THE ROBIN HOOD BEARD AND MUSTACHE. AS OLIVER QUEEN HE COULD BE THE CLEAN SHAVEN RICH GUY AND AS ARROW HE CAN LOOK CLOSE TO DEAD ON THE COMIC BOOK LOOK. PEOPLE WOULD BE LOOKING FOR A GUY WITH A BEARD AND MUSTACHE WHEN ALL THE WHILE IT WOULD ACTUALLY BE A CLEVER "EXTRA" MASK.
antman8o8 - 2/1/2013, 8:31 AM
He is so hot! Love that poster! This show rocks and the fact that they added Colton Haynes as Red Arrow/Roy Harper has me loving it even more. :))
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 2/1/2013, 8:31 AM
Great show! Amell makes a great Green Arrow.
gmoney0505 - 2/1/2013, 8:55 AM
@GUNSMITH
I always thought that would be the way they would do it since like the 2nd episode. Im glad they are taking their time and not rushing that part of him. It would show some gradual development of the character to do it that way instead of just starting him out like that.
Bayoknight - 2/1/2013, 9:04 AM
Great show... IMO this after season two do a movie adaptation of Arrow same way fox did with X-files
OverfiendB - 2/1/2013, 10:59 AM
only good show on CW !!!
HAILHYDRA - 2/1/2013, 8:49 PM
It borrows a lot of plot points from Batman Begins but that said, Arrow is still well written show with a lot of interesting characters.
GURILLAPUD - 2/2/2013, 1:21 AM
This show sucks, I'm getting tired of this real world bull crap and soap opera stories.
Hizzy - 2/3/2013, 9:40 AM
Diggle is an absolute boss!
Hitboyj - 2/4/2013, 6:13 AM
Action after every episode
AINTNOTHINTOFOCWIT - 2/4/2013, 5:18 PM
This show is horse shit. The only success it gets is from the douches who settle for this trash (Smallville fans), instead of actually trying to put together something of actual quality. Green Arrow for all his years still hasnt even reached his full potential as a character yet

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