Emily Bett Rickards Discusses ARROW

Fan favorite actress Emily Bett Rickards discusses her role in the CW's Arrow and what's in store for her character, Felicity Smoak going forward. What do you guys think, would you like to see 'Olicity' happen?

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By Mark Julian - 2/20/2013




Speaking to TV Guide, the talented and lovely Emily Bett Rickards discusses her role in the CW's number one show, Arrow.

On Felicity Smoak's role in the group.
Emily Bett Rickards: Rickards: It creates a certain dynamic that was different from what Olivier and Diggle had because she's the polar opposite of Diggle in a sense that she hasn't seen anyone die and this isn't actually her regular day job. Her role now is to help them solve different crimes in Starling City as well as creating a different balance to the group that the audience, and Olivier and Diggle, will enjoy as well. She's got that awkward, quirky spunk. As much as she's socially inadequate, she's always so gung-ho to hack into something. She's really smart. I find her emotional depth and her emotional capacity interesting because she's so socially awkward.

On fan reactions and the hope that Smoak and Oliver will become a couple.
EBR: Yes, Olicity, I think it is. [Laughs] It's hard to say if there's going to be a love interest/crush/relationship, but the relationship definitely starts to change. Oliver has a lot of walls, but with the biggest wall down and that secret out there — even though he still has secrets from everyone — it allows Felicity to see Oliver more clearly. Now they can be a little bit more open with each other and that's bound to change something in their relationship.

On the return of The Huntress and where they places Smoak in the group dynamic.
EBR: How the Huntress comes back is a really fun and interesting episode. It's very action-packed. It was such a fun episode to shoot. I think Felicity is questioning her. She doesn't really understand who The Huntress is or where she came from. How does she know and I didn't know about her?! There's also the underlying fear because The Huntress is very intimidating.

Catch Arrow Wednesday at 8pm PST/EST on The CW.

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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: TV Guide
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IgnurRant - 2/20/2013, 11:03 AM
Olicity... lol
IgnurRant - 2/20/2013, 11:03 AM
Second!
JDUKE25 - 2/20/2013, 11:06 AM
Oh do people actually watch this?
GLprime2814 - 2/20/2013, 11:13 AM
This show is Great.
JerseyJoker - 2/20/2013, 11:23 AM
Who the hell created that image? It looks so amateur.
Shamo - 2/20/2013, 11:30 AM
Stephen Amell makes Tom Welling look like Al Pacino. Shit Series.
Rothwilder - 2/20/2013, 11:52 AM
I just don't understand how they will stretch this to two seasons. It's already kinda getting stale. I watch it when I get time, but I certainly am not DRAWN to have to watch every week like the Walking Dead.
Rothwilder - 2/20/2013, 11:53 AM
Only great part of it is Ollie's sister in short dress of the week :) Amazing legs.
GetsugaTensho22 - 2/20/2013, 11:58 AM
Personally, Walking Dead doesn't interest me at all.
I mean, i'm not comparing it to Arrow, but there are much better series out there.
Anyway, it/s a CW show and you HAVE to expect some teeny bopper elements in Arrow, BUT, all things considered, it's still a GREAT show! It's far better than Smallville.
And getting stale? Dude, the last 4 episodes alone have been more intense than what came before. it's getting more juiced up, if anything.
TheOzmaofOz - 2/20/2013, 12:01 PM
@Rothwilder

LOL, yeah. Like the Walking Dead which is really good or moving at a snails pace.
yingyangpalms - 2/20/2013, 12:13 PM
Arrow has been great but at times they move too fast. A series needs to sometimes make you want something awhile before giving it to you, if ever.
They may have revealed the Dark Archer's I.D. too quickly. They couldve had an intense guessing game going that wouldve been similar to what Stan Lee's Spider-Man may have been like before they revealed the Goblin's I.D.
I wasnt aware of Smoak having fans wanting more of her but they couldve played with that a bit maybe.
Perhaps we couldve see her trying to investigate Ollie without her intentions being clear as to what she would do if she discovered his secret.
DaCottDamnBatman - 2/20/2013, 12:14 PM
Maybe she'll be the one to start making his more tech arrows
miggyman24 - 2/20/2013, 12:21 PM
Good episode, just that they really need to make the villians memorble and stop killing them off like deadshot and firefly.
Rothwilder - 2/20/2013, 12:28 PM
Like i said....I watch it. Watched Smallville for 10 seasons too. Does not mean I can't want more for it.

I do want it to do well. Still watch Supernatural and I tell people all the time they should have ended it with the original 5 season arc that was written for it.
PsyGuy - 2/20/2013, 1:10 PM
The Chloe Sullivan of Arrow!
LP4 - 2/20/2013, 1:12 PM
I don't see how she's considered a "fan-favorite" ???
jojofmd - 2/20/2013, 1:42 PM
I'll preface and say, I loved Smallville for the most part, but hated Chloe after about the 3rd season. Felicity isn't and cannot be the "Chloe Sullivan of Arrow" She EXISTED IN THE COMICS. If anything, Diggle would better fit that "role" since his character was created for the show and named after one of writers of the Comic. Though Diggle is friggin awesome.
Kevinwillpeabodyproperties - 2/20/2013, 2:11 PM
the walking dead is the most anxiety provoking show on the face of the planet but it is incredible.

but i just can't watch it without feeling sickkkkkkkk lol

ll stick with arrow
Kevinwillpeabodyproperties - 2/20/2013, 2:12 PM
deashot isn't dead
ToddDamian - 2/20/2013, 2:40 PM
She's a fun character. I wonder how her and Huntress will play off of each other, and if this will bring her more into Ollie's world. Felicity and Laurel BFFs? Haha
blahblahboy - 2/20/2013, 3:20 PM
MY THEORY IS SHE WILL BECOME BLACK CANARY!
XavierLehnsherr - 2/20/2013, 4:59 PM
She's hot as f***.

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