Jessica De Gouw Talks More About Her Role As 'Huntress' In ARROW

This Wednesday, 'Huntress' makes her small screen debut in a Geoff Johns penned episode of the CW's Arrow. Jessica De Gouw will be playing Helena Bertinell, a.k.a. 'Huntress', and talks here about costumes, comic book and more! Check it out.

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"There are hints of purple in most things," the actress told IGN TV about the decision to give all of her outfits a running theme in order to tie in with the costume that the character wears in the comic books. "Just a little dab here and there. Just to suggest the right things. But it’s definitely part of the costumes." As for the challenges which come with taking on such a role, she said, "It’s challenging for me because I play Helena and the Huntress and I have to be able to hold my own regarding the duality of the role. I have to be able to kick butt and all of that." Of course, fans are perhaps most excited about seeing the dynamic between De Gouw's Helena Bertinell and title character, Oliver Queen. Teasing that the she arrives "with a punch", the actress added, "There’s something very similar about them. And I think that’s where the attraction comes from. They find something they can relate to and appreciate. And I don’t think the rest of the world necessarily gets it all the time. It’s just sort of an instant recognition maybe... of something pretty cool."

Some fans may also be relieved to know that De Gouw made sure to check out the source material after nabbing the role in the CW series and took a lot of inspiration from the comic books. "I went back to the comics. I think the comics are the best place to start. That’s where it originated. That’s what the fans want to see. That’s what I wanted to go for. I don’t think it helps to impersonate someone else who’s already done it perhaps. Because this isn’t like anything else. It looks different and it feels different. And it’s a different tone. She’s pretty ruthless. She’s certainly not as controlled as she possibly could be. I mean, she’s a vigilante of sorts and in her own head she justifies the choices she makes. It’s born out of the relationship with her family and her father and rectifying the wrongs that were done there. So that’s where it all comes from." For more, be sure to click on the link at the bottom of the page to read the interview in full. Are you looking forward to seeing Jessica De Gouw's debut as 'Huntress' tomorrow? Be sure to sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!


Source: IGN TV
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marvel72 - 11/27/2012, 8:13 AM
i've given up with this show,its only a little bit better than smallville.
ScabbyJ - 11/27/2012, 8:39 AM
She looks nothing like the incredibly sexy Huntress from the comics.

I don't get this "lets change everybody to fit in reality" angle anymore. Real life costumed heroes don't look like this, have they seen Phoenix Jones? It's okay to have bright colors and sharp dominos. It's okay. Can't be any less believable than a guy running around with a bow and arrows, fighting organized crime.
armagedom - 11/27/2012, 8:58 AM
i agree 100% with Scabsallover and marvel72
by the way WB SUCKS!!
marvel72 - 11/27/2012, 9:03 AM
@ nomis

i just find the show bit cheesy & badly acted in places,i was only watching the show for the violence,the women & deathstroke & i've seen him now.
jimpinto24 - 11/27/2012, 9:35 AM
I don't like the way Marc & Andrew ripped off Chris Nolan's Catwoman look. But overall, I'm still excited about the debut of The Huntress!
BackwardGalaxy - 11/27/2012, 10:05 AM
I stuck with Smallville for 10 years because I'm a Superman fan... and that is the ONLY reason I put myself through that hell. I watched the pilot for Arrow and I just can't do it anymore. Nonstarter for me.
ShadesAtKnightII - 11/27/2012, 11:34 AM
This show is ten times better than Smallville.
JoseTheKingOfTheNorth - 11/27/2012, 12:34 PM
The show is really good... But not better than Smallville! Blasphemy...
Pooh - 11/27/2012, 3:33 PM
She looks a tad pregnant in the trench coat. Otherwise it looks cool.
AtomicChipmunk - 11/27/2012, 3:39 PM
Ten times better than Smallville?

10 x 0 = 0 :P
mgeoff88 - 11/27/2012, 8:07 PM
I think she'll be bad ass. I've been looking forward to this episode.
mob7medina - 11/28/2012, 3:26 AM
I actually like this show a bit cheesy at times and I really wish Ollie would just wear the damn mask already but an ok show nontheless and I think keep it more like the comic than coopying the reality theme from Nolans batman Movies would be better...

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