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TV Line Interview With Katie

TV Line It’s good to be a bit bad, Katie Cassidy has come to realize during her latest Arrow run, as Earth-Two’s Laurel Lance aka Black Siren.

“Looking back, from when we started the pilot to the end of Season 4, I took it so seriously,” she candidly shares of her original stint on the CW drama. But as the onetime Black Canary’s unpredictable doppelganger, Cassidy has let herself let loose, and the result she says has “been a blast.”

During our recent visit to the Arrow set, TVLine sat with Cassidy to talk about the vexing guessing game “Evil” Laurel has been playing with “dad” Quentin, survey her alliance with Ricardo Diaz and ponder the idea of total redemption for that minx of a meta.

TVLINE | In this midseason stretch of episodes, you’ve had more to sink your teeth into — whereas at the start, Evil Laurel was kind of, like, just looking fierce and stuff, strutting, sneering…
…screaming….

TVLINE | Do you feel like these more recent episodes have given you so much more to work with?
Oh, yeah. Absolutely. It’s so funny — I literally just spoke to [co-showrunner] Marc Guggenheim about this, because as an actor I want to continue to be challenged or grow, creatively, and that’s what’s these writers literally did for me, from Season 1 to the end of 4, and then I came back a bit for 5 and now it’s 6…. I’ve been really fortunate, so I love it. It’s almost like the devil’s playground, is how I think of it.

TVLINE | Now we get to see Laurel’s wheels turning. One scene that stuck with me was when she was holed up in the cabin with Quentin (played by Paul Blackthorne), sitting on the couch, and then at one point you almost “flip a switch” and snark, “Thea’s right, Daddy” — and you realize she was playing him the whole time.
Right, right, right. I know what you’re talking about. The thing that I think is interesting about this character is I do feel like there is room for redemption in some aspect. However, we don’t know what her life has been like on Earth-Two; we know bits and pieces, and that’s what I think is interesting about playing this character, how we keep finding out more and more information.

I’ve built a backstory off of script analysis and character breakdown, and while it doesn’t always match up, that’s part of the fun of it, just creating and being able to play — and these writers and producers certainly have been willing to do that with me. This is the stuff I thrive off of. I just love strong female characters in general, not necessarily because, “She’s evil” or “Oh, because she’s good.” Yes, of course it’s fun to play evil, but it’s simply fun to play any different characters.

TVLINE | It’s fun just to play complicated…
Exactly. And that’s what’s cool about Earth-Two Laurel — she’s kind of a loose cannon. You don’t really know what she’s going to do.

TVLINE | Every time we start to think, “Hmm, maybe Quentin was right, maybe he’s getting to her,” the rug gets pulled right out from under us. That said, do you think that maybe there is a half of a half of a seed of something good inside this Laurel, that can be cultivated?
As I said before, I do think there’s room for redemption — although maybe, personally, I’m just too forgiving of a person. If someone killed [someone else], you can’t forgive that kind of stuff here on our Earth, but definitely I think there’s room for redemption. I think she has a lot of explaining to do and understanding, and yet…. She’s kind of a wild animal. It’s almost like inside of her there’s this wild animal in a cage that wants to come out, and she wants to let it out, but also I think that she’s sort of torn internally, because I don’t think she was born this way. I think things happened to her that made her this way.

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New Katie Interview

A new interview that Katie did at the Duch Comic Con has hit the web thanks to Films & Sterren, she talks about her fan’s and how she feel’s seeing them dress up as her, Skip to 5 min mark to see Katie’s part. On a side note I just LOVE Katie’s hair like this.

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Arrow Cast on Reaching 100 Episodes, Their Favorite Show Memories and More

During the Arrow 100th Episode Celebration, IGN spoke with some members from the cast plus show creators about the big episode plus what was their favorite Arrow from the show so far. You can read Katie’s parts bellow!

What it Feels Like to Hit Episode 100

Katie Cassidy (“Laurel Lance/Black Canary”): It’s been a really long journey but a really wonderful one. It’s been a growing process and a learning process. We’ve been lucky and I appreciate every second of it. Especially for me and my character, I think the writers wrote really well for me and gave me a lot to do and a lot to play with. I’ve been constantly challenged.

Favorite Arrow Memories

Katie Cassidy: The scene in Season 2 when Laurel puts the Black Canary jacket on for the first time, obviously. And I feel like the overall arc for me and my character has been so well written and again, they gave me somewhere to go and something I could really sink my teeth into. I just think, overall I’m really happy about it. There’s a moment in Season 3 where my character, she’s gone through so much, and finally her and Felicity have a moment together and Emily [Bett Rickards] is one of my best friends and I just remember us together on screen and connecting as actors. It was just a nice, beautiful moment. And I feel like it lifted me up.

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Katie Talk’s To SittingPrettyStyling

Katie has done a interview with SittingPrettyStyling taking about TKC.

First, let me say I cannot believe I had the opportunity to interview Katie Cassidy. One minute I’m at work writing a pitch, the next minute I’m on a phone call with Arrow’s Katie Cassidy. As a publicist, I work with a lot of reporters, so hopefully I channeled them well and didn’t sound like a total fan girl.

Katie is an amazing actress who also happens to be the other half to the blog, Tomboy KC. I got to sit down with Katie on how she maintains a top blog while working on a hit TV show and still finding time to do amazing things like be a spokesperson for Fresh Step and their Hot-to-Adopt campaign.

Stephanie: How did you come up with the name “Tomboy KC” and the focus of your blog?
Katie: It first started with my best friend Lynsey [Eaton] who was a lawyer and before I started shooting Arrow. We bonded over Barney’s, shopping, fashion and she used to have her own blog. My style is pretty tomboy, hers more ladylike, we balanced each other out. We would help each other, switch clothing essentially swapping clothes, raiding each others closets. We realized this is something a lot of people could identify with. The name came about because of my style. The [blog] is all about being comfy in your skin; not so much about trends but rather what we think is cool and being comfortable with who you are and what you wear.

S: I love that you’re both an actress and a blogger! As a full-time publicist and blogger myself, it’s sometimes so hard to manage both. What’s the best piece of advice you can give to an aspiring blogger who also acts/works full time and may not want or be able to give up their full-time job?
K: I look at blogging as a hobby, you have to have time for yourself. My blog is a creative outlet that I get to do with my best friend! Between working I get a day that’s completely different where I get to brainstorm, write and escape.

S: Do you think working with a partner makes blogging easier?
K: 100%! Again, blogging for me is not necessarily a job; first we used to talk about all of these ideas, now we just write about them.

S: What do you consider is the most important part about having personal style?
K: Being comfortable within your own skin, having confidence; what you wear is a reflection of who you are. Confidence and the way you carry yourself.

S: What kind of opportunities have opened up for you as a blogger that you couldn’t have done before?
K: Being more a part of the fashion world. We got to collaborate and create reading glasses with glasses.com. I get to spend time on fashion, [attending] shows and learning a lot about designing. I learned about details and it taught me about incorporating this into the characters I portray. Wardrobe is a huge part of it, you have to know everything about your character, including what they would wear.

S: What are you 5 favorite fashion staples you can’t live without?
K: My leather jacket, boyfriend jeans, Equipment button down, Celine bag and my thigh highs, Christian Louboutin classic pumps and Converse.

They say if you do what you love you’ll never have to work a day in your life. I’m calling bull****; you’ll have to work, you’ll just enjoy it. Keep reaching for the moon, eventually you’ll get there. Until next time!

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Interview: Katie Cassidy on NYFW #Hot2Adopt Feline Fashion Show & The Modern Cat Lady

This past week I was lucky enough to catch Katie Cassidy, star of CW’s Arrow and The Flash, between shows and speak to her about her NYFW Hot to Adopt Feline Fashion Show and Lounge with Fresh Step. In addition to a feline-inspired fashion show, complete with cats on the runway, the Hot to Adopt lounge also offered attendees an exclusive opportunity to adopt their very own feline right there!

The NYC Talon: Can you tell me a little bit about your Hot to Adopt Feline Fashion Lounge with Fresh Step, what can we expect?
Katie Cassidy: Yes, so you can expect feline inspired looks which I think is fun. I’ll be hosting the Hot to Adopt Feline Fashion event and fashion show with Fresh Step and I think it’ll be fun, I think it’ll be interesting. Obviously it’s for a good cause and you can actually purchase this shirt [pictured above, more details below] at freshsteps.com and part of it will go toward helping cat shelters all over the country, which is such a great cause and I’m excited to do it. I’m excited to see what people will wear, and actually we’ll be having cats walking down the runway which will be fun, yeah it’ll be very cute.

TNT: So I saw your post on TKC [Katie’s blog, post seen here], are cat ears something we’re going to see on the runway?
KC: Yeah, I certainly think so, I probably will wear some. I know there’ll be cat accessories that are very feline inspired, and it’ll be fun to bring that sort of awareness to people and get rid of that sort of crazy cat lady stigma. So we’ll be taking fashion and felines and sort of turning that stigma around. I actually just bought this clutch will a little cat face, it’s very cute.

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Katie Talk’s About Her Love For Cat’s At The Hot2Adopt Event

Katie did a interview with Revelist during the Hot To Adopt that she was the host of, In it she talk’s about her love for cat’s

“Growing up, I’ve always been more of a dog lover,” Cassidy told Revelist. “And a year ago, I got Kizu, a little rag doll.”

“Obviously I think it’s really important to adopt cats, dogs, animals in general. But then I learned that there’s actually around 3 million cats in shelters, and it just broke my heart.”

“Dogs are more hands-on. Finding a forever home for my cat didn’t change my lifestyle that much. Obviously, when I travel, I make sure someone’s taking care of [Kizu], but it’s not a difficult thing.”

“If anything, it’s nice to have a little friend to greet me when I come home.”

“I love that designers are incorporating cats into different clothing [and] just making it part of a positive thing,” Cassidy told Revelist.

“I think cats are cool. I think they’re all the rage right now, and I hope they stay that way. Hopefully we do change [the cat lady] stigma.”

Katie Melty Interview From SHC2

When Katie was at the SHC2 con last month she did some interviews there and one of them has come out at last. This one is with Melty and in it she talk’s about her death on Arrow and what it felt like to find out it was her, and on the possibility of see her again on one of the DC shows.

Next Level Interview With Katie Cassidy (Video)

The Next Level got to interview Katie at Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, She talked about Arrow, getting killed off and if she is coming back.

Our own Ben Beck had an opportunity to spend a few minutes with Arrow’s Katie Cassidy aka Laurel Lance. Katie was a joy to talk to and we thank here for the time she gave us out of her busy convention schedule.

Katie Interview: Talks Laurel Lance’s Journey, Hope for More Black Siren

When it comes to playing a superhero on television there really is no better job. For Katie Cassidy, it was literally a dream come true to get to portray the iconic Black Canary on Arrow for four seasons.

While Laurel Lance met a tragic end last season on Arrow, her death was met with fan outrage and sadness at her character’s surprising end. But Laurel’s presence will forever live on in the hearts of the audience, the show, and in the actress herself.

“It was like a dream come true,” Cassidy told us of playing Black Canary. “It was such an honor to be asked to do that. The fact that the fans responded so well was such a big payoff. This part of my life is certainly something I’ll never forget. Black Canary will live on within me forever, and I’m grateful for every moment of it.”

But the beauty about the Arrowverse is that no one is really dead – unless sadly you’re Tommy Merlyn. With the universe expanding as it has with The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, there are different elements at play that make it possible for characters that we’ve lost to return. Arrow has flashbacks, The Flash introduced dopplegangers, and Legends of Tomorrow has the ability to travel to different time periods. Basically the possibilities are endless. As well are the possibilities of Cassidy’s return.

Cassidy was invited to The Flash last season to portray Laurel Lance’s Earth-2 doppleganger Black Siren in the show’s penultimate episode. The hour allowed Cassidy to explore her character is an entirely new way as she went from Black Canary the hero to Black Siren the villain. But who doesn’t love to play the villain?

“Playing the villain was so fun,” she said. “Obviously it’s a different show. The Flash is lighter. It was flattering to be asked to portray Laurel on Earth-2, Black Siren.”

With Black Siren being introduced on The Flash, it allowed Laurel’s doppleganger to have a supersonic scream – a real Canary Cry – given that on that Earth she is a metahuman. We got to see an entirely different side to the character as she partnered with the villainous Zoom.

But given the last we saw of Black Siren on The Flash she was locked away in the pipeline, there’s definitely a very real possibility we’ll see her character in the future.

“Hopefully we’ll get to see more of her,” Cassidy said.

In the Arrowverse, anything is possible.

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(Video) Katie Cassidy on Amazon’s Style Code Live

Katie was yesterday on Amazon’s Style Code Live, where she spoke about TomboyKC fashion and beauty tips! You can watch the interview bellow, a big thank you to Beat Things for uploading the video!

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Catching Up With Cybersmile Ambassador Katie Cassidy

We know that you are an actress, but you also have a blog (TomboyKC.com) that you started with your best friend – can you tell us a bit about that please?

We at TomboyKC are focussed on style that is, well, personal. It’s a place for the smart, opinionated, and occasionally sarcastic to join together to talk about the little things while celebrating our differences. We are self proclaimed nomads, and we aren’t travelling for work or buying 2 of everything, you’ll find Lynsey on her couch and myself at the gym, then us together on Lynsey’s couch. Usually reading up on current events, while eating pizza and drinking champagne in men’s pajamas.

What made you want to get involved with Cybersmile?

I was bullied in grade school and I had a really hard time dealing with it. Being bullied is something I can relate to. Today, I believe it is important that we educate our children how important their developing years are, so they understand the effects that cyberbullying can have. (Here is the announcement of Katie becoming an Official Cybersmile Ambassador in case you missed it!)

Do you think social media is a blessing or a curse?

I have a love/hate relationship with social media. Social media has done wonderful things for people. For example, a few months back, Stephen Amell and I learned that our dear friends son went missing 12 years ago. We were so sad in hearing this news we started feeding information about our friends son through our social media platforms. Because of social media, I’m happy to report that he’s reconnected with his boy!
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Katie Cassidy On Laurel’s Future, Getting Back With Oliver, And The Grave.

And here is part three of ComicBook.com interview with Katie, This one is about What’s coming up for Laurel and who is in the grave.

Katie Cassidy has been an essential part of Team Arrow since the earliest days of the show. Her Laurel Lance has not only dated the Arrow himself but she has risen to show off her own form of heroics and mentored her sister down a similar path.

CB: Do you think we might ever, before the show’s end, see Laurel and Oliver get back together?
KC: I don’t know. It’s television, anything can happen. I definitely think there’s space for it, and room for it, if that were to happen. I don’t know what would happen to Laurel and Felicity’s friendship. I don’t know. I have no idea. Again, it’s television, and if they decide to go for that, awesome.

During the Arrow/Flash crossover, when you were reading the script for that, this is probably a while back for you, but what was your thought when you got to the script page that just said, ‘And now everybody dies’?
I didn’t really … It’s funny because, I guess if we weren’t shooting … With the crossover, I was shooting episode 7, 8, 9 and 10, while we were shooting episode 7. So I was actually shooting scenes from four episodes, and so I knew, obviously, that that wasn’t the case. I wasn’t too worried about it. However, reading the crossover script, I remember reading it and just being like, oh my God, how the hell are we doing to do this? It’s huge.

Getting through it … I think everyone got sick during this, because it takes so much time and energy, and what we do, you can’t really explain it to anyone, you kind of have to be it. It’s definitely exhausting, but I have to say, 100% fulfilling and well worth it, because the fans love it so much, and obviously, we like to make them happy. It does make our job that much easier, to go in every day knowing that people are responding to it and loving it. We’re having so much fun, and the fact that people watch, and have so much fun watching it, it makes it all worth it. Having said that, we’re definitely excited when we get through it, and we’re back to our normal schedule.
We’re like, boom! I don’t know how we just did that, but now back to … It’s not as hectic, and not everyone’s sick and shooting four episodes all at once. It’s all good.

Speaking of that response from people, I’ll tell you something. Every time I talk to anybody who’s in movies, TV shows, I put out a call for questions on Twitter, and when I put out the call for questions with this interview, I think it was hands-down the biggest response I’ve ever seen. You guys definitely get that response.
Oh, really? That’s awesome. We have an amazing fan base. Most loyal, good fan base. They’re comic book fans, and, you know, respect. Awesome.

Agreed. Anyway! In the midseason premiere, Laurel found out about Quentin and Donna’s little romance. What are her thoughts on her father dating someone, let alone Donna Smoak, which, she does find out in tonight’s premiere?
I think she’s definitely caught off-guard when she sort of walks into it, when she’s not expecting it. I also, having said that, believe that she’s really happy for her father. As hard as it is to see your father with another woman, who isn’t your mother, I think that Laurel is mature enough to handle it, and strong enough to handle it, especially it being Felicity’s mother … Laurel loves Felicity, and they’re friends. I think that it’s kind of good for her. She’s going to see it for what it is, and be supportive of whatever makes her father happy.

Awesome. My two final questions here, what can you tease about the future of Laurel Lance’s story line? And do you know who’s in the grave?
Well, the thing that I thought was so great about this year, and continue to do so, is that we see Laurel a lot stronger, and along with fighting when she goes out there as The Black Canary, we see her more polished, we see her more … professional. She’s in training, and fighting. I feel as if she’s become a lot stronger emotionally as well. I think that continues to go that direction. I feel like she’s the backbone for a lot of these characters, and she tries to see the best in people, and she is a strong woman, and I love that. I think that we continue to see more of that. I think you’ll see someone come along who you don’t necessarily expect Laurel to embrace, and she does. Having said that, that’s all I can tell you.

Interesting.
There’s a lot of ups and downs. I don’t know what’s going to happen at the end of the season, but up to where we’re at, I think it’s cool to see somebody overcome so much, and go through such pain, and to come out the other end.

Cool, cool. And finally, does Katie Cassidy know who’s in the grave?
Katie does not know who’s in the grave, no.

Oh, wow! They keep you in the dark.
I don’t know!

Well, let’s hope it’s not you!
You know, it’s television, but I certainly hope it’s not me either.

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