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Hello and Welcome to Katie Cassidy Online the longest running fansite dedicated to the talented acctress Katie Cassidy Rodgers. She’s probably most known for her roles as Laurel Lance in the CW serie Arrow and all its spin offs, as the talented Ella Simms in the remake of Melrose Place and her for her film work as the lovable Emma in 2011 Monte Carlo and showing her diverse performanc as Suki in 2014 The Scribbler. Our aim is to provide you with all the latest news, images, career updates and other relevant information regarding Katie as they happen. For the last 10 years we have been striving to make KCO the best online fansite for Katie and all her fans all around the world and we will keep on doing this for the next 10 years - Abby

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21 July 2019

Entertainment Tonight With The Cast Of Arrow Comic Con 2019

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ET sat down with the cast of ‘Arrow’ at Comic-Con 2019, where they opened up about the eighth and final season.

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21 July 2019

Extratv With The Cast Of Arrow Comic Con 2010

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“Extra” sat down with the cast of “Arrow” at the 2019 Comic-Con International: San Diego, which was their last appearance as a cast.

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20 July 2019

Katie On Entertainment Weekly Comic Con 2019

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The big news is out that this coming season Katie will make her directing debut on Arrow.

The end of the CW’s Arrow will also mark a new beginning: star Katie Cassidy Rodgers, who plays Laurel (in multiple incarnations) on the series, will make her directorial debut with an episode of the show’s eighth and final season.

Star Stephen Amell let the news slip to EW’s Chancellor Agard when he, Rodgers, and more members of the cast visited the EW video studio at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday morning. The new role has been long in the works for the actress: “Throughout the years I always have wanted to, and I just started shadowing more and shadowing more, and I recently did the Warner Bros. directors’ program, which was incredible,” Rodgers said. “It’s going to be fun. I can’t wait to direct all you!”

Rodgers isn’t the only CW actor to take her first turn helming an episode this year; Supergirl star Melissa Benoist will also make her directorial debut on her show’s upcoming fifth season, and Caity Lotz will do the same on Legends of Tomorrow’s fifth.

The stars of Arrow will take the stage at Comic-Con for the last time Saturday afternoon, and are savoring the superhero drama’s final run. “I just hope people enjoy the ride on the last season,” Amell said. “The first seven episodes leading into the crossover feel like we’re playing our greatest hits, so to speak, and alluding to memorable moments in the series.”

“It feels like almost a tribute, in a way, the entire season,” Rodgers echoed him. “And each episode I think is going to feel like a miniature movie.”

For more from the cast of Arrow, check out the video above. And keep checking back for more coverage of San Diego Comic-Con!


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14 April 2019

American actress Katie Cassidy dishes on her fate on ‘Arrow’

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Black Canary and Black Siren actress Katie Cassidy was quizzed about a possible spin-off

What will be Katie Cassidy’s fate on the hit DC series ‘Arrow’?

As the penultimate season seven draws to a close in May, fans have speculated about whether Cassidy, who has played Laurel Lance, Black Canary and Black Siren in the series, would be killed off yet again, or whether she will return to season eight, or even get her own spin-off show.

Speaking onstage at the Middle East Film and Comic Con, Cassidy said she would be onboard with a spin-off.

Sitting down with Gulf News tabloid!, the actress was vague but teased big things to come: “We’re doing our [eighth and] final season of ‘Arrow’, which will take us to November. I can’t say more yet, until I get the showrunners’ thumbs up, but there’s some pretty exciting things coming up for me.”

Cassidy was also quizzed on upcoming episode ‘Lost Canary’, airing on April 15, at a panel.

“I like my job, I don’t want to say anything I can’t say and I don’t want to get killed again! They’ve killed me off and brought me back twice already. It’s awesome,” the actress joked.

“It’s a big episode, I think that you will find out a lot about Black Siren and her backstory, but they also leave it open to potentially exploring more of that, potentially in season eight, but it’s a huge episode. It’s fun,” added Cassidy.

On which of the many iterations of her character she’s enjoyed most, Cassidy said: “It’s a tough question because I feel very close to those characters. Starting off with Laurel and Black Canary, she was all about doing things the right way, full-heartedly… When my character in season two hit rock bottom and came out on the other side and then transformed into a superhero — it was amazing. As an actor, I loved it… Once they killed me off, and they brought me back as Black Siren… I’ve had so much fun playing that character because she’s wild. I felt like there was no boundaries.”

Cassidy explained that she does character backstories based on script analysis, and sometimes even journals as her characters. She compared playing ordinary, everyday roles to embodying characters who already exist in superhero universes and have the “best fans in the world”.

“It’s definitely a little bit more tricky when you have these hardcore fans that have expectations, and I want to do the character Black Canary and Black Siren as much justice as possible, and be as authentic as possible,” said Cassidy.

“It also is kind of freeing, when [on the other hand] you get to create this character that doesn’t exist until a certain film or television show [and] you can pick and choose based off script analysis how you are going to bring the character to life. So, it’s a little bit more restrictive, it’s a bit of pressure, but I think I’ve done an okay job,” she added.

Cassidy recalled being on another big set as socialite student Juliet Sharp years ago — ‘Gossip Girl’.

“We shot in New York, and when you’re shooting on the streets of New York, by the way, FYI for everyone, it’s not illegal for paparazzi to be on set next to the camera while you’re shooting a scene. You can hear the clicks and they’re just right in your face, but they’re legally allowed to be there. That was a bit overwhelming,” said Cassidy.

“In ‘Gossip Girl’, New York was a character itself, in a way, and so it drew a lot of fans, a lot of attention, but it was cool, because it forced me — you have to stay focused and you have to stay present in the scene,” she said.

  

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13 April 2019

MEFCC 2019: ‘Arrow’ star Katie Cassidy on her scream of a career

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the national – Arrow star Katie Cassidy has taken her early career status as a “scream queen” to quite literal levels with her role in the CW’s DC adaptation. Her early years in movies were marked by a number of appearances in horror movies including the 2006 Canadian cult hit Black Christmas and the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Having established herself as a metaphorical scream queen in such slasher staples, she took things a stage further in 2012 – her Arrow character Black Canary, aka Laurel Lance, is a superhero whose most powerful weapon is an awesome sonic scream that can destroy objects and even kill. I ask Cassidy whether she had long harboured a desire to base her career on being “the screamy lady”.

“I didn’t know early on in my career, I just looked for projects that were character-driven,” the actress laughs. “When Arrow came along I did want to do action, so I looked into the character of the Black Canary and observed some of her characteristics in the comics, so obviously I knew screaming was going to be an aspect, but it wasn’t a planned thing.”

In fact, Cassidy reveals that she actually does very little screaming on the set of the long-running show, which saw her killed off in season four, only to be brought back in season six as Canary’s doppelganger from an alternate universe, Black Siren.

“When my character first evolved into The Black Canary, I was thinking a lot about how to do it,” she reveals. “We were shooting a lot outside at night, and when I had to scream for the very first time I thought, first of all, how are my vocal chords going to hold up to this, and second, am I going to wake up the whole neighbourhood? So I chose to keep it like a silent scream and we add it in post. It was the only way I could do it without destroying my voice.”

Cassidy also admits that when she learned her character was being written out of the show in season four, she didn’t take it too well.

“I didn’t know until two episodes before that I was going to be the one to die. It was hard. I’d put my soul into the show, blood, sweat and tears. Of course I was professional and I’d always support the show, but I was really sad. I get why they did it. As a producer or writer, killing one of the main characters off serves as a jumping-off point for the other characters, but I didn’t like it.”

Fortunately for the star, after less than a one-season break, the show’s writers clearly felt their shrill-voiced heroine was not so disposable. They took viewers to “Earth 2″, from whence Black Siren travelled to our own world to fill in for the missing Canary, first in season two of The Flash, and then in some episodes of season five of Arrow. Cassidy returned to the full cast for season six.

This in itself presented a challenge for the actress. Although Siren looks like the Canary, and has similar powers and skillsets, she’s a very different personality.

While the Canary version of Lance is a crime fighter, Siren is less morally pure, while her relationships with the show’s other characters have changed, too.

“It was strange. I recall season six, I think, I was doing scenes with Paul Blackthorne who plays my father, and we were so used to playing this father and daughter dynamic, and when I started playing scenes with him as Black Siren it was confusing,” she says. “We were both confused because she’s from Earth 2, and her father looks like Quentin, but he’s not Quentin. It’s complicated, but it’s interesting.”

Finally, following the critical and commercial success of Shazam in theatres, I ask Cassidy if she thinks we can expect to see more of DC’s less well-known characters joining the main Worlds of DC cinema universe, perhaps including her as Black Canary, or indeed Siren.

“It’s an interesting idea. I don’t feel that there are any rules whether it’s TV or film,” she says. “I would love to be involved. Maybe it’s time for a Black Canary film – it’s a time for women right now and I think it would be really interesting. I don’t know if that makes sense to Warner Bros, but I’d love to do it.”

02 June 2018

Katie Cassidy Talks Arrow, Her Love of Catwoman, And SheThority

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comicbook.com -On April 27th Capital One launched their Financial Superpower Experience. The initiative aims to educate people about their financial stresses, goals, and problems through a fun, interactive exhibit featuring some killer superhero designs. No superhero-themed launch event would be complete without a real-life superhero on site, and Capital One made sure it had that base covered. Katie Cassidy of Arrow spent the day at the event, which took place less than 24 hours after shooting for Arrow Season 6 wrapped. Cassidy has been a part of the show from day one, playing Laurel Lance/Black Canary as well as the supervillain Black Siren. Since we love them so much here at Geek, I thought it’d be a great opportunity to talk about superheroes. Specifically what they mean to their fans, and what they mean to the people who play them. Cassidy was warm and candid as we discussed Black Canary, ramen noodles, and of course, cats.

So I’m going to start out with a question I’m sure you’ve been asked before: Were you into superheroes when you were a kid?
I was a fan of Catwoman. But Michelle Pfieffer Catwoman especially. Phenomenal.

Who did you look up to as a hero when you were growing up?
In terms of like, providing financial guidance it was actually my grandmother. She was very encouraging towards saving and big on saving up for buying a home which I appreciate. She kind of showed me, guided me through because at 17, 18 my parents were like, ‘Great, if you wanna pursue acting you’re on your own. Good luck with that.’ I think there’s a misinterpretation of where I come from and what family I come from and actually what my upbringing was. It’s very different than what people think. So I moved out when I was 18. I had a couple of thousand dollars to my name. It was a lot of trial and error, and I definitely learned the hard way and went through a short period where I had to ask my mom for groceries. That was about all they were willing to help with. A lot of Top Ramen.

Yeah, I know that life.
Well, don’t worry. It gets better, but I think everybody has to do it.

It builds character.
It builds character, and it also makes you appreciate it more.

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01 May 2018

Katie On Chicago Now

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Kaite did a little interview with Chicago Now Capital One Financial Superpower Café Campaign Launch.


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01 May 2018

Katie Talk’s With Business First AM

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One more interview Katie did as part of the Capital One Financial Superpower Café Campaign Launch has come out this one for Business First AM.

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25 April 2018

Katie’s Bad Bridesmaid Experience

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Fashionista While they may seem to lead exceptionally glamorous lives, celebrities and fashion editors willingly (or not) sign up for bridesmaid duty for their friends and families just like us. Their responsibilities may entail planning a classy shower and debauched bachelorette party, champagne-fueled wedding gown shopping, helping a the bride go to the bathroom on the big day (been there, twice) and, of course, wearing the mandated bridesmaid dress.

These days, bridesmaid dress options run the gamut of styles (and, thankfully, price points), but a wardrobe malfunctions, inclement weather-induced debacles and other sartorial disasters are still very possible. But hey, it all leads to a fun story to share, as model Shanina Shaik, “Arrow” actress and Tomboy KC co-founder Katie Cassidy, “Dynasty” costume designer Meredith Markworth-Pollack (who, fun fact, ended up recycling her friend’s Vera Wang wedding dress on “Reign”) and more fashion people, happily did below. They’ll all agree that the humorous-in-retrospect moment was worth it to celebrate a loved one’s special day. Well… most of them.

KATIE CASSIDY, ACTRESS, ‘ARROW,’ AND CO-FOUNDER, TOMBOY KC
“I was a bridesmaid at my sister’s wedding in Mexico. One of her best friends was reading this beautiful poem during the ceremony and it was so windy. The poor girl. Her whole dress flew up — it was almost like the Marilyn Monroe-effect — in the middle of the ceremony. She didn’t know how to stop it and it was really awkward, so I just ran up behind her and put my hands down and grabbed her legs, so she could get through without being exposed everyone. It was kind of chaotic but it was fun.”

20 April 2018

TV Line Interview With Katie

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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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18 April 2018

New Katie Interview

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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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30 November 2016

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

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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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