Category: Capital One Café

Katie Cassidy talks Capital One, Heroes & Villains, PS4

fansided.com – FanSided had an opportunity to speak with Arrow star Katie Cassidy about her Capital One partnership, meeting fans at conventions, and PS4’s Hidden Agenda.
FanSided recently met up with Katie Cassidy to discuss her new Capital One partnership, meeting fans at Nashville’s Heroes & Villains Convention this weekend, and her first role in a PlayStation 4 game in Hidden Agenda.

FanSided.com – Nir Regev: What made you want to be part of this Capital One bank partnership?
Katie Cassidy: The campaign felt like a great marriage with the idea of a financial super hero and me playing a super hero on television … And a super villain! I think part of it was Capital One learning about my story. There’s a bit of a misconception when people think about me because I come from this family of entertainers. People assume that this career was given to me, served to me. It was actually quite the opposite; I didn’t meet my father until I was in fourth grade. At 18, my biological father and I, we became friends. He was a good person to talk to for advice, career wise.

When I was 17-18, he said, “If you want to act, that’s great. But we’re not going to help you. You’re on your own if you want to move out.” I was pissed then because I was 17-18 and probably just a rebellious girl. So, I was like, “Okay fine. He’s out.” I left home, and I still think back to that era. There were only one or two times that I ever actually asked my mother to buy me groceries. I had to learn things on my own. I see myself as The Balanced Optimist, on my super hero financial side.

I learned how to balance a checkbook on my own, and I think that’s what awesome about this Capital One campaign. They’re bringing people together to talk about what is normally an uncomfortable topic. They have money coaches who are also really like life coaches. They’re professionals that can really guide your financial dreams, and it’s great to have that base all over the nation.

FS: You’re going to be at the Heroes and Villains Convention in Nashville this weekend. What does it mean to you as an actress to get to meet fans of your characters?
Katie Cassidy: It’s incredible! I love doing the conventions! It’s so cool when I get to meet fans in-person and get real face-to-face time. It occured to me recently when I was coming out of an interview that to fans I’m like the stewardess of the character, almost. Like a middleman. Their connection through me is the closest thing to the character, and it’s a big role. Big shoes to fill! We have the best fans in the world, such loyal, awesome people. I love it!

FS: Last year, you got to be the lead in your first PlayStation game, Hidden Agenda. What was the experience like? Would you do it again?
Katie Cassidy: It was awesome! Would I do it again, YES! I’m a total geek when it comes to gaming. I totally geeked out when I got to play Becky (Marney) in Hidden Agenda. I love playing Call of Duty, I play online on Twitch sometimes. I’m into Destiny, Uncharted, I got to play the new one (The Lost Legacy) recently with the two badass chicks. I started back in the day with Mortal Kombat and Duke Nukem. I love games!

Click On The Link At The Top To Real The Rest

Katie On Chicago Now

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


003.jpg 009.jpg 

External Photo Links:

Katie Talk’s With Business First AM

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.

003.jpg 009.jpg 

External Photo Links:

Katie Talk’s With “Fox29” April 27th, 2018

There’s no better way to celebrate National Superhero Day than to take part in the Financial Superpower Campaign. They teach you how to gain financial confidence and actress Katie Cassidy tells you all about it.

Katie Talk’s With “News 8” April 27th, 2018

The big news is Katie said that “Grace” will be out at the end of this year! So yay two Katie movies in one year.

We are just a day away from National Superhero Day, and the CW has you covered!

Katie Cassidy, actress and co-star of Arrow joined Morning Extra to discuss what it is like playing a superhero and to talk about a new superheroes campaign.

The CW San Diego – News 8

003.jpg 009.jpg 

External Photo Links:

Katie Talk’s With “The Rhode Show” April 27th, 2018

Katie Cassidy teams up with Capital One to help folks with their finances.
The Rhode Show is WPRI 12’s daily lifestyle show for having fun, eating well, and living life.

003.jpg 009.jpg 

External Photo Links:

Capital One Financial Superpower Café Campaign Launch

Today is National Superhero Day and Katie has a big surprise for us, as she has teamed up with Capital One to open the Capital One Café to help people with Capital One Money Coaching and ongoing Money Workshops. Katie was in New York all yesterday doing press for the launch and some photos of Katie doing press are now up in the gallery. If you would like to find out more about the Capital One Café you can click HERE for these official website.

External Photo Links:

Katie Talk’s About Financial Superpower Experience

People.co Five months after his death, Katie Cassidy is opening up about the loss of her father David Cassidy.

“Obviously, it’s been a tough year,” Katie, 31, told PEOPLE on Friday. “That’s a given. But if anything, I have to say, I always try and look for some sort of silver lining in situations like that — and I guess it’s nice that it really brought my family together.”

“Even though the loss of my father was hard, it really brought my uncles, myself and my brother back together,” added the Arrow star. “I think that’s the silver lining.”

The Partridge Family star died of organ failure on Nov. 21 at the age of 67. He had been in intensive care since he was hospitalized for liver and kidney failure the week prior. But according to Katie, his legacy lives in on in her day-to-day life.

“He left me with really great advice. He was like: ‘Don’t ever stop going to class. That’s where you should put your money,’ ” said Katie. “And that’s what I do, and I’ve been able to go from nothing to where I am today and it’s built confidence and self-esteem.”

It was Katie’s “hard work pays off” attitude that led her to partner with Capital One to launch the company’s Financial Superpower Experience tied to National Superhero Day on Saturday. The experience — a four-paged comic of high-tech posters, developed by animation and superhero industry veterans — aims to delve into the strengths, weaknesses, struggles and goals of financial management in a fun, interactive way.

While discussing the partnership at the Capital One Flagship in Manhattan’s Union Square, Katie — who grew up estranged from her father and was raised by her mother, former model Sherry Williams, and her stepfather, Richard Benedon — pointed out that many fans might not realize that her success is self-made. (As previously reported, Cassidy left $150,000 worth of assets to his only son, Beau, 27, and granted his music memorabilia to his three half-siblings. Katie was left out of the will, though it’s important to note that it was drafted in 2004 and the father-daughter duo had an up-and-down relationship.)

“I feel like there’s this preconceived notion that I come from a family of wealth and celebrity, the Cassidys, so I think people have this misconception of myself when the reality is that I actually didn’t grow up with my biological father,” she said. “I didn’t know him until I was in fourth grade, and then he became a good friend of mine. But I grew up with my mom and my stepdad and my sisters.”

Click here to Read More!