This past weekend, the Arrow
cast, including Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, David Ramsey and Manu Bennett, headed from Vancouver to Chicago to meet with fans at the Walker Stalker Con.
Check out some of the highlights from their packed panel.
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Spoiler Alert: There are a few minor Arrow spoilers from the panel.
"You can't wear a shirt and do the salmon ladder. The shirt gets in the way." - Stephen Amell
"I thought she was really interesting. I thought she was too smart for her own good, but also benefits others with her intelligence. That word vomit man gets her into a lot of trouble." - Emily Bett Rickards
"I'm Oliver Queen's black driver. What is it like to be Oliver Queen's black driver? Words escape me. It's a great role, right? To play Diggle has been a dream role. To play a role with the name Diggle." - David Ramsey
Becoming Green Arrow
"We are moving towards really identifying the character as Green Arrow." - Amell
"We like each other." - Amell
"A little." - Rickards
Preparing for Her Role
"Emily raps." - Amell
"Well, she talks really fast and I have to enunciate so in my trailer I'll put on music and rap." - Rickards
"Malcolm Merlyn was child's play compared to [Slade]. "Suicide Squad" is a big episode, but it's a puzzle piece leading up to our finale which is going to make last year's finale look like the Brady Bunch sequel." - Ramsey
"All of the big sort of ideals of superhero shows, Manu's character is coming in and destroying all of those and wreaking havoc." - Amell
Using a Bow
Amell held a bow for the first time a few weeks before shooting the pilot. He has an archery coach. She showed him video of all the ways archery has been done wrong on television. Most of the time, he's not shooting anything. The arrow is added in visual effects. She'll call him and tell him, "Your elbow's dropping." - Amell
"Seeing Red" - Season 2 Episode 20
This was Stephen's favorite episode to film. Amell said, "It was a tour de force, but it broke my heart that episode. You'll know when you see it."
"The girl in the preview for 'Suicide Squad' looked an awful lot like Harley Quinn, didn't she? No comment." - Amell
Oliver's Secret Identity
"Before the second season is over a very key character in the show learns about my identity." - Amell
Manu's Winning Audition
When Manu went in to audition for Slade, the scene called for a choke hold. He asked if he could have the reader step in so he could include that in his audition. He did the choke hold on the reader and knocked the guy out. Manu got the role.
Arrow airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm ET on the CW.
(Image courtesy of Walker Stalker Con Photos)