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Katie Cassidy Is Ready For The Next Thing — Digital Art And Cryptocurrency

Katie Cassidy is delving into the world of NFTs with ME.SHE.WE., a series of digital portraits. The former “Arrow” star spoke with Insider about her canceled spin-off and her new ventures. In addition to her NFT, she’s exploring her creator side behind the camera with multiple projects.

Though many fans of The CW’s superhero universe may have been devastated earlier this year when the network chose not to pick up a proposed all-female “Arrow” spin-off, titled “Green Arrow and the Canaries,” at least one person wasn’t: leading lady Katie Cassidy.

Across the series’ eight-season run (and in several episodes of its spin-offs “The Flash and “Legends of Tomorrow”), Cassidy played two different versions of the popular DC comics character Laurel Lance, otherwise known as the Black Canary, and was slated to star in the spin-off alongside Katherine McNamara and Juliana Harkavy.

But, to hear Cassidy tell it, the decision to ground the Canaries is likely the best choice for all involved.

“I’m actually okay with it not going,” Cassidy told Insider in a wide-ranging phone conversation in April. “That whole show was such a blessing. Not only for myself but for everyone involved. I loved it. It was a wonderful experience. I really feel as though we have… [we] really milked it.”

And after eight years, Cassidy says she’s ready to “do something fresh.”

Cassidy’s life recently has been marked by change. But between filing for divorce in January 2020, the final episode of “Arrow” airing later that same month, and the onslaught of a global pandemic that saw everyone adjust to life in lockdown, the actress has done her best to use these setbacks to push herself in a new direction — just probably not one her fans expected.

The confluence of these events prompted Cassidy to not only engage in an extended period of self-reflection, but to dive into the emerging world of NFTs (non-fungible tokens), and her newfound interest in cryptocurrency gave rise to an unexpected passion project.

The actress has just released her first NFT drop, a series titled ME.SHE.WE., in which she explores herself, the persona she presents to her fans, and the way those two identities intersect. A set of gorgeous digital portraits, the series mixes cotton canvas, black and white paint, and the human body to create something striking, dramatic, and wholly original.

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Katie’s Change Maker Podcast Interview

Katie Cassidy was on the Change Maker podcast, you can listen to the podcast at this link.

Star of DC comic Arrow Katie Cassidy joins Nicole today to talk about making your own crypto, collecting and creating NFTs, and how a breakup over an art project can turn into a cash cow. Katie talks about the wise investments she’s made – and the times she missed out. You won’t want to miss this.

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Katie’s Inspired Money With Andy Wang Interview

Through professional and personal life changes, actor Katie Cassidy (daughter of David Cassidy) has focused on self-love and an NFT drop to encourage female empowerment. Katie Cassidy is best known for her work in film and television. Most recently, for her portrayal of the iconic comic book character, Laurel Lance/Black Canary, on The CW’s long-running hit series “Arrow” (2012-2020). Upon ending the show (November 2019) and her two short years of marriage (Jan 2020), the world shut down due to the Coronavirus pandemic, giving Katie the time and space to look inward and focus on herself. Over the course of the last 12 months, Katie has spent the time learning how to love herself (ME), explore the persona she presents to her fans and audience (SHE), and get to know how the two come together to form (WE). Hence the title of her NFT drop and portrait series “ME. SHE. WE.” Always fascinated with technology, cryptocurrency, and newly emerging NFT’s, Katie decided to bring her idea of ME. SHE. WE. to life with a series of digital portraits, carving out a whole new genre of art with a cotton canvas, black and white paint, and the human body as her medium (shot by The Riker Brothers). Excited about this new venture, Katie is dedicated to using this new platform to encourage female empowerment, self-love, acceptance, and has pledged a portion of the proceeds to benefit The Rape Foundation, Women’s Global Empowerment Fund, and LifeWay Network.

In this episode, you’ll learn:
* Going straight to work vs attending college.
* Video games and why they’re a part of Katie‘s characters on set.
* How Katie got into Cryptocurrencies and became one of the first celebrities to drop an NFT.

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Katie’s Interview About NFTs With Murtz Jaffer

A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to catch up with Katie Cassidy. The actress has always been a favorite of mine and we have chatted several times before about her work on both Melrose and Arrow. Recently, Katie has been at the forefront of the NFT movement launching the first celebrity non-fungible token and has set the path that almost everyone in entertainment has since followed. In our latest interview, we discuss her ‘Me.She.We’ series as Katie educates me on what an NFT is. We also discuss our mutual connection to the Riker Brothers who served as the photographers of her shoot and how I knew them from their participation in the Amazing Race.

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