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Katie To Attend San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Katie Cassidy will be making an appearance at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con 2018 with her “Arrow” cast.

The shows taking the spotlight are ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘The Flash’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘Riverdale’ and ‘Arrow’, because Marvel Studios and HBO are both skipping San Diego Comic-Con this year.
All of these shows and more will be representing Warner Bros TV at the pop culture convention next month, and the studio will even get to move into the prestigious Hall H on Sunday. As usual, there will be autograph signings with key cast members throughout the weekend, a world-premiere of NBC’s Lost-like thriller ‘Manifest’, and special screenings of ‘The 100’ and Arrow-Verse animated spin-off ‘Freedom Fighters: The Ray’.

But it’s the panel line-ups we’re all most interested in, so let’s have a look
SATURDAY, JULY 21

‘Arrow’ (4.15pm): A special video preview and panel with cast Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez and Colton Haynes. Ballroom 20.

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Katie Talks About “Arrow”, Her Love for Catwoman, and SheThority

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 super villain 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 Pfeiffer’s 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.”

COMICBOOK.COM (Click link to read the rest of the interview.)

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H&VFF London – “Arrow” Villains Panel

Katie Cassidy has been attending Heroes & Villains Fan Fest London and could be seen at the Arrow” Villain’s Panel on May 27th, 2019. During the panel, she talked about the possibility of there being a redemption for Earth 2’s Laurel Lance / Black Siren. Check out the short clip here below.

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Visits Baan Tha Khao School

Katie Cassidy posted Facebook Lives videos from her visit to the Baan tha khao school while she was on vacation with Matthew Rodgers. She was seen playing games with the kids during her visit there. You can check out the videos here below.

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Katie Teases Black Siren’s Origin, Possible Redemption, and Paul BlackThorne’s Departure

Arrow’s sixth season comes to a close this week, and it sounds like some interesting things could be in store for Laurel Lance/Black Siren (Katie Cassidy).

ComicBook.com’s Brandon Davis recently got a chance to chat with Cassidy during last weekend’s Heroes and Villains Fan Fest Nashville. In the process, Cassidy’s teased Laurel’s unpredictable role in the season’s fight against Ricardo Diaz (Kirk Acevedo).

“I think she’s a really interesting character.” Cassidy explained. “What I love about her too is that you never know what you’re going to get with her. She’s sort of a loose cannon. I also look at her kind of as like her own island, in a way. If you think about it, you’ve got the team, you’ve got Diaz, who [Laurel] is maybe not best friends with now, and then you have me. And so it’s sort of like “Where do I stand?”

While there’s no telling exactly how the season finale will play out, Cassidy hinted that Laurel could grow to be some sort of an ally to Team Arrow, or have the opportunity to kind of make her own way.

“I think, the team, she could definitely be of service to, if they trust her.” Cassidy continued. “I think that’d be a really interesting situation, if the writers decide to go with that route. But I think her having the ability to be this chameleon, and change personalities, and go undercover and in disguise and be this female Jason Bourne is great.”

And as Arrow gears up for its seventh season, Cassidy teased what fans could expect for the fan-favorite Earth-2 doppelgänger. Fans have seen Quentin Lance (Paul Blackthorne) attempt to redeem Laurel throughout the back half of this season, something that she’s confident could still happen.

‘Yeah, absolutely.’ Cassidy revealed. “I think there’s room for redemption for her character. And I think, what I believe is that if they do reveal more of her backstory, and sort of tell her story actually, there’ll be a lot more of an understanding of why she acts the way that she does.”

But before that, there’s a chance that the season six finale will drop a bombshell for Laurel, with Blackthorne confirmed to be leaving the show. And while Cassidy is sad to see her longtime co-star go, she hinted that there’s always a chance that he could return to the Arrow-verse in some way.

“I love Paul so much.” Cassidy explained. “He’s such an incredible actor and person. He and I got really close, I think he would probably say I was the closest one to him. So, he’s gone, but I mean…is he really gone?”

“It’s sad, it really is.” It makes me sad because we all worked so hard for so long. It just kinda sucks when it’s like…He’s an OG. He was there from day one, I was there from day one, with Stephen, David, and Willa… Let’s hope that there’s a way to work him back in.”

COMICBOOK.COM

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