Recently, we had the chance to talk with Katie Cassidy about Arrow, her acting career, and her new movie I Love Us.
Horror Geek Life: You have some family ties in the entertainment industry, so was acting just a natural career choice for you?
Katie Cassidy: It’s funny, I’m the third generation in this industry, and actually, my grandfather played the original Superman on Broadway, which is crazy, but I actually played Baby Jesus, so since I was out of the womb, I’ve been in this business. I was a theater girl, took acting classes. My whole life, I’ve just loved to entertain, so I always say it was in the gene pool, I just woke up like this. I really didn’t get to choose, clearly, this is what I’m supposed to do. It’s more than that, too, I feel like my purpose is to help people any way that I can and the way I know how to do that is by expressing it through creativity.
HGL: You mentioned starting in theater, but you’ve also worked in television and film. Do you have a favorite medium to work in?
KC: I mean, as long as I can relate to the character, there are layers there, and it’s a good project, somehow it inspires me or moves me, it doesn’t really matter what medium or genre it is.