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ARROW (2012-)
Role: Laurel Lance / Black Canary
Status: The CW (Season 3)
Airs: Wednesdays 8.7c
Billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island. He secretly creates the persona of Arrow – a vigilante – to fight the ills of society.
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Role: Suki / The Scribbler
Director: The CW
Status: Out on DVD worldwide
Suki, who has multiple-personality disorder undergoes an experimental procedure to cure her illness with a machine, which would help to kill the other personlaities she has.
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TOMBOY KC (2013-)
Role: Editor
Type: Fashion blog
Status: Online since 2013
TomboyKC is a fashion project of Katie's, that she started in late 2013. As of now it is just a fashion blog, that shows Katie's personal tomboyish style, but it might actually grow into a fashion line soon.
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The Perks of Being a Tomboy

by sheaes | labels: Gallery Update, Interview, News, TKC

How would you define tomboy ?
KC: The word ‘tomboy’ has always encapsulated women whose interests were more aligned with those of men. And to a lot of people that’s still what it means. But as times have changed, I think the definition of a tomboy has changed. To me, a tomboy is a woman who believes in self-confidence and can’t be bothered with acceptance. A woman who doesn’t succumb to traditional gender roles. The kind of woman who will spend her last pennies on a beautiful pair of pumps but runs straight for her sneakers when she has a chance.

What are the biggest perks of being a tomboy?
KC: Sneakers, messy hair and little to no make-up.

How does being a tomboy make its way into your daily life?
KC: I think being a tomboy is a way of life. It’s not just a pair of pants I put on in the morning. It’s an IDGAF attitude and a willingness to take risks. I carry a pair of Birkenstocks around in my purse in case of emergency, am not afraid to get my hands dirty and would rather get outside than spend all day indoors. So any chance I have to do something active I’m taking it. Even if that just means playing around in the rain on set!

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Why did you want to name the site TomboyKC?
KC: Honestly, we would have gone with just Tomboy, but made it clear that domain wasn’t an option. Ha! Seriously though, when we started talking about what we wanted the site to stand for, we kept coming back to this irreverent attitude and the idea of a woman who loved fashion but also prioritized comfort and individuality. ‘Tomboy’ seemed to wrap all of that up into one word. It also helps that I have an affinity for menswear and sweatpants.

What are the must-haves for any true tomboy?
KC: The only must-have for a true tomboy is a care free attitude. But if you want to fill out your closet, I couldn’t go a day without my sneakers (Chuck Taylors are my go-to), a collection of blazers, a pair of coveralls and a backpack to throw it all in—and I’m not talking about one of those cutesy handbags you wear on your back.

source: Harper’s Bazaar


SuperHeroHype Interview from PaleyFest

by sheaes | labels: Interview, News

SHH: What was your favorite part of the season?
Katie Cassidy: Oh my gosh! There were so many… Well, hello! Obviously when I got to put on the costume and become Black Canary was pretty cool. There’s so much of it, I love that when Laurel puts on the costume that she’s not necessarily good at first. She’s messy, she’s going with her heart, her heart and her fight and… [John Barrowman walks behind her] Sorry! He just rubbed my ass!
John Barrowman: Sorry!
Cassidy: I was like, “who just rubbed my ass?! Oh, it’s John.” [Laughs]
Barrowman: It just looked so good!
Cassidy: Oh thanks. [she turns back to SHH]. I think [my favorite episode] was 13, The Canaries episode where Laurel is hallucinating her sister. That episode was so fun for me and I was very, very active. Any time I get to be a part of the action and the A-story, I love that. I actually really love the episode where Laurel really goes after Malcolm. I don’t know! She’s kind of crazy, but really cool.

SHH: What’s coming up with Laurel in the rest of the season?
Cassidy: You’ll see her character and her journey continue to grow. As I said, when she was first Black Canary, she wasn’t very good. But you’ll see her [advance]. Nyssa plays a big role in that and ends up teaching her a thing or two to help her evolve and expand on that.

- Superherohype


ComicBookResources Interview

by sheaes | labels: Arrow, Interview, News

(…) One definite repercussion is the impact on Ra’s daughter and previously presumptive heir Nyssa (Katrina Law), who is not unexpectedly more than a little angry to be potentially bypassed in favor of her late lover Sarah Lance’s old flame Oliver — so much so that she turns to Sarah’s sister and successor in the role of Canary, Laurel, for an unexpected alliance. “Nyssa has some information, and a thing or two maybe she can teach her,” actress Katie Cassidy told CBR. “I think they learn from each other.” (…)

(…) When asked about her return, Amell acted faux-shocked. “Caity Lotz is coming back?!” he exclaimed with a knowing smirk. Cassidy, on the other hand, was openly thrilled that her TV sibling will return in some shape or form.
“I was so excited because I love Caity and I believe having her alive again would be fantastic,” Cassidy exclaimed. “I cannot be happier for her. She’s definitely been very much a part of the season for Laurel. I think even though physically she wasn’t there, definitely emotionally she will always be there. Caity’s great. She and I get along really great. She’s like one of my sisters. I have sisters in real life as well, and she plays my sister on the show and we’re really close. It’sawesome.”

- Katie for CBR


EW Interview with the Cast of “Arrow”

by sheaes | labels: Arrow, Interview, News


(…) However, Ra’s al Ghul coming after Lance could also be because Nyssa (Katrina Law) will decidedly take up training Laurel (Katie Cassidy). “They have this bond,” Cassidy says. “Obviously Laurel loved her sister and Nyssa also loved Sara, so they are bonding over the death of a loved one. It’s nice because Laurel reminds Nyssa of Sara and vice versa. She can see why her sister loved Nyssa, the good in her, that she actually has at heart. Nyssa is going to train her and I’m hoping that, coming back in season 4, I’ll be polished and ready to kick some ass.” Will the new duo be setting their sights on taking Malcolm Merlyn for ultimately killing Sara? “Doesn’t everyone want to take down Malcolm?” Cassidy says with a laugh. “They both want the same thing. I do think Malcolm is involved.” (…)

- Katie Cassidy for EW


Quick Interview with Zimbio at PaleyFest

by sheaes | labels: Interview, News

The stars of CW’s hit shows The Flash and Arrow stopped to chat with Zimbio on the PaleyFest red carpet. We asked them two simple, though meaningful and thematic questions: Who is your personal superhero and is there a group of people in this world who are in need of a superhero the most?

Personal superhero? “The Black Canary is awesome.”

Group that needs a superhero? “I’m really supportive of anti-bullying online. I feel like that’s been a thing that’s going on and somebody needs to go out there. [People] are kind of getting together on their own, though, and I think that’s really incredible that they’re standing up for themselves. So maybe they don’t really need a superhero, but I want to be their superhero.”

Source: Zimbio


Red carpet interview with Katie Cassidy at PaleyFest

by Becky | labels: Arrow, Interview

Katie Cassidy was cast as Laurel Lance on “Arrow” in the spring of 2012 and fans of the comic immediately went, “So she’s Black Canary.”

It took three years, however, for Cassidy and Laurel to finally take on the mantle of Black Canary.

There was a first season that pushed Laurel to emotional extremes, but not into the costume of a masked vigilante.

There was a second season that included more emotional extremes, but when Black Canary was introduced, it was Laurel’s sister Sara (Caity Lotz) taking on the bad guys.

It’s only been in Season 3 that Cassidy and Laurel have achieved their Black Canary destiny, which Cassidy calls “the coolest thing ever.”

“I’ve waited for so long for this and, honestly, I think that it was done in the right way,” Cassidy told me on the PaleyFest 2015 purple carpet over the weekend. “We didn’t do it too soon and I feel that Laurel really had to earn becoming this superhero. You can’t just, all of a sudden overnight, wake up and be able to do it.”

In the interview, featured above, Cassidy admits that she was sold on “Arrow” with the potential of becoming Black Canary and that the waiting wasn’t always easy. She also talks about how Black Canary works as an outlet for some of the anger inside Laurel and that her addictive personality will continue to be relevant.

And has she started complaining about the Black Canary suit yet?


ARROW PaleyFest Interview: Katie Cassidy, John Barrowman, and More

by Becky | labels: Arrow, Interview

For over three decades, PaleyFest has held panel sessions that connect the worldwide community of television fans with the casts and creators of their favorite TV shows. One of the dramas celebrated at this year’s festival was the hit CW series Arrow, and Collider was there to get the scoop on what’s to come for the rest of this season.

Katie, taking on the Black Canary persona has really helped Laurel find herself and her strength. Is she comfortable in her skin now, or will there still be a bit of learning curve for her?

KATIE CASSIDY: I think she’s continuously learning. We see her get beat down and knocked down, but she comes back out on top. I don’t know. I feel like she is just continuing down this journey and growing. I think we’ll see her become a better fighter and a bit more polished. At least, I hope. At this point, she’s brave. I don’t think she cares whether she’s good or not. She just knows what she believes in and she doesn’t care what anybody thinks. She’s a fighter, and she has that mentality. I think they’ll expand and explore that a bit more.

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