Katie Cassidy kicks some serious butt on ‘Arrow’– and it turns out, it’s not all just for show! The talented lady dropped by the HollywoodLife podcast to chat with us EXCLUSIVELY about her badass role!
You know Katie Cassidy from a ton of diverse roles all the way from Gossip Girl to Monte Carlo. These days, she’s heating up the small screen again, starring on the smash hit series Arrow, playing Laurel Lance, an attorney who also happens to be in love with Arrow (Stephen Amell). Katie recently dropped by the HollywoodLife podcast to dish to us EXCLUSIVELY about her powerful part– as well as whether she’ll date guys in show biz! Listen to the interview right now!
“It’s great to know how to kick someone’s ass!” Katie told us about weight training for Arrow. “I want it to be as real and legitimate as possible. I wanted it to look real and feel natural. It helped me get into character as well.”
Well, mission certainly accomplished on that front! However, Katie also revealed that she didn’t immediately take to her training. “Even though [Laurel] put on the suit, she’s not necessarily great,” Katie said. “She had a lot of heart and ambition and she was just going for it, but she wasn’t trained. She was slowly getting trained throughout season 3. Basically, it just mirrored exactly what I was doing! I hadn’t had any boxing or kickboxing training, so it worked out well. In the beginning it was a little sloppy, but a year later I’m better now, and so is the character on the show.”
While we had her, we had to ask the recently single (and drop dead gorgeous) gal about her dating life. “I don’t mind dating guys in the industry,” Katie said. “If you’re not in the industry, it’s so hard to explain going to set and call times and call sheets and working hours.”
Even though Katie is open to dating guys in the business, though, she isn’t necessarily referring to actors. “A long time ago [I dated actors],” she said. “I’m too embarrassed!”
Can you tell Katie has had training for Arrow?
— Casey Mink