Exclusive Interview: Emily Bett Rickards – Felicity Smoak From ‘Arrow’
: Good afternoon, Emily, and thanks for speaking to me. This event is spectacular and I hope you’re enjoying London.
: Hi. London’s amazing and everyone’s been so nice.
: Arrow is going from strength to strength and Season 5 has been awesome. Did working on the show make you interested in comics, or were you a fan already?
: I knew about comics, but was never really exposed to them. Working on the show has been a real education.
: Arrow helped launch a whole TV Universe, which you’ve been a part of since the very beginning.
: Yes. Seeing everything grow from our show… now there's Flash, and Supergirl, and Legends. It’s so amazing that we helped get all that started.
: Is there anyone you’d love to work with?
: On Arrow?
: On anything. Is there anyone you’d love to act with?
: Stanley Tucci. He’s amazing!
: He’s downstairs! Maybe you can get the ball rolling.
: He’s Stanley Tucci! (She looks at me, eyes wide in awe and respect for the veteran actor), I can’t just go up and talk to him.
: That’s exactly how I felt about coming up and talking to you, and to everyone who’s here today.
: That’s actually kind of funny, isn’t it?
: It’s actually really, really cool and very humbling.
: We may be on TV and everything, but there are people that we’re fans of too.
: I know you’re asked hundreds of questions at every event you attend, you’ve probably been asked some questions a thousand times. Is there a question you wish someone would ask you? Something you’d like to answer.
: No, not really. I like answering stuff because, mostly the questions are nice and fairly straightforward.
: Is there anything you’d like your fans to know about you?
: I love the fans. They’re the ones that make it possible to do what I do. Look at this place! Five years of Arrow… all the stuff that’s led to. That’s all down to the people that watch the shows.
: But it’s also down the fine work of the people that make the shows… people like you. Thank you!
(Article originally published on the DC Comics News website on June 3rd 2017)