Anonymous said: Thoughts about Felicity's dress in the sneak peek?
I LOVE IT. She’s been wearing a lot of solid colors since the premiere, it’s nice to see her wear patterns. Also, when I first saw it, it reminded me of a blanket you’d take on a picnic, but in a good way. Imagine Oliver wanting to go picnicking with Felicity, on that new bed she bought him.
Anonymous said: Idk if you saw the David Ramsey interview yet but David is an unbelievable marketing genius! He knows how to sell his show and his character with such ease, just like Stephen and Emily! Now, not to throw shade at Katie Cassidy or anything but judging by the negative reactions to her interviews homegirl needs some tips! lol but no shade being thrown (side eyes self in the mirror)
Hahaha. Out of curiosity, how does one side-eye themselves in the mirror?
(I did not just try to do it…)
I think the trio - SA, EBR and DR - are masters of the interview. Actually, I would add Barrowman to that list as well but Barrowman has a wealth of experience doing interviews so is an old (young) pro at it. Grand master of the interview.
The thing that I love the most about SA/EBR/DR’s interviews is how well they a) know their own characters and b) know how their arcs fit into the show as a whole or the season specifically. Stephen, especially, is a dab hand. He knows just what and how much to reveal, and when. It’s very interesting to me that he often talks about how he goes to John Barrowman for advice on how to handle his fame/fans/publicity etc. because I can see the Barrowman touches in him. The teases mixed with the genuine pleasure of being the lead of a show. Never have I come across someone who is so passionate about his character, so well-versed in his show’s history (seriously, that man can not only tell us what’s upcoming, but he remembers everything from every episode, right down to their names, numbers, dialogues etc. It is truly impressive) and so keen to talk about the show in a way that is meaningful. If you watched all of his Con appearances since SDCC (which I did), you would notice that when he gets the same or similar questions directed to him, he answers them in pretty much exactly the same way. I know this sounds small, but so often I have seen interviews where actors get asked a certain question and change their answers almost every time, as if they don’t really have a real answer to give, just their vague impressions, or they are just saying something for effect. Not so with Stephen; I always trust what he says because he is always consistent.
I read today an interview of EBR’s from SFX Magazine (UK edition, I think) and even she has such a good grasp on her character. Same with David. I feel like I’m always in good hands with these three, and that they will never steer me wrong.
The thing that frustrates me about KC’s interviews - again, trying not to throw shade here - is that I don’t feel she is being genuine in her answers. Or, to put it another way, I don’t feel like she watches the show beyond her own scenes. She doesn’t seem to have an idea of the direction of the show, and her answers are always either “have you read the comics?” - which is a) the biggest cop-out ever and b) rude as hell, esp. when you ask that of Geoff Johns (!) - or “Laurel & Oliver 4EVA!”, which is just plain stupid and insulting to her own character if nothing else. Every time one of her interviews comes out, I cringe. Even the latest one, in which she says something along the lines of “I know this sounds silly but I think that Sara and Laurel have a bond”. Um, why would that sound silly? They are sisters; it is not beyond the realm of possibility that they would have a bond, ffs. So you can see why I mostly have an eye-rolly reaction to her interviews.
As for the other three - what I want is a Team Arrow joint interview; talking about their personal but also their team journeys this year. Maybe we should pester (nicely!) Stephen about doing a Team Arrow video Q&A on his FB page?