Arrow: Stephen Amell On Felicity’s Fight Scene & “Bold” Season 7 Arrow: Stephen Amell On Felicity’s Fight Scene & “Bold” Season 7
Stephen Amell teases a fight scene for Felicity and a "bold" Arrow Season 7. Arrow: Stephen Amell On Felicity’s Fight Scene & “Bold” Season 7

Arrow Season 7 is only a few weeks away, and last week we had the opportunity to talk to Stephen Amell for some hints about what’s coming up in the seventh season. We’ll be rolling out portions between now and the October 15 season premiere.

One of several topics we discussed was the online praise that Amell had for Emily Bett Rickards (Felicity) and what she is doing in the season premiere which is called “Inmate 4587.”

“She has a kick-ass action scene that I know specifically that James Bamford let her go crazy [with], in this action scene with a stunt performer,” Stephen expanded. “When I was watching it, it’s actually happening alongside another action scene, and I was actually kind of jealous with how visceral and aggressive Emily’s scene was.”

Stephen also had kind words for his co-star in a dramatic scene that the two share.

“I think people have seen the photos of when we get the chance to interact, and I just thought her performance in that scene was up there or even better than anything else that she has ever done on the show,” Amell teased.

Ultimately, Stephen Amell has high praise for what he’s seeing from Season 7 so far.

“The season feels very bold,” he said. “To get new stuff to do with the character that you’ve been playing for seven seasons now, it’s not the easiest thing to pull off, so to be in prison and to be isolated from everyone else, and to have all of these new scene partners and a new dynamic about my personality and the way that [Oliver] is feeling and the way that he’s dealing with things, it’s just a lot of fun.”

Stay tuned to GreenArrowTV and follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook for updates on when we will be posting more from the Amell interview! Arrow Season 7 premieres October 15 on The CW; photos from the season premiere can be found below.


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Arrow -- "Inmate #4587" -- Image Number: AR701A_0028b.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): David Ramsey as John Diggle and Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow -- Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW -- © The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Craig Byrne

Craig Byrne has been writing about TV on the internet since 1995. He is also the author of several published books, including Smallville: The Visual Guide and the show's Official Companions for Seasons 4-7.