Emily Bett Rickards: Felicity’s Return Is “Not Up To Me” Emily Bett Rickards: Felicity’s Return Is “Not Up To Me”
Arrow's Emily Bett Rickards has intimated that Felicity's return is "not up to her" at a recent convention appearance. Emily Bett Rickards: Felicity’s Return Is “Not Up To Me”

Could the return of Felicity Smoak be up to larger forces than the actress herself?

Digital Spy is reporting that Emily Bett Rickards said at the recent MCM Comic Con in London that “(a return is) not completely up to me.”

However, “never say never,” she added.

The report also notes that Felicity is not far from Emily’s heart.

“I spent seven years of my 20s on this show – people fall in love with this character that I now have to say goodbye to,” Emily said. “She’ll always be a huge part of my life, as will all these people. I’m saying goodbye to a family I’ve been working with for the past seven years.”

“We sent her off in a beautiful way and she lives on in these people,” she continued. “I see her everywhere I go, so it’s not totally goodbye.”

The CW’s Mark Pedowitz seems to be someone who would like to see Felicity back on Arrow before the series’ end, if there’s a way to make it happen.

“If Beth can find a way to bring her back that makes sense and Emily is available, we’d love to have her. Otherwise, I’m pleased by how they said goodbye to the character,” he said to reporters on a conference call.

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.