Katie Cassidy Talks About Playing Dinah Laurel Lance in ARROW; Starts Shooting in July

     June 12, 2012

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On June 7th, Collider was invited to the set of the new thriller The Scribbler, based on the graphic novel by Dan Schaffer and directed by John Suits.  In the film, Suki (Katie Cassidy) is a young woman confronting her destructive mental illness by using “The Siamese Burn”, an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities, of which she has a few.  The film also stars Garret Dillahunt, Gina Gershon, Michelle Trachtenberg, Billy Campbell, Eliza Dushku, Michael Imperioli, Sasha Grey and Ashlynn Yennie.

While we’ll post what Katie Cassidy had to say about making the film closer to its release, which is expected to be sometime in 2013, we did want to share what she had to say about playing Dinah “Laurel” Lance on the highly anticipated upcoming CW drama series Arrow, for which she will resume shooting in July, and how awesome it will be to debut the show at Comic-Con in San Diego.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

katie-cassidy-arrowQuestion: When do you start back on Arrow?


Is it intimidating to sign on for a show about such an iconic character?

CASSIDY:  No.  Well, I shouldn’t say no.  It’s a little intimidating, yeah, but when you’re so in it, you have to let that stuff go.  You can’t think about it ‘cause then it just gets in your way.  I try mainly to just focus on character and what my character’s point of view is, with each person, and try to figure out story.  I’m just there to do my job.  I’m really excited about it!  I think it’s going to be really, really fun.  I’m working with a great group of people, and everyone is amazing and really talented.  I’m really lucky to have given the opportunity to do that.

It must be nice to know that you already have a built-in audience who’s excited for the show.

CASSIDY:  Hopefully, we do it justice and everyone is happy.  I love that!

Are you excited to debut the show at Comic-Con?

CASSIDY:  Yeah, that will be awesome!  I feel like I’m still not in the headspace for that yet, but it’s the perfect place.