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Arrow: Black Canary Actor Wants to Unleash Dinah’s Inner Rock Star

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Arrow: Black Canary Actor Wants to Unleash Dinah’s Inner Rock Star

Arrow star Juliana Harkavy is ready to unleash Black Canary’s inner rock star. Speaking to CBR, Harkavy revealed that she has wanted to explore Dinah Drake’s musical side ever since she found out the character was once in a band, though she isn’t sure that will ever make it onto the show.

Asked if she would like to see that side of Dinah appear on screen, Harkavy said, “It’s so funny you say that, because I always say that that’s one of those things that is in my head all the time, but you might not see one screen. In my head, Dinah goes home and she jams on her guitar and she likes music and I don’t know if that’s something that we actually would ever delve into on the show, but that’s one of my favorite parts about the character.”

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“I have a Dinah playlist on my phone that I listen to at the gym. I don’t know why, but that just really spoke to me when I found out she was in a band in the comics. I was like, ‘Oh, that’s amazing!'” she continued. “She definitely has a musical aptitude. That’s just one of those little things that we don’t have anything in there yet, but I think that’s one of my favorite parts about the character.”

She also revealed a few songs from her Dinah playlist. “Hold on, let me pull it up. I don’t know if any of them are appropriate!” she said with a laugh. “I know there’s some Beyonce on there for sure. So of course, ‘Run the World’ by Beyonce; Drake: ‘0 to 100.’ I have MISSIO: ‘Middle Finger.’ I have all of Logic’s albums. ‘Everybody.’ And then I have some death metal. It’s a big mix! From Beyonce to death metal. But that’s totally Dinah!”

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Dinah hit the road as lead singer of a band in 2015’s Black Canary DC Comics series by Brenden Fletcher and Annie Wu. Though a reluctant rock star, she stuck with the band — redubbed Black Canary — out of a sense of duty, but soon became fiercely protective of its members. She left the band after the series concluded with issue #12, but has since resurfaced in DC Rebirth’s Green Arrow title.

Starring Stephen Amell as the Emerald Archer, Arrow airs Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW. The series also stars Emily Bett Rickards, David Ramsey, Willa Holland and more.

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