When “Arrow” season four kicked off, it promised a major death by the season finale — and, boy, did it deliver. At last weekend’s MCM Comic Con, Willa Holland weighed in on why Black Canary’s death and Katie Cassidy’s subsequent departure from the show was the worst one yet, next year’s four-way crossover event and more.
As to Laurel’s death, Holland said, “That was one of the most difficult things that any of us ever had to film, not that any of the deaths have been easy — we lost Tommy after season one, we lost Moira after season two — but this was four years in, so we were all so close at this point. More than ever, this time it felt like losing a limb.”
“But, you know, she has her Black Siren thing coming up on ‘The Flash,’ which is pretty amazing, and I know that CW ad DC and the whole love to keep bringing people back and play around with the characters and popping us from show to show, so I’m quite excited to see what they’re going to do with her character,” she added. “I don’t know where she’s going to end up, but it’s great to know she’s still with us. It’s not like she’s gone.”
Holland also discussed the upcoming crossover between “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” and “Supergirl,” saying, “We’re all very excited to be popping into each other’s realms. All I’ve got to say is I want to be on Earth-2, so as long as that happens, I’m happy. It seems so much better than regular Earth!”
“The actual building of the crossovers and shoving it into our seasons… it’s a very difficult thing, because we’re all of a sudden not making one hour of television in eight days; we’re somehow supposed to accomplish double the amount with twice the amount of people,” she continued. “In the end, tiringly, it’s worth it.”
Katrina Law, who plays recurring character Nyssa al Ghul, pitched in, “Everyone is completely shattered, but the honest-to-goodness response from every single one of them is we love doing the crossovers, because the fans appreciate it so much.”
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