Arrow: Summer on Isabel/Oliver relationship, Felicity's jealousy and more.

A few days ago, The Hollywood Reporter writer Philiana asked Arrow and Summer Glau fans to send questions in view of her interview with Summer. And now THR has published the article.
Summer Glau - who hints that episode six is a pivotal hour ("We're building into something bigger") - previews Isabel's return, the budding relationship between Isabel and Oliver, Felicity's jealousy and more.
Summer Glau and Emily Bett Rickards in Arrow
There might be a jealousy bubbling underneath for Felicity.

Here are a few excerpts from the interview:

Your Firefly co-star, Sean Maher, was recently cast on the show. How exciting is that for you to possibly reunite?
Yes! It is exciting. I just heard from him yesterday (Oct. 24) and he said he just got up there [in Vancouver]. Fingers crossed that we'll get to something together and be on-set together again. Even that would be fun.
How familiar were you with your character in the DC Comics universe when you got the role?
It was a whirlwind when I was cast in the role. My parents had told me, "You gotta check out Arrow," so I started watching it and soon after, I got an email: "How'd you like to come recur?" A few days later I was up there on set trying to read the script and get ready for my work. I hadn't even realized that my character was in the comics. When I got on set, [executive producer] Andrew [Kreisberg] came up to me and said, "So have you had a chance to check out your character in the comics?" And I went back to the hotel that night and looked her up. She is a true villainess and super cool. I wasn't familiar with her before but I couldn't be more excited to see what they're going to let me do on the show.
When you did start reading up on her, did that help you develop your version of Isabel?
It's always helpful just to spark your creativity, even if at this point in the storyline, Isabel is meant to be very mysterious. In the way that I'm playing the character, I'm trying to create a slow burn and leave it open for any direction that Andrew decides to take her in. That's going to start unfolding in this coming episode. Then my character comes back in [the sixth episode] and things really start to change with her relationship with Oliver. In [the eighth episode,] there's more of a hint and I'm able to show more of Isabel's backstory. But in the beginning, we're playing the cards close to the vest.
Is there a jealousy bubbling underneath for Felicity?
I would say so. I would say that in future episodes, there's going to be some more tension between the two of them.


Read the complete Interview at THR.

Don't miss the return of Summer Glaun as Isabel Rochev this Wednesday at 8pm on the CW.

Meanwhile, take a look at the trailer for Arrow 2x04 Crucible and the production stills for the episode.



29 Oct 2013
Total comments: 4
  Message #1 | chrisdvanne_ | 29 Oct 2013, 16:16 GMT [Entry]

I will surely enjoy to watch the emotions and sparks that Oliver and Isabel will possibly exchange. And I can't wait to see Felicity being jealous over Isabel when it comes to get Olivers' attention biggrin

  Message #2 | chrisdvanne_ | 29 Oct 2013, 16:42 GMT [Entry]

Damn we will have to wait till episode 6 and 8 to learn more about Isabel backstory. It looks like Arrow's writers are slowly building a very interesting character for the queen of sci-fi.

  Message #3 | robbo | 30 Oct 2013, 02:02 GMT [Entry]

Yeah its great that their is gonna be some sparks flying, the melting pot is beginning to boil with the girls of Arrow handbags at dawn, that is a bit naughty waiting for those episodes but truth be known it looks as if its gonna be worth waiting for, 23 episodes of pure class and hopefully quite a few with the build up to Isabel Rochev and her past and her future. biggrin

  Message #4 | KevinInEngland | 30 Oct 2013, 19:32 GMT [Entry]

#3 handbags at dawn Robbo. That would be a good laugh.
Seriously though, I wonder if Isabel will make Felicity jealous on purpose, just to get her going?
I think the early episodes will see Isabel only interested in her business and not develop any real emotions for anyone.

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