Here's yet another interview with Summer Glau on tonights episode of Arrow, this time at EW.com. They caught up with Summer Glau to chat about Isabel’s trip to Russia, her character’s comic book back story, Isabel's relationship with Oliver, making Felicity jealous and any potential for Isabel to get in on the lethal action.
Here's an excerpt and head over to EW for the complete interview.
You mentioned getting into her back story. Is that going to come at us flashback-style? She’s in the comics, so was there anything that really shocked you about her story?
Well it’s a slow burn right now. Andrew [Kreisberg] is really, really good at keeping these things secret, because I think they’re very spontaneous and very creative about how they unveil each character’s storyline, so I don’t know exactly how they’re going to tell Isabel’s back story, because right now, we’re just starting to reveal the basic premise of her back story. I love the character from the comic books, and I hope that they incorporate some of the qualities of Isabel in the comics, but right now, we’re just now starting to unveil the beginnings of it.
I read an interview where you talked about loving the interaction between Isabel and Felicity, and Isabel maybe making Felicity jealous?
One of the things that I really enjoyed when I first signed on to play Isabel was that both Andrew and Stephen [Amell] said that they liked the fact that Isabel was going to be a really, really different kind of female energy for Oliver. He has a lot of women in his life and a lot of different relationships that he has to work on and work through and deal with, and Isabel is very different from any of the other women. When Isabel comes in to the corporation and starts feeling things out, I think she gets the sense that Felicity has Oliver’s ear and that they have a special relationship. I think she’s suspicious of it, and she kind of wants to get in the middle. Emily and I are having fun playing around with how to express that part of the story.
Do you feel it’s a romantic thing or a curiosity of what his relationship is with Felicity and how she can mess with it?
I could not say. I have my suspicions, but I don’t want to give away anything regarding romance.
You mentioned a mutual respect at this point between Isabel and Oliver, but in the comics, she wants to kill him. We know Isabel is fierce, but do you think Isabel could ever become lethal?
I think it seems that everyone in Starling City gets involved at one time or another. They end up getting into the fray. So I absolutely think that Isabel is capable. It hasn’t gone the way that I expected it so far, so I don’t know how [Andrew] is going to do it. Right now, their relationship is getting more complicated.
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