Abs- olutely Amell
Arrow star Stephen Amell on Oliver’s new attitude...
What kinds of changes will we see in Oliver this year? We find a happy Oliver in the premiere! But all of that comes at a price. And his attempt to instill some normalcy in his life doesn’t go well. In our premiere episode, Oliver literally sees a vision of himself that scares the shit out of him, that colours the entire season... It will make more sense in October. I promise! [ Laughs.]
What can you say about the relationships between Oliver and the people he cares about? Oliver and Thea’s relationship is certainly gonna be different, and I’m excited for that. We find a changed dynamic with Oliver and Roy. They’re in a good spot. We find Oliver and Diggle in a spot of conflict because of how much Oliver cares about Diggle. We find Oliver and Laurel in an incredibly good place. There’s a great line in the premiere where she goes, “You catch ’ em, I cook ’ em.” It’s a really cool dynamic that they have. Oliver and Lance, everyone’s in a good spot... Then we introduce a whole new set of problems. [ Laughs.]
Can you say what’s in store for Oliver and Felicity? The only way I can elaborate is to say that Oliver has one woman in his life this year, this season, and that woman is Felicity. That doesn’t necessarily mean they are together. But all of the “Was he misleading her? Was it misdirection? Was it a ploy?” – all of that stuff we were left with in the finale – we resolve in the premiere. Fully, absolutely. You get a clear picture of how they both feel about one another. That doesn’t mean they’re going to be together though.