The website ComicBook.com has just posted an interview they did with Willa during San Diego Comic-Con last month. Read it below:
With John Barrowman’s Malcolm Merlyn taking his (spoilers) biological daughter Thea Queen under his wing in the upcoming, third season of Arrow, there are a lot of unanswered questions as to just what Willa Holland will be doing this year.
And she isn’t the one to answer them, for the most part.
Holland joined ComicBook.com and a small group of reporters at Comic Con International: San Diego last month for a roundtable, where she dealt with Thea’s relationships with Roy, Oliver and Merlyn; her character’s love life; and how training to make Thea more of a badass has her in the gym for the first time in her life — for 20 hours a week.
Ed. note: It’s helpful to know that Snow is a 2004 made-for-TV movie starring Tom Cavanagh and Ashley Williams. Is spawned a sequel, in which the pair also starred.
Can you tell us about what’s different about playing Thea this year?
Willa Holland: I can say that the Thea [last name] that we saw leave at the end of season two is definitely not the Thea we see in — once we’re back — in Season Three. And she’s definitely…she’s gone through some stuff, and maybe taken out a little anger on the gym. I need a Band-Aid for how cut I am right now, guys. I mean, really, seriously.
Is there a specific kind of training you’re getting at the gym?
W: Right now they just really want me to bulk up. Limber up as well. They’re emphasizing a LOT on being limber. So, I’m like, “Okay,” and they’re not telling me why. [Laughs] That’s the thing. I’m also doing wrestling and boxing. Haven’t started the wrestling yet, but my personal trainer does do wrestling and he was told that he had to — he actually just got a phone asking to teach me ‘take-down wrestling moves,’ so I’m like, “All right, I’m down.”
Willa’s “Arrow” co-star Stephen Amell has just posted a video about an auction of scripts for charity. Head over to his eBay profile to check how it is going or make your offer.
Our gallery has been updated with a couple of photoshoots from 2008 that had been missing, and the few images we already had have been replaced with better quality versions. Both of these sessions were featured on the second season of the television show “Gossip Girl”, in which Willa played Agnes. Thanks to Lea for sending them our way!
Our gallery has been updated with a scan from the July issue of Elle Magazine (USA).
On Friday, Robbie Amell, who was recently cast as Firestorm on the Flash, posted video of himself taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and he nominated his cousin and Arrow star Stephen Amell to do the same. A couple hours after the challenge was issued, Stephen Amell responded by taking the challenge and posting video of a large bucket of ice water being dumped over his head. Talking things to the extreme, Amell actually used a trashcan of ice water so big that it took three people to lift it, including Willa and their co-star Colton Haynes.