HVFF London : Arrow season six spoilers, Olicity bunker scene and more as Emily Bett Rickards crashes Stephen Amell's HVFF panelOn season four and the criticism
"I was reading a review and it said it felt like the most Arrow part of season four happened on Legends. I read that and went, oh s***," said Amell.
He added that he felt season five stepped away from the magic and supernatural and was better for it.
"We'll try some things and they'll work, and we'll try others and they won't," he said.
On the best Arrow villain
Answering to the audiences calls for either Slade or Chase, Amell gave a diplomatic answer.
"Manu on season two did a marvellous job," he said. "I don't think of Josh as a villain so much. Mostly because I know him."
He added: "I think Josh and Prometheus fit best in terms of a season but from an iconic standpoint it's Deathstroke."Emily and Stephen on whether they'd do a musical episode
Emily Bett Rickards, who plays Felicity, crashed Stephen Amell's panel - pushing aside a chair saying "I'm wearing a skirt, I want to wander around."
The pair were asked whether they'd do a musical episode
Amell answered with a firm "no no no" before admitting he'd only just learned how good a singer Emily is. The actress recently shared a video of her singing Sunday Morning by Maroon 5.
On whether they'd do a feature film
Stephen said if there was an option to do Arrow as a feature length movie, he'd use all the characters from the show's history and all the money they'd used over five seasons and put it into 90 minutes and see what happened.
Emily added: "Batman! We need him."
What Stephen has told producers needs to change in s6
Stephen was asked what he'd like to see in season six and whether Oliver will change.
He honestly said: "I like playing a character that has flaws. I haven't talked to producers a lot about season six yet, but based off the fact he now has a team...I did say Oliver needs to learn he can't keep going it alone, or people will change the channel. He needs to use them."
Later on he said: "It would be nice to see someone being brick headed and see oliver say, lets think and do this for these reasons." Basically think things through then...On being injured during bunker scene
"I like the quieter moments on the show. Emily and I had a lot of fun this year with the episode where we were trapped in the bunker."
Emily: "I remember it fondly."
Stephen: "The only part about that that wasn't fun was we filmed that episode right around the time that I shot American Ninja Warrior and I kept having to with my really, really, really hurt arm, I kept having to pick Emily up off the ground."
Emily: "and I couldn't help because I couldn't use my legs so it's just dead weight and he's injured."Olicity's reunion sex - and how much was improv
It set Twitter alight when we saw Felicity and Oliver hook up after some Chinese and wine in the bunker, it also involved the Salmon Ladder.
Stephen spoke about how that scene came about when a fan said the script doesn't seem to give much direction (it laid out the dialogue). They asked whether they had used improv.
Stephen said he'd used a metaphor earlier, saying the script is like a tree - you don't want to poke holes in it, but you can add bits, like branches.
"I'm not creating lines, scripts are speeches though, not conversation," he said. "They can take our reaction or leave it. I'm sure there was a version that was very close to what was on that page."
He added: "I like playing drunk on wine Oliver!"On who Stephen would play if he couldn't be Oliver
The answer was obvious…
Stephen says if he could play anyone else in show he’d be Diggle. ‘if you watch the show and that’s not your answer you’re wrong!’ #arrow
Stephen said the day filming on the boat (last scene) was exhausting. Everyone was worried about the weather. He was worried them trying to get the cool shots would mean missing the emotional ones. In between takes he was slumped exhausted.
On that cell scene with Chase
Josh: we were in the cell for 12hrs and they were real shackles. My respect grew for Stephen #HVFFLondon #arrowOn whether Felicity would suit up
Emily was asked about whether she’d like to see Felicity suit up. “I already feel she’s a superhero,” she said. “just without a mask. I’ve never felt that she needed that.”
She added Felicity’s abilities - hacking and helping the team - made her a hero, rather than powers.
“I’m happy to listen to those who want to argue, but I will always think Felicity at her core is a hero anyway,” she said. “She doesn’t need to get a suit.”
The question was sparked by Felicity’s Legends persona, where she did suit up - and then was swiftly killed. Emily added that character was dead, but that didn’t mean she couldn’t be in a suit in other earths/times.Emily on the finale:
There’s a lot of explosions and definitely death.Olicity baby?
Stephen also apparently told fans if there was an Olicity baby he’d go for a girl called Moira.