Emily Bett Rickards
-  Men’s Fashion
In her role as aide to Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), businessman and superhero, Rickards has gone from Smoak to smokin’. Leaving her desk job to join the action in the field the bespectacled computer geek has released her inner Bond girl.
"She won’t be dismissing her genius nerd abilities," says Rickards of her character in season two, "but she definitely will be exploring more of her adventurous side."
Were you excited to get out of the IT lab and into the field?
"The first time we see Felicity sans glasses is when she gets a bomb collar strapped to her neck. I was ecstatic.”
How do you feel about the positive feedback your performance has been getting?
"I’m so happy that a wide variety of people find Felicity so relatable. The response is a compliment to the amazing writing team we have. I’m grateful that I’m able to bring to life what they put on paper."
Style-wise, are you like Felicity?
"I am a bit more casual. A lot of the time I’m wearing a flat panel cap or a toque, but I just slipped out of a pair of heels."
Are you a fan of the way Vancouver men dress?
"Overall, the style is really chilly. The skate cultural presence is strong, as well as hipster fashion. Put a man in a T-shirt, jeans and a excellent pair of shoes, and I’ll melt."
What are you currently reading?
"I recently finished Ready Player One, which is a really interesting take on a future virtual world with a lot of ’80s pop culture references. And next I plan to go on an adventure with Hollow Earth by John and Carole E. Barrowman.”
"I was advised by David Ramsey [an Arrow colleague] to start listening to Lizz Wright recently, because I was looking for some new tunes. My forever loves are Chromeo, Vampire Weekend, and Etta James. And a solid ’90s playlist never goes unappreciated.”
What projects do you have lined up for fall?
"One thing that is always on my mind is helping abandoned animals. There needs to be a greater awareness about animal rescue. If I hadn’t heard of Adopt An Indian Desi Dog I wouldn’t have my pup!"
- Jennifer Lee
I don’t have a title for this, probably because I keep thinking about the sneak peek and my brain doesn’t seem to be able to think about nothing but “asdfghjkl”…