‘Arrow’ star Willa Holland talks Speedy, pull-ups and on-set injuries

03.25.15 3 years ago

The “Flash”/”Arrow” PaleyFest 2015 purple carpet tip sheet contained the usual pictures of actors and a listing by name. In the cases in which alternate identities have been revealed, those were listed as well, so it was “Oliver Queen/Arrow,” “Laurel Lance/Black Canary,” “Roy Harper/Arsenal.”

Poor Thea Queen's name was listed without an alter ego, even though Oliver's formerly bratty little sister has undergone a major change this season, going from whiny club kid to club owner/nocturnal butt-killer under the tutelage of her nefarious father Malcolm.

While an assortment of random references and traits have left many “Arrow” fans figuring that Thea's emergence as Speedy was just a foregone conclusion,  nobody is willing to make that pronouncement official, including star Willa Holland.

On the purple carpet, I talked with Holland about Thea's transformation this season and the guilt from Sara Lance's death that still drives her. We also talked about her own physical transformation that she says has her on the verge of a successful pull-up. But with great training and increased stunt responsibilities come hidden dangers and Holland also talked about her recent on-set injuries

Check out the full video interview above. And also watch my interviews with Katie Cassidy and Stephen Amell and, of course, Emily Bett Rickards discussing Felicity's Jewishness.

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