Arrow premiered on Wednesday, October 10, and scored some pretty fantastic ratings. Not only that, but the critics (including myself) loved the show. I got a chance to chat with Willa Holland at New York Comic Con this weekend and she talked all about her role. She plays Thea, Oliver Queen, aka Arrow’s (Stephen Amell) little sister.
Ollie was presumed dead in a boat accident along with Thea’s father five years ago. Now he’s back. While he was gone, things changed a lot for his little sister. She’s exactly the type of party animal that Ollie was before he disappeared. She’s on drugs and leading a pretty destructive life. In fact, Oliver calls her “Speedy.” Comic book fans know that Green Arrow has a sidekick called Speedy who was on drugs as well. So, will Thea end up as Arrow’s second? Maybe and maybe not.
Check out what Holland has to say about whether or not that will happen, and how she feels about Thea finding out about who her big brother really is. If you haven’t checked out Arrow yet, you should. After the video, take a look at some new photos from episode 2, “Honor Thy Father,” including Kelly Hu as China White.