Canadian Screen Awards 2013: Interview with Stephen Amell
If having Lana Lang, Lois Lane and Supergirl wasn’t hard enough to handle, in walks Oliver Queen at the Canadian Screen Awards! Stephen Amell attended the inaugural Canadian Screen Awards with wife Cassandra Jean as a guest and presenter. We caught up with him during the awards for a quick chat about his new CW Show, Arrow.
Stephen Amell is a fellow Torontonian. Born and raised in the city, Amell started off his career by appearing in shows such as Degrassi: The Next Generation, Dante’s Cove and Queer as Folk. In 2007, he won a Gemini Award for his guest-starring role on ReGenesis as the character Craig Riddlemeyer. That same year, he was nominated for another Gemini Award for Rent-A-Goalie in the category of Best Ensemble Cast. His move to U.S. saw him take part in a variety of different productions, such as NCIS: Los Angeles and 90210, before joining the cast of HBO’s Hung along side Thomas Jane, Jane Adams and Charlie Saxton. Soon after Hung, Amell joined ABC’s Private Practice as recurring character Scott “Scottie” Becker, while he continued with his recurring character Nick Harwell in Heartland.
After a successful audition for CW’s Arrow, Stephen Amell stepped into the role of Oliver Queen AKA Arrow. The show is based on the fictional superhero Green Arrow, a costumed crime-fighter who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. The production shares similarities with the comic book character, especially the use of a bow and arrow, Arrow’s signature weapon of choice. The show also features other DC Comic characters within the story line such as China White and Deadshot.