Jessica De Gouw makes her debut as comic book character Huntress in the DC television series Arrow tonight and the actress has been talking about her approach to the role. Jessica claims that she went back to the comic book version of Huntress to draw inspiration for her performance.
De Gouw explained, “I went back to the comics. I think the comics are the best place to start. That’s where it originated. That’s what the fans want to see. That’s what I wanted to go for. I don’t think it helps to impersonate someone else who’s already done it perhaps. Because this isn’t like anything else.”
She added, “It looks different and it feels different. And it’s a different tone. She’s pretty ruthless. She’s certainly not as controlled as she possibly could be. I mean, she’s a vigilante of sorts and in her own head she justifies the choices she makes. It’s born out of the relationship with her family and her father and rectifying the wrongs that were done there. So that’s where it all comes from.”
Jessica De Gouw appears as Huntress in tonight’s episode of Arrow, which airs on The CW at 8/7c. The episode will air later in the year in the UK, which is showing Arrow on Sky1 on Monday nights at 8pm.