If the recent rave reviews are to be believed then Stephen Amell is set to become a household name. Stephen stars as Oliver Queen in the much anticipated superhero television series Arrow and he has admitted that the challenge of playing the lead character is what attracted him to the role.
Amell explained to Collider, “The challenge was part of the attraction for me, as an actor. As far as the role being intimidating, that’s stuff that people who can look at the big picture of the series can think about, and that the people who can look at how people are going to consume it can think about.”
He added, “I can’t think past the day because I’m in almost every scene. They are kicking my ass, right now. I don’t have the luxury of any long-term thinking, at all. I felt pressure to get the pilot picked up, and then I felt pressure to make Episode 2 awesome because I thought the pilot was awesome.”
Arrow is set to premiere in the US on The CW at 8/7c on Wednesday, October 10 and will then premiere is the UK on Sky1 from Monday, October 22.