Black Canary Takes Center Stage

Black Canary - Arrow

In a move that fans have been anticipating for three years, Laurel Lance becomes Black Canary on Arrow tonight, defending Starling City from a new criminal menace after Arrow is presumed dead at the hands of Ra’s al Ghul.

Entertainment Weekly caught up with actress Katie Cassidy and asked her what it was like to play one of DC’s toughest women.

“I can’t tell you how happy it made me,” Cassidy gushes to EW. “I remember at the end of season 2, they needed to fit Sara’s [Caity Lotz] jacket on me and I started to cry when I put it on. I’ve been waiting for this for so long. I’m so happy and honored. From Day 1, I knew that eventually that’s where they were planning to go with the character, but I didn’t know when and it’s television, anything can happen. Honestly, there’s no words that can even explain how lucky, excited, grateful, thrilled I am. For the Black Canary fans, I hope they’re happy with my performance and my take on the character. I hope people are happy.”

Read the rest of the interview on, and tune in to the CW tonight at 8 p.m. to watch the the new and improved Black Canary take Starling City under her wing.