Playing a superhero in the hit TV series Arrow, Stephen Amell is also becoming a hero in real life. Reached out by a fan and touched by her tragic story, the actor quickly responded and helped by paying a tribute in the best way he could.
Korey Finch is a ‘super fan’ of superheroes. Having the symbol of Damian Wayne (Robin) on one hand and Wonder Woman on the other, she also named her first son Grayson, after DC’s Nightwing. After her husband’s 30th birthday, Korey discovered that she was pregnant with another boy, who she planned to name after Damian, the son of Batman and Talia (the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, who also appears in CW’s Arrow).
However, Korey was struck with tragedy as her newborn died just 34 weeks into her pregnancy. After honoring Damien with a superhero-themed funeral, she decided to reach out to Stephen Amell, playing ‘The Arrow’ in the hit TV Show, via Facebook. The popular actor, becoming a hero for Korey not just on the screen, but in real life, quickly responded to her. Meeting with Korey at the Dallas Comic-Con, he not only wore a Damien/Robin symbol t-shirt in a tribute to her lost son, but Amell also dedicated his visit to her family. In an interview with CW33, Korey stated that
If there’s anything a superhero can teach you, it’s when you get knocked down, no matter how many times you get knocked down, you have to get up.
The hit TV Show Arrow airs each Wednesday at 8pm on the CW.
Last week, the Arrow made his triumphant return to Starling City as he joined the battle in the Glades and announced that he’s back for good. After an emotional reunion at the Arrow cave, the whole team is stunned when they learn that Oliver will be training with Malcolm to prepare to defeat Ra’s al Ghul, and Felicity is not happy about this.
“Arrow” show boss Marc Guggenheim and Stephen Amell recently talked to Variety to share some details about upcoming episodes, the scoop on how Oliver feels about Laurel being the Black Canary, and the future of Oliver and Felicity.
On the last episode, Oliver discovers that he’s no longer the main decision maker in the team. Amell said that his character, Oliver, will not be handling this well. “It’s like, ‘okay, I’m back, let’s get back to it’ and everyone’s like, ‘no’,” says Amell.
“They all independently make the decision that they are there because they want to be there. So me coming back and just being dictatorial and ‘my way or the highway’ is just not going to work,” he added.
Guggenheim agrees that the transition will be hard for Oliver.
“Oliver has got some decisions to make in terms of how he wants to handle this new team dynamic that he’s been thrust into, and it’s going to be interesting. I think some of our best scenes come out of moments of conflict in the lair, and you’ll certainly see a chunk of that,” said the showrunner.
Guggenheim also reveals that Oliver won’t be Laurel’s biggest fan as she takes becomes the Black Canary. “Oliver is definitely the least supportive of everyone in terms of Laurel trying to fill her sister’s boots, and he is not shy about expressing that opinion,” he says.
As for Oliver and Felicity’s relationship, Guggenheim teases that fans can expect a “very different dynamic” between the two in upcoming episodes.
“I think Felicity and Oliver are going to struggle with [the question of] how do we remain coworkers and even friends if this romantic genie — which had been taken out of the bottle at the beginning of the season—is now off the table, to mix metaphors.”
Stephen Amell has a great relationship with his fans and this latest story of him going above and beyond for one of his admirers just warms our hearts!
Korey Finch, a big fan of Arrow, sadly lost her baby during the 34th week of pregnancy last year and she decided to hold a superhero themed memorial as they named the child after Batman’s son. After reaching out to Stephen to see if he could send something to the memorial, he one-upped the request by saying he wanted to meet the family the next time he would be in Dallas.
As the date approached, Korey reached out to Stephen again and he ended up setting up VIP tickets to the Dallas Fan Expo for their whole entire group. He also made sure they had special time together and fulfilled Korey‘s wish of jumping into his arms. Watch the video below!
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Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) made a dramatic return from the dead in Wednesday’s Arrow.
Oliver made his way back from oversees, and delivered a dramatic speech after convincing Merlyn (John Barrowman) to spare Brick’s (Vinnie Jones) life, even though the gangster was responsible for the death of Merlyn’s wife.
“You did not fail this city, and I promise I will not fail you,” Oliver said to the crowd.
Amell says Oliver returns to Starling City a changed man after losing a duel to the death with Ra’s Al Ghul (Matt Nable) and only being saved thanks to the healing powers of Maseo (Karl Yune) and Katana (Rila Fukushima). He’ll now team up with Merlyn in the coming rematch against Ra’s.
“He comes back having been humbled, which is an important lesson for anybody,” Amell tells The Hollywood Reporter. “You constantly have to be on the lookout for people in the world that are just going to destroy you.”
Taking on Ra’s was a foolhardy move (“It was not even that close,” says Amell of the duel), with Oliver going headstrong into the battle because otherwise his sister Thea (Willa Joanna Chance) would have been faced the same fate, as she murdered Sara (Caity Lotz), though only after being drugged by her father Merlyn.
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