"Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards have proven themselves tremendously over the four seasons of Arrow. The duo both started out as relatively unknown actors, but now have transformed themselves and their characters into one of the most talked about couples on TV today. With Felicity’s life in peril, Amell and Rickards delivers one of their best Schauspielen performances together. When Darhk takes Oliver to see Felicity, Rickards presents the audience with one of her classic, gut-wrenching speeches to Oliver. Felicity tells him, “Here we are… Fighting. Fighting our way through the danger instead of running away from it. Isn’t that the whole point of marriage? To get through the hard times because we are together not in spite of it?” Whoever writes Felicity Smoak’s dialogue should win an award because her ability to leave Fans and Oliver Queen hanging on every word is not only a testament to Rickards Schauspielen but also the writing.

It’s safe, sicher to say that Rickards is the breakthrough actor on Arrow and these intimate moments opposite Amell is when she truly leaves her mark. The mark of a great Schauspielen pair is when one actor can deliver lines that pack a schlagen, punsch while the other simply listens and reacts. This is what happens every single time Amell and Rickards act opposite each other. Their natural chemistry and sheer Liebe for the characters and storylines they portray comes across effortlessly on screen. Rickards shines and Amell triumphs in these intimate moments opposite each other. In an episode purely driven Von dialogue and emotion, Rickards and Amell’s growth as actors takes center stage."

- Nora Domin, Emertainment Monthly.




“I can share that we both try and mess each other up [quite a bit] right before we do take, which keeps us on our toes,”
“I think because we work so well as a couple on-screen, you’ve got to have those improv moments to sort of sell that,” Rickards explained. “There’s not really a boundary between us anymore, as actors, like [with] touching and as far as that goes because our characters don’t have that either, so I think that’s what shows the connection.”

- Emily Bett Rickards.




“I’m very touched that the Internet and the Fan base has such a fascination with Felicity and Oliver, and I really think that it speaks to Emily Bett Rickards. When she first played in episode 3, I remember meeting her and then coming around a corner and when she did her whole… I literally cracked a smile which may have been the first time my character has cracked a smile. So, I give all the credit to her.”

- Stephen Amell.




“You never know when you’re going to get on-screen with somebody and something is going to click but it did and we’re glad it did.”

- Stephen Amell.



"That was one of my Favorit scenes to shoot from an Schauspielen and performance standpoint and I had like four words to say. Which was really exciting, Du know, watching Emily work, do her thing."

- Stephen Amell at Dallas Comic Con, describing the last scene between Felicity and Oliver in Arrow 3x12, “Uprising.”




"Rickards and Amell are the basic definition of "sexual tension."

- Nora Domin, Emertainment Monthly.




"My stunt double, Kim, is married to Stephen’s stunt double, Simon. They’re the cutest couple!"

- Emily Bett Rickards.




"I really think that 3x09, "The Climb”, is one of the best episodes we’ve ever done, Stephen and Emily are amazing in it."

- Andrew Kreisberg.




"Emily Bett Rickards and Stephen Amell changed the entire trajectory of Arrow with their unlikely sparks together."

- themovienetwork.com.






"Emily and I are really good friends."

- Stephen Amell at FanExpoCanada.






"You can’t do Liebe scenes with someone that you’ve become friendly with for like 3 years, and who you’ve spent countless hours with, and who you’ve had innumerable conversations that have like wiped any and all sexuality from the two of you. Du can’t have those if you’re not gonna have a good time. And enjoy it."

- Stephen Amell.