Caity Lotz Speaks About DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Her Return


In the Season 3 Premiere of Arrow, Sara Lance/The Black Canary was killed by a mysterious set of Arrows in her stomach. I won’t spoil here who the killer turned out to be, but it certainly sent shock waves among the Arrow cast. Also keep a look out for the question below that does spoil who the killer is.

Now her character is being brought back by DC’s famed Lazarus Pit and she will appear as Sara Lance/The White Canary on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Caity Lotz sat down with Entertainment Weekly and spoke about her return and how it feels and more.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How did you feel once you heard Sara was being brought back to life?
I was really surprised, because I thought we made it pretty clear that Sara was dead this time — three arrows to the heart, falling off a building and cracking onto the cement. I was definitely surprised and excited, especially when you play a character for so long, you become really attached to them. I was so sad when she died. It’s nice to know that she gets to come back to life. You only get to do that in the comic book world.

Had you let go of this character yet, or were you ready to jump right back in?
I had let go of it because I thought it was done, but it’s not one that I have to do something to dive back into it. Sara is just a different part of me that’s easy to access.

Because the Lazarus Pits tend to change people, how do you think this character is going to be different from what we saw on Arrow?
We haven’t gotten the scripts yet, so I don’t know how she’s going to change, but we’ve seen with Thea Queen (Willa Holland) that the Lazarus Pit can impact memories and the persona, so the person that goes in is not necessarily the same person who comes out. It’s going to be interesting to see how Sara changes. She’s going to have to relearn a lot of things, [like] how she’s going to interact with people again. She was never much of a people person to begin with. It might be hard for her.


Do you think there will be any hard feelings toward Thea for killing her in the first place?
I would imagine it would be a hard image to shake, Thea’s face as she shoots three arrows into Sara’s chest. Though when/if Sara learns that it was actually Malcom Merlyn’s (John Barrowman) doing, I think she’d definitely have some feelings of revenge brewing in her stone cold assassin blood.

What’s the better costume: Black Canary or White Canary?
We saw in the trailer that I didn’t have a mask or a wig, and I’m really into that idea. If that’s the case, then definitely the White Canary costume is a lot more comfortable. I was working with the costume designer and had them design it to be more comfortable. She’s definitely trying to do that. The wig and the mask that’s glued onto your face when you’re trying to give expression, your eyes are painted black—it would be fun to not have that stuff on there, but it does look cool. Don’t get me wrong. I love the way my Canary costume looked.

People are hoping to see White Canary vs. Black Canary (Katie Cassidy). Is that something you would be excited for?
Definitely. I think the crossover potential is something that really excites me about the show and what I feel like sets it apart from all the other superhero shows. Sara and Laurel’s relationship has always been a pretty complicated one. I don’t imagine that these recent events are going to make it any less complicated. I’m curious to see. I don’t even know. Would they be fighting against each other? Or would they be fighting on the same side? I don’t think Sara would be into Laurel donning the mask and becoming Black Canary, just because she wouldn’t have wanted her to have the same life that she had, that she wasn’t so into all that darkness. I definitely hope that something happens, whether they fight together or against each other. It could be cool side by side. I’m into that.

To read the full interview head on over to Entertainment Weekly or buy their new Comic Con issue.

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