LEGENDS OF TOMORROW’s Caity Lotz Talks Death, Rebirth and White Canary

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When she took over the role of “Sara Lance” for
Season Two of Arrow, Caity Lotz
quickly won over the audience to the point of becoming a fan favorite
character.  Sara was popular enough that
not even death was enough to stop her and she will return in CW’s upcoming
spin-off DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.

Entertainment Weekly spoke with Lotz for a special issue
available only to San Diego Comic Con goers. 
Fortunately for the rest of us, they were kind enough to put the
interview up on their website today.

When ask how she felt when she heard she was returning to
the CW-Verse, Lotz had this to say: “I
was really surprised, because I thought we made it pretty clear that Sara was
dead this time…  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.

Lotz walked through both her preparation to portray the role
again and her martial arts training before the conversation turned to the Lazarus
Pits that will be used to bring her back. 
The pits are well known, both in comics and now the CW-Verse, to change
those who are healed by them and while she has not seen what changes Sara may
undergo she says: “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.

Lotz also says that she is eager to explore Sara’s time with
the League and her relationship with Nyssa al Ghul.  She also is excited to explore the nature of
her death and Thea Queen and Malcolm Merlyn’s actions surrounding her murder.

The interview closed out with perhaps the most intriguing reunion
ahead for Sara Lance; the one with her sister, Laurel.  She teased the prospect of a Black Canary vs
White Canary battle when she said: “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.

You can see everything Caity had to say, HERE.

Arrow airs
Wednesdays on the CW 8E and is available streaming.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
is in development by Warner Television and the CW Network to air in early 2016.
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