During the 2016 San Diego Comic Con, Legends of Tomorrow‘s Caity Lotz talked to us about how Sara is dealing with the death of her sister, Laurel, played in Arrow by Katie Cassidy. Lotz also revealed which character she’d love to have back on the show and whether fans of the action series can expect Sara to actually have a real, serious romantic relationship in season two after it appears most of her closest friends are no longer around.
Season two of The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow is set to premiere on October 13, 2016.
Caity Lotz Interview:
Is Sara’s style of fighting going to change in season two?
Caity Lotz: “No. As of now, no. One of the things I want to try to do is put more character moments inside the fights. I want Sara to get hurt too, and not seem so invincible. I want to take a hit or get tired, and I think that will be a new kind of fun way to maybe put some humor into the fights as well. But, I like the way she fights so I hope they keep the style similar.”
The death of Laurel happened last season on Arrow and Sara got to deal with it in the season finale. Was that an especially emotional way to deal with it?
Caity Lotz: “I think it was really hard because, one, the finale is kind of like happy but then I’m dealing with this really sad news. I had like three scenes to deal with it and that was it. It’s something that I wish…I want an entire episode to deal with this and go through it. We had to figure out, ‘Okay, how does Sara find out and go through all of the stages of grief and get to the point where she can go and finish this mission?’ That was the challenge. I worked a lot with Marc (Guggenheim) in getting the scenes just right to make sure that we’re really doing it justice, just how serious and affected Sara was by this news. It carries on into this new season. Sara’s not over it. It’s not over for her yet.”
Did you hear about it when it happened on Arrow?
Caity Lotz: “You know, for the longest time – from the first episode of Arrow this last season with Stephen (Amell), Arrow, standing at a grave and no one knew whose grave it was. The producers are like, ‘It’s somebody big,’ and we’re like, ‘Who is it?!’ Nobody knew, and Katie (Cassidy) didn’t even tell me so I didn’t find out until right before we were shooting. They were really good about keeping those things a secret. I was heartbroken.”
Now that basically the two relationships that Sara had on the ship, those two characters are gone…
Caity Lotz: “And her sister’s gone. Everyone I love dies! Stay away from me. I think her and Rip also have a really good brotherly-sisterly thing, so she’s still got friends on the ship. I don’t know. Maybe her and Rory will become friends. It’s fun to work all the different dynamics with each of the characters, though Sara and Snart were my favorite thing. I was really bummed that that had to go. I miss that relationship. I just felt like that was such an interesting pairing.”
Is there a chance for Snart, played by Wentworth Miller, to come back because of the time travel?
Caity Lotz: “Well, they did announce that he would be making appearances across the shows. I don’t know if that means in flashbacks or coming back to life. Is he on Earth-2. But, yeah, I would love for them to get back together. There’s always like, yeah, maybe he’ll be on Earth-2 and then they’ll go. But then he wouldn’t be himself anymore.”
Do you know anything new on the idea of Sara getting a girlfriend?
Caity Lotz: “So far Sara is being quite the little Casanova so I think that she’s got some romance. I don’t know how deep they’ll take it. It’s kind of hard to have a relationship when you’re time traveling on a spaceship. But, I would like for her to have an actual relationship. I think her and Nyssa, because it wasn’t just like a fling, there was real substance to it, it would be nice for Sara to have a solid relationship be it with a man, be it with a woman. But I think she’s kind of a player this season.”
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(Interview by Fred Topel. Article by Rebecca Murray.)