Felicity Smoak wasn't meant to be around for more than a few episodes. Felicity Smoak wasn't meant to be Team Arrow's invaluable third prong. Felicity Smoak wasn't meant to be Arrow's female lead. But she became all of those things thanks to Emily Bett Rickards, the astounding CW discovery who has taken a one-off character and transformed her into Arrow's M.V.P.
But because Rickards was something of an unknown prior to getting this gig (unless you were a massive Soldiers of the Apocalypse fan...), there is a surprising dearth of pre-Felicity information available about the actress. To help round out her biography, ETonline played a little game of Get To Know Emily when she stopped by our studios!
In addition to learning about her formative years in Canada, and her hidden talent, Rickards talked about next week's all-new Arrow, which introduces Barry Allen a.k.a The Flash (played by Grant Gustin), and the romantic entanglements his presence presents for 'Olicity!
Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.