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EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Amell Says His Russian Is Getting Better, Teases 'Arrow' Season 5: 'We're Trying to Do It Right'

by Alex Ungerman 2:39 PM PDT, July 23, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Amell Says His Russian Is Getting Better, Teases 'Arrow' Season 5: 'We're Trying to Do It Right'

Stephen Amell has been working on his Russian.

The Arrow star and his castmates dropped by ET’s Comic-Con suite on Saturday to tease season five of The CW superhero drama, and he adorably admitted that his handle on the Russian language hasn't always been up to par.

"It's actually pretty good," Amell told ET’s Leanne Aguilera. "We have a phonetics coach and a translator on set when I have to do Russian and it seems to be working."

While Amell’s character, Oliver Queen, has spoken Russian early in Arrow’s run, the 35-year-old actor revealed, "That was all fake in the first season."

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"We're actually trying to do it properly," he explained. "[The phonetics coach says] 'This is actually what you're saying. This is the word that you should emphasize,' and we're trying to do it right."

As for what's in store for the new season, the cast was pretty tight-lipped, although executive producer Wendy Mericle did reveal that events pick up four months after the May finale.

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"Just have to wait and see what we do with the whole Flash of the time, and the reset, and all that business," Mericle teased, referring to sister show The Flash whose history-changing finale may have implications for the Arrow crew.

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Emily Bett Rickards, who plays Felicity on Arrow, said that her character's actions last season have left her traumatized. "I think Felicity's got some PTSD," the actress shared. "She's about to have a mental breakdown."

And of course, with Oliver and Felicity no longer together, the focus will entirely be on the "team."

"It really is about the formation of a new team," Amell said. "The team is what's necessary to really affect change."

For more details on the new season, we'll have to wait for Oct. 5, when Arrow returns to The CW!

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