EXCLUSIVE: Emily Bett Rickards Picks the Central City Girl She Thinks Is Perfect for Barry on 'The Flash'!
By Leanne Aguilera
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It's hard to believe that just a year ago, Oliver Queen was telling Barry Allen, "Guys like us don't get the girl."
This season on Arrow, Oliver and Felicity are deliriously adorable in their relationship, and over on The Flash, Barry Allen is now cozying up with Central City's cutest cop, Patty Spivot.
To celebrate this current CW love-fest, Arrow's Emily Bett Rickards recentlystopped by the ETonline studios to dish on Felicity and Barry's friendship in the "Flarrow" crossover event now that they're both off the market.
"I think it's really great for Barry to see that like, 'Oh you can get the girl,' or maybe that could be possible for him in the future," the blonde beauty said.
When asked if this means that Barry has given Felicity his blessing for her to be with Oliver, Rickards wholeheartedly agreed. "Yeah, and it makes it really cool for them to be friends too because it kind of takes off that edge a little bit," she shared.
"[Barry and Felicity] never really talked about what their relationship was," the actress said, "I mean, obviously they had chemistry, and they're great friends, and they're both very scientific, and their minds work a lot alike."
"But that passion and that love is obviously what Felicity and Oliver have," Rickards continued. "That's how our relationships move and work in real life, so that's how it worked for them."
Speaking of insane chemistry, we're having a hard time picking which of The Flash's leading ladies is best for Barry: Iris, Caitlin, or Patty. We've already asked the Flash cast to weigh in on this romance web, but now it's Rickard's turn to make her pick from Felicity's point of view.
"I don’t know, I guess that Caitlin has got a little bit of baggage right now," the 24-year-old actress pointed out. "But she's good friends with Caitlyn, so I think that would be good."
"She doesn’t know Iris very well at all, like, they've been on a couple of [hangouts], but Caitlin and her are like phone-friends so I would pick that," she said.
"And I think she would probably like Patty if she were to cross paths with her," Rickards concluded. "I hear she's amazing, like, Felicity hears that she's great, so I feel like that would be something that would make her want to be friends with Patty in that context."
Catch the highly anticipated Flash and Arrow crossover event beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
What did you think of Emily's answers? Who are you rooting for Barry to be with on The Flash? Share your thoughts with @LeanneAguilera on Twitter!
Need more Emily Bett Rickards in your life? Check out our last interview with Arrow's leading lady to get the scoop on Olicity's "holiday surprise"!