Stephen Amell Says Colton Haynes Is Doing ‘Great’ Following Jeff Leatham Split (Exclusive)
By Meredith B. Kile
Stephen Amell can't wait to have Colton Haynes back on Arrow.
The actor and entrepreneur, along with his Nocking Point co-founder Andrew Harding, stopped by for a Facebook Live with ET's Leanne Aguilera on Thursday, dishing on everything from his wine company to the upcoming seventh season of the CW superhero show, which will include Haynes' return as a series regular.
"Colton’s great. I saw Colton yesterday, and yeah, he seems good," Amell said of his co-star, who recently filed for divorce from husband Jeff Leatham after six months of marriage. "He’s excited to come back to work on the show and to be back in Vancouver, I think. I hope. He’s certainly excited to be back in Vancouver for the summer. But no, he’s doing great."
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Apart from their on-screen partnership -- on Arrow, Haynes plays Roy Harper, aka Arsenal, who fights for justice alongside Amell's Green Arrow, Oliver Queen -- the actors have also teamed up in the wine world. Nocking Point recently released "Colton's Cab," a Cabernet Sauvignon collaboration with Haynes, which featured his character's signature red hoodie on the label.
“It’s really simple," Amell said of partnering with his co-stars. "The only thing that we have trouble with is when we pitch the collaboration, we explain how it works, and I think people think we’re kidding."
The company also produced another Arrow collab, Pacific Coast Pink, a sparkling rosé wine made in partnership with actress Emily Bett Rickards, who plays Amell's on-screen wife, Felicity Smoak.
“Neither Drew nor I would have thought of sparkling pink wine,” Amell said of the bubbly. “Maybe one day, but that’s not necessarily what we were thinking. But you pick your varietal, and then you design your label… The main thing for it, because we’re a young, start-up business is, we’ll give you a bunch of your own wine.”
As for Arrow, Amell said he was recently pitched some exciting season seven storylines -- including an idea for the now-legendary four-show DC Comics crossover event with Supergirl, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow that had him "as excited as when we introduced Barry Allen [on Arrow]". But first, next week's season six finale of Arrow, which the actor said is epic in its own way.
“We set ourselves up for a finale that feels very, very unique in terms of our previous five finales… I wouldn’t describe it as a cliffhanger," he teased. "It’s so not a cliffhanger, and it leaves so much certainty, and it leaves everyone in a position where you know exactly where they are, that it’s almost a little unsettling.”