Emily reflects. “I’m not sure. I don’t know that there’s a need to superhero-ize her. She’s so smart that she’s able to be a contender, and hold her own against Diggle with his background and experience in Afghanistan and Oliver’s Island training. She’s got the brains. She’s got that power, and the feminine power too. (x)
I love this quote for several reasons.
It means that Emiliy Bett Rikards understands the significance of her role and the role of Felicity Smoak.
It shows that you don’t need to be kick-ass to be a female hero in a (action) TVseries.
It’s shows that you don’t have to play on sexuality to have power.
It shows it’s important to be yourself
It shows that brain can just as be important as looks
Furthermore I think there is change of female leads in general. Earlier on they where often brainless, beautiful kickasses. But nowadays we see more and more strong women. Who stand their own ground, using their brains. I have to say I like it very much. I hope some of you have more to ad.