For those readers who mourned the unceremonious passing of Helena Bertinelli in the new 52, there is some joy. Tonight on the CW, Jessica De Gouw joins Arrow for two episodes as Huntress. While like everything in the DC TVverse vs. comicverse there have been some changes, a new interview with the actress shows she is aware of and researched the comic character (as well I suspect the version of Huntress from CW’s Birds of Prey)
I went back to the comics,” she said. “I think the comics are the best place to start. That’s where it originated. That’s what the fans want to see. That’s what I wanted to go for. I don’t think it helps to impersonate someone else who’s already done it perhaps. Because this isn’t like anything else. It looks different and it feels different. And it’s a different tone.”
She adds that the character enters with a punch and is “a force”:
She’s a force. She’s a force of nature. And not only the Huntress but Helena is pretty sassy in her own right.”
The episode “Muse of Fire” debuts tonight.