Personal Quotes

  • “I try mainly to just focus on character and what my character’s point of view is, with each person, and try to figure out story.”
  • “I loved being on stage. I was in elementary school when I started, so I couldn’t say that it was about the building of characters.”
  • “To me, giving back is so important. It makes others feel good which then in return makes me feel good.”
  • “I love heels… whoever created heels is amazing!”
  • “Attending Comic-Con for ‘Arrow’ was so much fun! Seeing the fans excited gets me excited and feels really good.”
  • There is definitely something that has to be said for me liking the action, Lara Croft type stuff. I really want to explore that side of me.”
  • “My hair’s been every color. My hair’s been all over the map.”
  • “I’d like to think I’m actually a nice person in real life.”
  • “I wanted to make a name for myself.”
  • I was a freshman and auditioned for the school play. Freshmen usually never got cast. I was the first freshman to be actually given a legitimate part and it was that feeling of ‘Wow! I broke the system!'”
  • “I try to keep myself in what I’m doing and focused on character stuff, as opposed to getting wrapped up in worrying or being nervous. It won’t benefit me, in any way, to focus on that.”
  • “Greg Berlanti, David Nutter, Andrew Kreisberg, and Marc Guggenheim are the people I wanted to work with. They’re smart, they’re funny, they’re cool, they’re edgy.”
  • “My style during the day is very casual – boyfriend jeans, T-shirts, Converse, Uggs, whatever. At night, I love heels and thigh-highs, I like something fresh and new, and I’m not afraid to push the envelope.”
  • “I went to New York for Fashion Week and girls showed up waiting to see me. It’s funny because there’s a group of girls who I actually recognize because they always show up. It’s nice and I’m like, ‘Hi girls! I recognize your faces!’ It’s just like a feel-good experience.”
  • “My first few jobs, people were like, “Oh, she only got hired because she’s so-and-so’s daughter.” But, at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who your parents are. Sure, it does help you get into a room, but at the end of the day, you have to be able to deliver and you have to be talented because they’re not going to hire me because my dad is David Cassidy, who was famous in the ’70s. I have to go into those rooms and give it my best and work really hard. It’s not that I have to work extra hard, but sometimes it’s held against me because I feel like I have something to live up to. I just want to make my family proud, and I want to be known for me. I feel like I have to go the extra mile to do that, but I’m willing to do it and it’s fine. It’s nothing that I will complain about. It’s just another challenge that I will overcome.”
  • [on Juliana Harkavy] “I think that’s awesome, another girl that gets to kick ass is amazing. And Juliana Harkavy is so sweet and so kind. And she’s such a hard worker and she’s such an amazing person that, I haven’t obviously spent as much time with her but in the short amount of time I did spend with her, I was more than happy that she gets to sort of fulfilling those shoes.”
  • [on suiting up as Black Canary] “I can’t tell you how happy it made me. I remember at the end of season 2, they needed to fit Sara’s [Caity Lotz] jacket on me and I started to cry when I put it on. I’ve been waiting for this for so long. I’m so happy and honored. From Day 1, I knew that eventually, that’s where they were planning to go with the character, but I didn’t know when and it’s television, anything can happen. Honestly, there are no words that can even explain how lucky, excited, grateful, thrilled I am. For the Black Canary fans, I hope they’re happy with my performance and my take on the character. I hope people are happy.”
  • [on the new Black Canary] “I’m very supportive especially, you know, of strong women, and Laurel said she wanted the Black Canary to live on, to pass the mantle, to pass it on. And I fully support that. I think we live in a world now where women are becoming stronger and I think that Laurel would be very supportive of that. And for me personally as well.”