Looks like Felicity might have some competition as the beautiful and talented actress Elysia Rotaru joins the cast of Arrow in the upcoming fourth season. No stranger to CW fans, this Vancouver, Canada born actress can boast guest roles in hit shows Supernatural and iZombie, along with being known for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, Girl House, and Amp. Inspired by the iconic Sophia Loren, Rotaru has been very busy wearing many hats in her show biz career. Her upcoming short film Broken Masters will be out soon, as well as roles in the short film called FWD where she primarily wore the hat of executive producer.
Q. I understand that you’ve been cast as a new love interest for Oliver Queen in this upcoming season of Arrow. Two questions:
–Is your character a blast from his Oliver’s rich “playboy” past or his tortured past?
–How does it feel to know you might come between the beloved Felicity and Oliver dynamic, LOL?
A. “You know, I wish I could answer this right now but you’re going to have to tune in when Season Four starts up to really see what happens! I think “Olicity” fans can expect a great season, I know I am excited!”
Q. You play guest roles in Supernatural episodes ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ and ‘Of Grave Importance.’ What was is like on the set? Any pranks? Any funny stories that you can share?
A. “Jensen and Jared are so lovely to play alongside. It was really great to have them welcome me back with accolades and big smiles. There is such a vibrant energy on that set and I think it keeps regenerating because people there love what they do. Jared and Jensen are always full of laughs and good jokes!”
Q. The short film you are in called Broken Masters looks pretty funny! Is there a geeky significance in your character name of Lara Croft?
A. “Well I wouldn’t say she’s geeky, but there is a twist that you should definitely watch for.”
Q. Do you have ambitions of branching out in to writing, directing, or producing?
A. “Yes, in fact I just wrapped a short film called FWD. I was fully behind the camera on this one wearing many hats, but primarily the hat of an executive producer, alongside my production partners Stephen Sawchuk and Ron Heaps. I’m always learning about this big film making machine, and the more I dive into other areas of it the more love I have for the path I am on.”
Q. Do you have any cool hidden talents that would surprise your fans?
A. “I love singing. You can find me belting out a good tune while I’m driving or cleaning my place and of course in the shower!”
Q. I noticed on your Facebook page that you are inspired by the incredible Sophia Loren. She’s also a favorite of mine. One of my favorite movies of hers was Houseboat with Cary Grant. What about Sophia inspired you?
A. “I love her tenacity, perseverance and love of life. There are so many great moments in her book “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” that resonate with me. I think she mentions at one point that she looked different from the other girls because of her background and that’s something that I’ve had to come to recognize in my career as well. I do have a different look, that at times it may not fit the ideal mold. But, I feel I am at a place where I know how to harness my unique look and essence in my work and use it to my advantage. Sophia’s perspective on the beauty of the industry and life helped reignite a part of me that lay dormant for a while. I just love her vibe and that she cares about the craft. She’s a gorgeous woman and I adore how she always managed to find a balance between her work and her home.”