Arrow star Stephen Amell has taken to social media to react to the news his co-star Emily Bett Rickards is leaving the show. Late last week Rickards announced that she will be exiting the series ahead of its final season in the Autumn.
Amell laments on the fun the two have had acting opposite each other for the past seven years and how the show will not be the same without her. He, of course, ends by stating he is excited to see what she does next.
For our thoughts on Felicity leaving the Arrowverse check out our op-ed piece here.
View this post on Instagram
For me… August 3rd, 2012 is the most important day in the history of our show. It was the first day I worked with Emily. Her energy and the vibrancy she gave to Felicity Smoak is only surpassed by what she personally gave to me. She was a co-worker that became a best friend. So on the first day of our last episode together, I’d like everyone to know how deeply I appreciate the past seven years. EmBett… We wouldn’t be here without you. I love you. And I cannot wait to see what you do next.
Arrow stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen/Green Arrow, David Ramsey as John Diggle and Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance/Black Siren. Season 7 will see the return of Colton Haynes as Roy Harper/Arsenal.
Arrow airs on The CW Mondays at 8/7c. In the UK the show airs on Sky One on Thursdays at 9pm.