Arrow star Stephen Amell and his wife Cassandra Jean show off their dance moves at "Fuck Cancer" event in Vancouver
This past Saturday, a few hundred Vancouverites got to partake in a charity event at Club 560 in downtown Vancouver for the Fuck Cancer foundation.
The event of course had the privilege of getting one of Vancouver's more notable TV stars to host, Arrow's Stephen Amell. Like all the attendees who paid $40 U.S. (or $150 for VIP) Stephen wore his "Fuck Cancer" shirt that everyone was given and was told they had to wear to get in.
Amell played the part of host, and was very good at doing so. He started the night by greeting some fans as they lined up to get their photos taken on the small red carpet inside, he of course took 100s of autograph & photo with requests in stride throughout the night in 5 to 15 minute slots in between interactions with those who paid $150 to be in a VIP section with him. He even spoke quite briefly about the night & told the crowd the next song was a special one to him (I cant remember now the exact details he said on why it was, whether its when he met Cassandra, or proposed...but.... it was special to him) and immediately after introducing it, he got off the stage and down onto the dance floor with his wife, and the pair danced to the song with dozens of partiers circling the pair.
Below is a video of the pairs dancing to the song "Come On Eileen" from Dexys Midnight Runners..
You can find out more about the Fuck Cancer foundation HERE
Arrow episode 317 "Suicidal Tendencies" shoots scenes of someones wedding. Lots of cast on hand for it.
This post contains filming information for Arrow episode 317 "Suicidal Tendencies". IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS EPISODE AND DO NOT WANT TO VIEW POTENTIAL SPOILERS, DO NOT CONTINUE READING OR VIEWING THE PHOTOS BELOW.
Arrow was filming scenes a couple months ago for episode 317 "Suicidal Tendencies" in East Vancouver at a hall they have used several times for several things.
This time, the hall was not a hospital, or hall of records, but a wedding hall. As I tweeted back when the shooting happened, the cast were shooting a scene for a wedding, and although my joke that it was Ray & Felicity wedding was met with some anger by overly sensitive Olicity fans, the true happy couple was eventually sleuthed out by the fanbase.
David Ramsey and Audrey Marie Anderson as John Diggle & Lyla Michaels were shooting scenes where the couple gets re-married. Of course Dig & Lyla had a few friends at their joyous event of note. Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer, Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, Willa Holland as Thea Queen and Colton Haynes as Roy Harper and Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance were also all at the event.
Very little of the actual filming could be seen from outside. Only things I can confirm are things that are already known on the internet. It was a Dig & Lyla wedding, and Felicity catches the bouquet. Outside of that, no dialogue was heard, and very little of the scene could even be seen thru the 2 pglass doors, dozens of extras and equipment.
Of course, what would a Suicide Squad themeed episode be without a member of Amanda Wallers bunch? A scene was done outside after the reception scene with Dig & Lyla walking to a limo and getting in. Waiting for them on the inside was Michael Rowe as Floyd Lawton, aka - Deadshot. What takes place inside the limo, who knows? Perhaps the SS was playing security detail for the wedding? Or, Lyla or Dig was being called away to a job. Will have to wait till next week to see.
This was what I call the "beginning of the end" of the Arrow set being a place where you could go & meet the case easily. There was no less than 20 people throughout the day at the set, and at 1 point, 19 people were there at the same time. Sure enough, it encouraged many of the cast to start sneaking out the back doors when they were on a break instead of coming out the front doors as they did when there was only 5 or 8 of us. This was of course part of what I call a "perfect storm" of circumstances. The 4 big productions in town were all on location that day (Flash, Once Upon A Time & Supernatural along with Arrow), as fans went to the other locations & found them to be either inaccessible, or boring, they all flocked to the Arrow set where they were hearing about how many cast were there & how accessible they were. It was clearly obvious that 1/2 of the people at the Arrow set that day were not even fans of the show, but just wanted to meet "someone famous". I miss the days where there was just 2 or 3, and sometimes just me, at the set.
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