Monday, March 17, 2014
Stephen Amell stars as Oliver Queen in the CW series Arrow -- based on the Green Arrow comic book published by DC Comics. The thing is, he can act. And the show is rather good!
Amell has quite the acting resume. He was the rival pretty-boy prostitute on HBO's Hung, bit plenty of boys on Vampire Diaries, and routinely appeared nearly naked on Dante's Cove. He's done a wide range of one-off guest shots on broadcast television as well, including a notable appearance on The Good Girl.
Amell says he likes getting hit on by gay men. He says it's flattering to have handsome guys find him attractive, and he says he's met lots of new friends that way.
Amell has also ferociously denounced Russia's war on LGBTQ people. He went out of his way to attack 'phobic Russian fascist leader Vladimir Putin at a major press conference during his show's second season premiere. He also says he likes being on Arrow because it's forced him to go to the gym more and cease being so lazy.
Amell wasn't nearly as bulked up and tight when he was on Hung, where he played a call-boy trying to take over Thomas Jane's escort business. Here he is in his Hung days. You can see the difference.
Amell also does selfies with his puppy a lot. D'awwwww!