Arrow’s Stephen Amell and Josh Segarra talk toughest days filming on set
Stephen Amell and Josh Segarra have revealed their toughest experiences filming on the set of Arrow season five.
The pair were speaking at an Arrow Q&A at Heroes and Villains Convention, which took place at London’s Kensington Olympia over the weekend.
In response to a question from a fan about the hardest stunts they had to perform on set, Amell said: “I don’t know if it was the hardest, but our day on the boat was exhausting. We were on the boat for an incredibly emotional scene that you know was very delicate and very tricky and had so many moving parts to it. Everyone was worried about the weather. And I was really worried that we would be so caught up in getting the cool shots that we would miss the important ones [gestures to their faces].”
Segarra agreed, adding that he also found the scenes where Chase tortured Oliver very difficult to film.
Segarra said: “Do you guys remember that episode with the cell, where I got to torture him [Stephen, as Oliver] a little bit? There were two days that stuck out. The boat day and that day. This man was shackled to the ground – they weren’t fake shackles, those were real shackles – and we were in that cell for twelve hours. It would take so long and you could see those marks on his wrists, you know?
“It was a pretty cool day and my respect for this guy grew a whole lot. Those were the days where we grew a little more. Those were the days where we started to get into the guts of those guys, see what they’re made of. So those were some fun days to shoot.”