'Arrow': Cupid Actress Teases Future Return

"I'm excited to see which path they jump on"
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Amy Gumenick

[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Wednesday's episode of Arrow, "Draw Back Your Bow."]

Don't worry Cupid fans — we may see more of her on Arrow yet. Sure, she's supposedly going straight as a member of The Suicide Squad, but she definitely has more Oliver (Stephen Amell) to taunt.

"I would absolutely be up for it. I would be thrilled," Cupid actress Amy Gumenick tells The Hollywood Reporter of the possibility of returning. "The episode is definitely left open-ended. There are many avenues they could take with Cupid. I'm excited to see which path they jump on. There is definitely potential there." The star, who masterfully played the Ollie-obsessed villain in Wednesdays' episode, says she believes there's more in store for her character. 

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Cupid had some badass moves in the episode, and Gumenick says that was no easy feat to achieve. See what she has to say about shooting the episode below.

What was the toughest part about playing Cupid?

My job was so much more than acting the part. While acting, I was using a deadly weapon that I had never used before and finding the balance between portraying this woman who is for half of it crazy and unpredictable and dangerous, while grounding her in reality. One of the biggest challenges of playing any kind of villain is finding the redeemable qualities, and putting myself in the audience's shoes and finding what they can relate to. I hope as a team we found that and were successful in that. I was a fun ride and great adventure, and I hope to continue it.

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It's very physical. What was that aspect like?

There was archery, there was hand-to-hand combat, so that was a fun bonus to the acting side, getting to dive into the physical part as well.

How did you get in the right head space to play her? 

Fun doesn't even begin to describe it. Embracing a character that is so wild and all over the place and unpredictable and yet has such incredible strength and power, and in really one episode gets to ride the entire emotional spectrum, was such an amazing opportunity. The character of Cupid is kind of a dream come true for a female actress. It's not often that I get to wear a leather outfit and sling arrows at people. It was so fun.

Arrow airs at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays on The CW.

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