Chances are, you’ve seen Willa Holland play a troublesome teenager before. She took over the role of Kaitlyn Cooper on “The O.C.” from “Secret Life of the American Teenager” star Shailene Woodley, taking the character from a spoiled, horse-obsessed child to a sly, wisecracking adolescent. She also made a few memorable appearances on “Gossip Girl,” too, as model Agnes Andrews, dragging the impressionable Jenny Humphrey into some undesirable situations.
In keeping with the general theme of her career, Holland’s seemingly innocent character on “Arrow,” Thea, has a few tricks up her sleeve. We’re not sure how long her hard-partying ways can last with her older brother Oliver (Stephen Amell) making waves in Starling City as a ruthless, hooded vigilante, but she’s certainly going to keep trying. DC Comics fans will definitely start to envision a future for Thea after Oliver calls her “Speedy,” and we can’t wait to see what Holland has in store for the audience. That’s why she landed on Zap2it’s Ones to Watch for Fall 2012.
Holland has quite the personality off-screen, too — just check out her answers to our questionnaire below. Make sure to tune in to the debut of “Arrow” on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.
What’s the most embarrassing song on your iPod?
Zombie apocalypse or alien invasion?
Do you have any current pop culture obsessions/addictions/guilty pleasures?
What was the last white lie you told?
“I only ate three pieces of bacon.”
Do you have any strange phobias?
Pickles anywhere near my food.
Who is your most recent text message from?
My friend Sean.
If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?
Los Angeles, because I miss home!
Tell us about your first kiss.
It was super awkward so I blocked it out.
What food can you not resist?
If you could guest star on one other TV show, what would it be and why?
“Breaking Bad,” because it’s the best show ever.
What do your friends make fun of you for?
My obsession with bacon and food in general.
What websites do you check most often?