TKC Profile: Emily Bett Rickards

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TKC Profile: Emily Bett Rickards

Who says we don’t listen when you ask for something?  If we can pull it off, we will.  

At your request, for this week we reached out to an actress  from a little show we like to call Arrow. You may know her as Felicity (or Lynsey’s doppleganger), we just know her as one badass chick with a closet we wouldn’t mind raiding while she’s out saving Starling City.

But enough about us.  Let’s move on to the much anticipated profile of Emily Bett Rickards.

TKC:  How did you get your start in acting?
EBR:  I started dabbling in musical theatre and became a dedicated copy cat as a kid, but it wasn’t until after high school that I started auditioning for film and TV in Vancouver and  also where I started studying with Andrew McIlroy who taught me everything and the importance of absorption and observation.

TKC:  What do you find to be the most exciting thing about what you do?
EBR:  There’s always that moment when working out a scene, where an unexpected feeling arises in the middle. NO warning just pure accidental discovery and that is the best feeling in the universe.

TKC:  If you weren’t an actress, what would you be?
EBR:  If you’re asking 3 year old Emily it would be: veterinarian, astronaut or pirate. (Actor was in there too.) I’ve always been interested in psychology as well, so maybe studying human behavior or primates!

TKC:  How is Felicity’s style different than Emily’s?
EBR:  Felicity is just less ‘athletic’ in terms of style. I love to get dressed up but I rarely wear a dress unless it’s for an occasion. Felicity works out but she never wears a ball cap unless it’s for under cover. We still love each other though.

TKC:  Who is your fashion icon?
EBR:  Depends on the day.

TKC:  Day to day, what are you wearing?  Do you have a work uniform of sorts?
EBR:  Daily my outfit says “Hi I’m Emily, I look super cute right now but if I had to I could kick your butt with a high kick and survive the zombie apocalypse.”  Runners, leggings, sweatshirt. Boom.

TKC:  On a day off in Vancouver where can we find you?
EBR:  Gym, dog park, beach.

TKC:  With spring finally here and summer fast approaching, what are your warm weather must-haves?
EBR:  Can’t ever have too many panel hats.

TKC:  Are there any trends or looks you are into right now?
EBR:  I’m kinda digging the cool colour toned hair – the full head of icy pinks and purples. I love something a little astronomical.

TKC:  On the flip side, are there any trends you absolutely loathe?
EBR:  Boring socks.

TKC:  If we emptied your handbag right now, what would we find?
EBR:  Toonie Loonie dog treats (beef apple flavour),  sugar lip balm, a pen, vitamin c, lone sock, half a Quest bar, a book, my glasses, another Quest wrapper…

TKC:  Mascara or eyeliner?
EBR:  Mascara.

TKC:  Coffee or tea?
EBR:  Coffee but both.

TKC:  Lipstick or lipgloss?
EBR:  Gloss.

TKC:  Twitter or Instagram ?
EBR:  Both.

TKC:  Favorite item in your closet?
EBR:  Nike sweatpants. They need to be washed but I WANT TO WEAR THEM RIGHT NOW.

TKC:  Tell us about your average Saturday night? Does it even exist?
EBR:  Dinner with friends, in bed by midnight super snuggling my dog.

TKC:  Do you look for style inspiration anywhere or do you just wear whatever the hell you want?
EBR:  People watching for the win! The streets of New York and London are so abundant with different unique styles. Usually I’ll see something and I’ll know I like it. I like shopping. You name it: online, offline, in line. I love shopping with friends and for friends! I find a lot of inspiration by having a shopping teammate.

TKC:  Where are your favorite places to shop?
EBR:  Nasty Gal, Wasteland, TopShop, El Kartel.

TKC:  Name one beauty product you couldn’t live without.
EBR:  MOISTURIZER any kind all the time.

TKC:  If you had a motto, what would it be and why?
EBR:  Eat pizza! Because everyone likes pizza (even vegans), it always make someone smile if you say it, and its never a lie.

TKC:  In high school you would have been voted most likely to…
EBR:  Talk my way out of detention.

TKC:  What advice would you give 18 year old Emily?
EBR:  Don’t rush.

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Felicity works out but she never wears a ball cap unless it’s for under cover. We still love each other though.

In the post:

jacket:  old (similar here)  |  sweater: Illustrated People  |  jeans : Dutil Denim  |  sneakers : Minka Purrina (similar here)  | cap: Nocturnal Workshop (similar here)

  • soleil.christina

    Emily Bett Rickards is the most amazing beautiful talented actress of our time I love her so much she’s the reason I started to watch Arrow (Olicity) She’s a natural beauty

  • soleil.christina

    And like me she loves dogs

  • Camilla

    She is beautiful, crazy talented, funny AND have an awesome personality. I’m a fan.

  • Thank you for this! I love hearing more from Emily and she’s always got such a fan attitude about her. She shines, no matter what she’s doing!

  • Dorsie Brooks

    Awesome! Thanks for talking to Emily We love her!

  • Adelina Thim

    Not fair. I wanna have a crush on someone else, I won’t survive this.

  • Nadine

    Thank you! Love Emily. Always fun to read an interview. Agree on the pizza!

  • Stephanie Mummert

    This was great! We love Emily. I love the very specific description of the contents of her purse. What flavor Quest bar?? 😉

  • Val

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

  • ㅤ cams

    It is very nice to hear or learn more about Emily. Thanks for the interview, very good! Loved it! I love Emily < 3

  • thi86

    Beautiful!!!

  • Atropos22

    Love Emily Bett Rickards! She’s fantastic and fun and gorgeous. Always love learning more about her. Felicity Smoak is fantastic! I can’t wait for the rest of the Arrow season.

  • slaima

    i love you <3

  • Adri Pereira

    Thank you so much for this. Emily is great,and she seems to have a crazy awesome personality. It’s lovely to be able to learn a little more about her. And the pics… Wow… She’s gorgeous.

  • lucifer

    thanks a lot for this interview. Love Felicity a lot

  • Willian Vinicius Vieira

    She’s just fucking amazing!

  • Natalie

    Thank you for this interview! We love Emily & absolutely amazed at how down to earth she is! Adore her love for pizza & Ophie!

  • I love this! She’s beautiful and so down to earth. I loved hearing her describe what she’s got in her bag and I’m particularly curious as to what book she’s reading. =) Thanks for this profile!

  • Alex Snow

    She’s just so…real. Reading or watching interviews with her, it’s like looking at a “regular person” instead of a celebrity. I love how humble and down-to-earth she is.

  • Guest

    MARAVILHOSA ESSA MULHER, SOCORRO! ME ESTUPRAVA

  • christina

    QUE MULHER MARAVILHOSA NEM PARECE QUE É REAL

  • christina

    ME ESTUPRA EMILY

  • Jo

    Love her, she’s adorable. Thanks for the interview.

  • KE Barrett

    Awesome interview. Great to see a new Emily interview.

  • Evelyn Clarissa

    Maravilhosa é pouco <3

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  • Love her! Just an incredibly gorgeous and humble human being. Bae all day!

  • JennyOnPointe

    I love Emily. Great person to feature, especially since she really seems to embrace the tomboy aspects of fashion, while adding her unique brand of femininity. Really enjoyed the photos & interview.

  • Thank you for this interview! Love Emily and Felicity! (and moisturizer LOL)

  • kmaw

    Yay! Thanks for interviewing Emily. She is so awesome. Totally agree on her pizza motto. Girl knows what’s up.

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  • Amy

    She beautiful. A breath of fresh air amidst all the usual ‘celebrities’ we see on TV/Hollywood. Love you Emily!

  • Em

    Love this!!!! 🙂 Thankyou!! Emily is… gosh, just friggin awesome 🙂 I <3 ARROW and the cast! So love this site, love the inspiration it gives me and how much I just adore checking in and seeing whats on here and what you awesome chics are doing.

  • Love this shoot, and EBR’s style 🙂

  • Michelle

    Love this profile!! I’ve gotta say she really has the London street style going on.

    Her sweater from this shoot is now on sale. http://www.illustratedpeople.com/womens/number-one-classic-sweater <3

  • Stella Cavalcante

    This was great! We all love Emily, she’s fantastic, such a wonderful person and makes a marvelous Felicity. I can’t wait for the rest of the Arrow season.

  • Katy Baker

    She is perfection. Thank you. 🙂

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  • Mara

    She’s just effortlessly cool and ridiculously likeable.

  • Flarrow ♥

    This wos very inspiring by you ♥

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  • mexton

    Thanks for the interview. We love Emily because she is down to earth on and off the screen

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