When it comes to living life to the fullest, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow‘s Sara Lance brings new meaning to the phrase as she’s been brought back from the dead and is now pursuing a destiny where she helps save the world from the evil, immortal Vandal Savage. Not a bad thing to add to your resume.
We chatted with Legends of Tomorrow star Caity Lotz at WonderCon on Sunday, where she discussed all things White Canary, including Sara’s journey from killer to a more restrained version of herself and her relationship with a certain other Legend that has fans swooning.
Lotz compared Sara’s journey to that of Oliver Queen’s on Arrow, which makes sense as both characters were melded from the same cloth — forced to become a lethal weapon in order to survive. Where it wasn’t about humanity so much as it was about survival.
“It’s kind of like Arrow in the beginning where it’s like killing everyone, and it’s like, ‘Well, maybe you shouldn’t do that,'” Lotz said. “We’re still in our first season where a lot of people are dying…But I think she’s getting better at it. At least now it’s a choice.”
While Sara has at times appeared naive and cynical, Lotz believes she’s closer to achieving balance and might eventually accept the experiences in her life as something she doesn’t ultimately regret.
“After she died it was kind of like everything went wrong,” Lotz said. “At this point it’s kind of like, ‘Well, what can you do?’ There’s a little more acceptance coming, which I think is the biggest thing for her. She’s never accepted herself, what she’s done, who she is, and regretted her whole past. I think now she’s coming to a point where I think maybe she’ll look back and be like, ‘You know what, I’m glad all of this happened to me because then I was able to do this.’ But she’s not quite there yet…Also having a little more humor and levity in life makes everything better.”
Speaking of humor and levity, one of the relationships that has unexpectedly captured the hearts of fans everywhere is that between Sara and Snart, or how it’s so lovely been dubbed “Captain Canary.” The two have had an undeniable chemistry and connection that has been subtly teasing us all season long. So is there something there?
“I think there is something there between them,” Lotz smiled. “I think Sara’s like, ‘Pfft.’ I think she likes the attention from him. He’s always kind of [in your face] subtly, and she’s all, ‘Calm down,’ but then she’s really like, ‘Alright.’ We’ll see there’s maybe a little something. I like that it’s not something, you know what I mean. Like they’re not, ‘You’re my boyfriend and you’re my girlfriend.’ That’s just not them. It’s kind of just a little attraction.”
Watch our full interview with Lotz below, where she discusses reuniting with Stephen Amell for “Star City 2046,” and how she’s no Yoko Ono when it was suggested that perhaps Sara might’ve controbuted to the rift between Snart and Rory.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.