On DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s first season, Sara Lance transitioned from the League of Assassins’ Canary to the White Canary, a hero that lives in the light. But following the death of her sister Laurel last season, Sara struggled with that emotional heartbreak and desire to keep pushing forward.
But in the season finale, Sara decided to return to the team as a way to honor her sister’s memory, as well as what Laurel always wanted for Sara.
“One of the things Laurel always said was, ‘Be a hero in the light.’ That was her goal,” Caity Lotz told us during a roundtable interview at SDCC. “Think about, ‘I’m going to come back and I’m going to redeem myself. I’m going to make everything I went through in my life, all that training she got, all that hardship and make it worth it. So that she could finally go, ‘You know what, I’m glad this happened to me, I’m glad that I got on that boat, I’m glad that this went this way,’ so that she can do good with what happened to her. I think she wants to fulfill that promise to her sister.”
But that doesn’t mean that Sara is necessarily okay with Laurel’s death.
“I don’t think she’s over it either,” Lotz added. “She’s like, ‘Hey, I’m on a time ship. Jump back in time.’ I want to save Laurel, but I have no idea what happens storywise.”
When it comes to strong female characters in this superhero universe, Sara Lance is one of the strongest both from a physical and emotional standpoint. Her journey on Arrow and last season on Legends of Tomorrow really endears her to the audience.
“As a female character on television, Sara is very well-written, and I think that’s why people like it,” Lotz said.” She’s complicated, she’s interesting, she’s dark, she’s very strong, she’s emotional. There’s all these different layers to her. She’s progressive for TV: she’s bisexual, she’s this powerful, strong woman.”
Watch our interview with Lotz below where she discusses strong women in the superhero genre, Flashpoint, and more.