To promote the release of Arrow Season One on bd and dvd, actor David Ramsey spoke with MTV Geek about his character and teased a few tidbits for Season Two. Ramsey began by discussing the role his character Diggle will portray in helping Oliver (Stephen Amell) progress towards transitioning from 'the Hood' to 'Green Arrow.
' Said Ramsey on first discovering Oliver's crime-fighting secret life, "[Diggle] was certainly blindsided, I think. " He continued, "I think one of the first things [Diggle tells Ollie] is that he has no idea what killing another man does to one's soul. Oliver... needs a moral compass so that the vigilante can become Green Arrow."
In addition to Diggle himself, the events of the first season finale and the loss suffered by Oliver will also play a key role in the birth of the Green Arrow. The loss gives Oliver a "sense of duty, a sense of life" that might have been missing before when Oliver was simply tormenting criminals. All of those things resonate and compel him to become the hero that he needs to become," said Ramsey.
Ramsey concluded the interview by responding to the question of whether Diggle will ever get his own costume? Said Ramsey,
"Diggle's now officially a DC character and that's great and I'm proud of that. Does that mean Diggle will have a costume? I don't know what Diggle would wear!"
Arrow season one is available on bd and dvd now. Arrow season two premieres Oct. 9th at 8PM PST/EST on The CW.