Arrow: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Stephen Amell

5. He€™s A Word Freak

The Arrow might be a hero who lets his actions do the talking, save for telling the odd villain that they€™ve failed the city. In contrast Amell, by his own admission, is a lover of words: "I like vocabulary and I actually read a book called Word Freak, which is about a guy who basically went into competitive Scrabble for a year.€ As he notes, though, there€™s quite a difference between having an impressive vocabulary and being any good at playing Scrabble, something he learned while working on The Vampire Diaries:
"There's a strategy to Scrabble which I didn't fully understand, which is not to put too fine a point on it, but Candice just destroyed me in Scrabble, and I maybe haven't gotten over it."

NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far. A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.