According to Variety: “Amell tested with a half-dozen actors over the weekend, but it was his chemistry with Fox that led to the studio eventually giving the role to the star of CW’s “Arrow.” Paramount had no comment on the casting.”
CHEMISTRY…. who are they trying to fool?! Any woman would have “chemistry” with Amell. I can think of a handful of other, more talented, much more beautiful women to play April O’Neil than that Fox girl. But hey, that’s why I am not a casting director. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to spread this news to our social media followers, and fans!