The “Arrow” Oliver Queen has beaten up baddies left and right on the show, but on his spare time, actor Stephen Amell spends his time to not fail his city, by giving cancer his middle finger. Read on for further details.
The “Arrow” actor has been an active advocate of “F— Cancer,” using the platform, Represent, allowing celebrities to sell merchandises where 100 percent of its proceeds go directly to charity. In Amell’s case, a “F—Cancer” T-shirt with his face on it. The actor’s advocacy stems from his experience when her mother caught the dreaded disease.
“My mom was going through chemotherapy in April of 2012 and she and I just took a photo outside of a bar in Toronto when I was visiting. I was just giving the middle finger to the camera — representing ‘f— cancer. At the time, I didn’t know there was a charity called F— Cancer. They got in touch via Twitter and we’ve been working together ever since,” explained Amell in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter (THR)
Leo Seigal, Represent’s co-founder, believes that Amell’s successful campaign is due to his active interaction with his fan base on social media.
The campaign has sold 6,700 T-shirts and received over $120,000 in donations, nearly close on the Will Ferrell and Chad Smith’s record, which sold 8,101 drum-off T-shirts earlier this year.
Other celebs on board Represent include buddies James Franco and Seth Rogen, old timers with new campaigns like “Pretty Little Liars’” (PLL) Ian Harding and Ferrel.
Amell will re-appear in “Arrow” on Oct. 8, 2014, with the “The Flash” debuting the day after on The CW. For more updates on celebrities, events, TV shows and upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).