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Justin Hartley on what he loved about playing Green Arrow on ‘Smallville’

Justin Hartley hasn’t always been Kevin Pearson. Although This Is Us is the actor’s best-known role, many fans remember him from Passions, The Young and the Restless, or perhaps, as Smallville’s Green Arrow. During a sit-down with Entertainment Weekly’s editor in chief JD Heyman at SCAD’s aTVfest, Hartley reflected on his career and, specifically, what…

Justin Hartley hasn’t always been Kevin Pearson. Although This Is Us is the actor’s best-known role, many fans remember him from Passions, The Young and the Restless, or perhaps, as Smallville’s Green Arrow.
During a sit-down with Entertainment Weekly’s editor in chief JD Heyman at SCAD’s aTVfest, Hartley reflected on his career and, specifically, what it was like to play Oliver Queen in 72 episodes of Smallville. “It was [originally] four or six episodes, this arc they had written for me. And then he was to be gone,” Hartley said. “Thankfully, the people that watched the show, they loved this character. He had a lot to say.”

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