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TV Guide Magazine: Meghan, this sudden show change-a-roo comes as quite a shock to fans, but I suspected something was up when Ruby was missing completely from Once's finale.
Meghan Ory: Yes, I think most people were a little taken aback by this little secret surprise.
TV Guide Magazine: How did it come about?
Ory: It was all very crazy and serendipitous. I was under contract for Once, but there have been so many new characters this year that the storyline [executive producers] Eddy [Kitsis] and Adam [Horowitz] wanted to do with Ruby ended up not being able to happen because they decided to take the show in a different way. They are so brilliant, so when they were inspired they had to follow their amazing idea for what they wanted to do with Neverland. I hadn't been in a few episodes — my last was when everyone came back from New York — so I talked to the boys and asked them, 'What's going on? Is everything okay?' And they said, 'We love you, but we have this story that's so huge we don't know where we're going to put you at this moment.' So I said, 'Maybe I should look elsewhere?'
TV Guide Magazine: At the start of the season, it seemed as though Ruby in wolf form was going to end up as either a pawn of the Queen or Mr. Gold.
Ory: I think that may have been an idea at one point, but the [Neverland] story took on a life of its own, and you can only tell so many stories. Originally, Josh [Dallas, who plays David] and I were going to be together longer in Storybrooke, but I think they decided to bring the girls back sooner from Fairytale Land.
TV Guide Magazine: So how did Intelligence come about?
Ory: My agents spoke with the [Once] producers, who said, 'If she wants to go look for something, that's fine.' My team told me about this pilot that was shooting in Vancouver, but I was at my grandmother's funeral so I couldn't go test for it. I couldn't leave my family, so I said no. They ended up testing me at the cast table read with Josh [Holloway] and everyone. Afterwards, I waited outside and they said, 'So you want to do the show?' We started shooting three days later. I ended up calling Eddy and Adam to tell them how thankful I was for the huge opportunity they gave me, and they were thrilled for me. Eddy said, 'You've gone from protecting Snow White to protecting Josh.'
TV Guide Magazine: And ABC was cool with you going over to CBS?
Ory: Intelligence is on CBS but it's from ABC Studios, so they were happy to have me under another banner at ABC. And I still may possibly be doing more episodes of Once Upon A Time.
TV Guide Magazine: Describe your new Intelligence character.
Ory: Her name is Riley Neal. She's super smart and was a Secret Service Agent, the youngest to ever be on the President's detail. Marg Helgenberger's character recruits her to come work with her unit and protect Josh's character, who is the most expensive weapon ever made [an agent implanted with a microchip]. Josh's character and I like each other, but butt heads. His character is married, but there could be some sexual tension. And sort of like it was on Once, there are no damsels in distress. The damsels rescue themselves! It's going to be very fun to go back and forth between these two different shows.
TV Guide Magazine: So we may have not seen the last of Ruby?
Ory: I'm a series regular on Intelligence, so we'll see what happens. And who knows what's happening with Once? I think everything is changing over there.
TV Guide Magazine: Indeed. It seems as though we won't be seeing much of the supporting players who were left behind in Storybrooke while all the leads headed off to Neverland. Keegan Connor Tracy, who plays the Blue Fairy/Mother Superior, has wisely crossed over to Bates Motel, where she's playing Norman's teacher. Who have you spoken with in the cast?
Ory: Everyone has been super supportive. I talked to Beverley Elliott [Granny], who was very upset and worried when she learned that I wasn't going to be in the finale. She emailed me to ask if I was okay.
TV Guide Magazine: Was it strange for you to watch the finale and see Ruby already absent?
Ory: It was. I love Ruby and was wondering if they might CGI a wolf in the background. In my mind she has her own life happening somewhere.
TV Guide Magazine: And is hopefully living happily ever after.
Ory: I'm definitely going to miss being there every day, but it's for a good reason. I think Once is going to go for many seasons and I would love to guest star maybe once a year just to see what Ruby's up to.
Once Upon a Time Stars Talk Season Finale
Robert Carlyle (Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin): Sneezy, who went over the town line, might be getting his memory back.
Edward Kitsis (executive producer): And if he gets his memory back for a happy dwarf reunion, I wonder what other characters could, too?
Carlyle: There's a lovely moment Emilie de Ravin [Belle] and I shot that Rumpbelle fans will love. But in Once style, it doesn't last long.
Adam Horowitz (executive producer): After two years, these characters are going to a place emotionally and physically different from where they've ever gone before.
Ginnifer Goodwin (Mary Margaret/Snow White): There is something that happens in the finale that breaks a pattern, and I look forward to seeing how that changes the people involved.
Lana Parrilla (Regina/Evil Queen): I love that there's a possibility for Snow and Regina to have a relationship. We're all family.
Kitsis: You all have blood on your hands, but you all have love in your hearts. The question is, what will unite our rivals? Magic's got a price, and it's incredibly heartbreaking.
Josh Dallas (David/Prince Charming): Like the finale of Season 1, this will change it all completely.
TV Guide Magazine: When you learned that Storybrooke was in danger of being destroyed in the finale, what were your thoughts?
Parrilla: I thought, "Poor Steveston" [the British Columbia town that doubles for Storybrooke]. It's made such a living off the show.
Carlyle: I'd be sincerely upset to lose Mr. Gold's shop. I'm very, very protective of it.
Goodwin: Oh, yes, you are! [Whispers] None of the rest of us are allowed to touch anything in there.
Parrilla: Even the props that once belonged to us! Or we'll get hit in the hand with his cane.
TV Guide Magazine: Once Upon a Time has not yet killed off an original main character — compared with, say, The Walking Dead, which has now killed off four.
[Dallas's and Goodwin's eyes widen with horror]
Dallas: You just ruined The Walking Dead for us!
Goodwin: We just started watching Season 2. This is why we will not spoil our final two episodes for our audience! [Laughs]
TV Guide Magazine: Sorry! Eddy and Adam, since you previously worked on Lost, does this finale remind you of any Lost storylines?
Horowitz: As with Lost, the biggest thing we're striving to do each season is find ways to keep the show the same but move it to a new place.
TV Guide Magazine: There's a scene that finds most of you, plus Henry (Jared Gilmore), congregating in the diamond mine. What can you tease about this?
Parrilla: What's surprising about this is the light and dark forces trying to work together for a greater good.
TV Guide Magazine: Does that apply to Mr. Gold as well?
Carlyle: No, no. Not at all. He's in a different place. For him, it's all about getting Belle back.
TV Guide Magazine: What can you say about the introduction of Peter Pan's Neverland?
Kitsis: I can say Neverland will have consequences for, and touch, everyone at this table.
Jennifer Morrison (Emma): That sounds dirty, Eddy. Peter Pan has always been one of my favorites, so I can't wait to meet him.
TV Guide Magazine: With Neverland coming into play, is there a possibility for Emma to capture some of her lost childhood?
Kitsis: The interesting thing is, [Neverland] is about belief and lost youth. And now that Emma is back with her parents, you have a group of people who will never get back the time they lost — including Mr. Gold, who lost a long time with his son [Baelfire]. And a hint for Season 3 is that Emma's job with magic is far from done.
TV Guide Magazine: What about the possibility of the characters getting doused with pixie dust and taking flight?
Kitsis: "You have to believe in fairies" is what I heard.
Parrilla: We'll be flying until the harnesses start to kill our bodies, and then we'll be like, "We don't want to fly anymore!"
TvLine intervjuade Lana Parrilla om kommande avsnitt
TVLINE | I get the feeling that this Sunday, Regina is about to make a very aggressive play.
Yeah, well, it’s no different than all the other Sundays! There’s always something up her sleeve, isn’t there? But this time, Regina is kind of in a desperate situation, so it is slightly different. She senses there is a love that Henry does have for her and because of that, she’s going to fight for that relationship even stronger now. She’s looking for ways to take him away and go elsewhere. Now that she has discovered the magic beans, Regina – in her twisted mind — is conjuring up a plan where she can now use one of these beans to take her and Henry back to The Enchanted Forest.
TVLINE | But just her and Henry, right?
Well, she can’t do it alone — she needs help, and who other than Mr. Captain Hook could be a better partner? So, she’s teaming up with him to try to steal these beans, open a portal and take all three of them back to The Enchanted Forest.
TVLINE | Oh, so she gets a handsome companion as part of the deal. That works out well.
Like I said, some things never change with her.
TVLINE | Last month during our PaleyFest Q&A, you were hankering for more Evil Queen scenes. What can you say about what’s coming up?
Playing Young Regina is always a breath of fresh air, but playing the Evil Queen is just pure fun and excitement for me. There is a lot happening in Fairytale Land [this Sunday], where, once again, Regina is finding ways to kill Snow White — and she‘s quite confused why it’s so difficult. It pretty much takes place right after “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter,” Season 1, Episode 7. She had sent the Huntsman to kill Snow White, but he comes back with the heart of a stag, not Snow White’s heart, and she doesn’t understandwhy it’s so difficult to kill this little princess that’s out running around in the forest. So, she meets with the peasants in a village where she knows Snow White is hiding and she offers them a lot of money and gold, opportunities for better lives… and no one budges. No one rats out Snow White. She doesn’t understand why everyone is protecting Snow White and why they don’t love her. She’s the queen, and yet they hate her so much. So, she asks Rumpelstiltskin to disguise her as a villager, and she ends up walking amongst these people and asking about their feelings about the queen. And what she discovers is a very sad thing, how much she is hated. I think that really hurts her. It’s actually a really cool episode; I feel like I got to play a different part, since I’m “in disguise.”
TVLINE | But we see you, while everybody else sees a peasant.
Everyone else sees a peasant… although youdo see me looking pretty ratty. I look like a little ragamuffin. My hair couldn’t have been frizzier; my Puerto Rican side of the family is going to kill me. This is pure kink and weird dreadlocks…. like “Rasta Regina.”
TVLINE | How does seeing how she’s viewed by the villagers affect Regina moving forward? Does she say, “You know what? Maybe I should lighten up a bit”? Or is she like, “You ungrateful bastards…”
She’s more like, “You ungrateful bastards.” [Laughs] Let’s face it, she can do no wrong in her eyes. She’s not as self-aware as you at times would like her to be, or as Regina in Storybrooke is. It’s a journey for this woman. That’s what’s so beautiful, and therein lies the contrast between these two worlds as we go back in time. We’re seeing how she becomes more self-aware and learns how to take responsibility for things. Although, again in Storybrooke, she’s making some dangerous decisions in opening this portal and taking Henry away…. There is this “trigger” that she needs to get her hands on, and I guess you could say “pushing the button” would wipe out all of Storybrooke and kill all the inhabitants.
TVLINE | Decisions, decisions!
Yeah. It’s a clock-ticking episode — kind of what happens in every episode!
TVLINE | [Series creators] Eddy [Kitsis] and Adam [Horowitz] said Regina will be front and center in the Tamara and Greg story, too.
Regina has her suspicions with Greg to begin with. She knows who he is, though she doesn’t really know why he’s here. She suspects that it’s about his father, but there has to be an ulterior motive. Regina has her “Spidey senses” — she’s so intuitive — so I think she’s very suspicious of them. She doesn’t trust them and she knows that there is something else going on.
TVLINE | Do you have a favorite moment from Season 2? You and Barbara Hershey sold the hell out of the brief moment when Regina and Cora looked at each other with such love.
Yeah, some of my favorite moments are with Barbara. In that episode where she dies… at one point, Cora and Regina go flying over the counter and the glass breaks and we end up on the floor…. This was Barbra’s last episode and there were a lot of emotions around it, one being that she is extremely loved and we were going to miss her. I adore her and I miss her still very much, and she had the same feelings. [Once] became a home for her, and she knew that she was going to miss everyone. So after the stunt girls throw themselves over the counter and we pick up with me and Barbara lying on the floor, at one moment she just put her hand on my foot, around my ankle, and said, “I really love you, Lana. I really, really love you.”
TVLINE | Oh my gosh….
It was just like…I could tell it came from a place of a “mother” to her “daughter.” I give Barbara credit for that, because it shows how committed she is to her work and her character. I am very much the same; I think she and I share a very similar instrument, we have the same approach to how we work and I felt like I really had a partner there, and I loved that. And then she said, “Look on the floor….” There was a book that was opened and inside it said, This Is for Love. These are signs and symbols that come to us when we’re working that so many overlook or miss because they’re not in the moment or they just don’t work in that way or they’re not in touch in that way. But I always look for these little signs and symbols that I think are very magical. It was a huge validation and a confirmation that we couldn’t have been paired up better.
That was honestly one of my favorite, most touching moments this season. Another one was the scene with Mary Margaret — Ginny [Goodwin] and myself at the doorstep when Regina rips her heart out. That scene overall I think is extremely powerful on so many levels. I think it was a moment that everyone had been waiting for, and I loved that Regina chose not to kill her.
Then there’s another one coming up which I’m really excited about, in this Sunday’s episode, with Rumpelstiltskin. It’s comedy. Robert [Carlyle] and I have so much fun working together and there’s one scene where it’s just… he looked at me and was like, “I could do this all day!” And I was like, “I could do this forever.” The scene was a ton of fun. I don’t know how it’s going to play out, but I can tell you, in the moment, you had two theatrical actors on a green stage just eating it up, feeling like we were back in the theater again. Those are the moments that we just love. So, those are my three favorite moments.
TVLINE | How would you tease the season finale? What sort of emotions will fans go through in the final moments?
This is always hard… I’m not very good at teasing finales. I think people are going to be very surprised to see the two sides come together and work together for the greater good, light and dark coming together and having to make a decision that is best for everyone included. We’re always separating, it’s always light against dark and dark against light, you know. Good against evil or evil against good. So it’s a very sobering moment in the finale where the audience is going to be very surprised to see some characters have to come together, to work together, to save one another.
Jennifer Morrison i intervju med TvLine
It’s an unbelievable family tree, and when you really start to dive into those relationships and the connections between those people and the relationships between those people, it really starts to come to life. As an actor, that’s what excites me, to get to play with and figure out the best possible way to bring that stuff to life.
There is sort of an interesting relief about having a breath in the real world, where there is no magical solution to something. It’s just real people with real problems and they’re going to have to deal with it — and Emma, I always feel like she’s a different person when she’s taken by surprise. She’s worked so hard to build a tough exterior in order to protect herself, based on all the things she’s been through in her life, that she is always her most vulnerable and her most vulnerably honest when she’s taken by surprise, because she doesn’t have time to process her thoughts or to put that wall up. It allows for a lot of stuff to come out of her that we don’t normally get to see.
There’s now this looming threat, basically, on Henry’s life that no one’s aware of, and it’s something I think they’re setting up to pay off over time. It’s also interesting because the Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold character has really evolved — we’ve gotten to see two very different sides of this man, even in the Storybrooke world. He does have this love for Belle and hedoes have capacity to be good, and yet he’s also got this capacity to be darker than anyone else. He’s also made true on his deals with Emma, so oftentimes Emma does end up aligning with him, knowing it’s like “the devil you know or the devil you don’t.” With him, there’s a certain, almost bizarre “code of ethics” to his evil.
He does, yeah — and if there’s anything we know about Gold, it’s that he will do whatever it takes to save himself. That is obviously the most foreboding, knowing that if Henry is a threat to his life, hewill definitely be a threat to Henry’s.
It’s a lot for her to take in all at once, and she doesn’t really have time to process any of it because so much happens so quickly, immediately after getting this information. I do think there is some sort of closure in her mind, having the explanation that he wasn’t just screwing her over. But that doesn’t change the fact that he still made a decision to not be with her, to allow her to suffer even more by letting her go to prison. In her mind, when there is love that was as true as what she had for him, you choose love. You don’t choose the person who comes to you and tells you, “Well, she’s got a job to do.” It’s why it’s hard for her to completely forgive her parents for giving her up, like she said early in this season. “Yes, you did what you thought was right for everyone else, but what about what was right for me? I would have been in a curse, but I would have been withyou.”
She seems to always be the victim of that particular circumstance, which is someone making a decision for the greater good and her having to serve the greater good, instead of anyone taking care of her or letting her take care of herself.
On some level. But unfortunately for Regina at this point, she is so wrapped up in her own sort of mess that’s going on with her mother… and her failing at trying to not use magic … that she sort of misses seeing her opportunity. She does make a move to get him back, but she doesn’t necessarily make the most strategic move based on the circumstances.
This is [creators] Eddy [Kitsis] and Adam [Horowitz] doing such a great job of seeing the complications of human nature, which is that she still has a love for her mother, despite all the terrible things that have happened. It makes that situation incredibly complicated for her. Regina is incredibly powerful and she has found ways to push her mother out of her life, but now that she’s back … it’s hard for her not to be seduced by that idea of maternal love again.
[Laughs] I think it’s becoming incredibly complicated, incredibly slowly. Nothing happens quickly for Emma in love, unfortunately. Neal has someone in his life (played by The Walking Dead‘s Sonequa Martin-Green), so even though Emma’s saying she doesn’t care for him, you see that glimpse of, “Oh, Ireally don’t want to hear about this guy having someone he’s in love with.” In the meantime, obviously there’s always been a connection, some kind of “kindred spirit” element, between Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and Emma.
I’ll be interested to see what happens with that, because we haven’t gotten to a point yet to see what that decision is. He’s so caught up in his own need to have revenge against Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold for what he did to Milah. All we know is that Emma does definitely feel a connection to him because she also started out as a thief, she also started out as abandoned in certain ways, she also lost love at a young age…. They have all these things in common, so as much as she sees him as someone she needs to keep under control or keep away from her son for sure at this point, there’s an undeniable connection between them as well.
EOnline spoiler om Rose McGowan
That's a great question, which is why we posed it to McGowan herself. We already know she's playing a younger version of Cora in an origin episode airing next month, but did you also know she's part of a love story? "I fall madly in love, and then it ends tragically," she tells us. "Most of my stuff is with Rumple. And it was an amazing experience and I'll see them again next season." Next season? Does this mean we'll see her character again? "It's in the works," McGowan tells us coyly.
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Matt Mitovich ger svar på fråga om Regina
That is totally where I thought this was going, too, but it appears we’re both wrong. As Jennifer Morrison explained to me, “Unfortunately for Regina at this point, she is so wrapped up in her own sort of mess with her mother being in town and the complications of that relationship, and sort of her failing at trying to not use magic, she sort of misses seeing her opportunity [with Henry]. She does make a move to get him back, but she doesn’t necessarily make the most strategic move, based on the circumstances.”
Ausiello besvarar två heta frågor
Question: Is there any chance Once Upon a Time fans will ever get a flashback to the day Regina first adopted Henry? —Lanie
Ausiello: In a manner of speaking, yes. “We are going to explore the origins of what made Regina go get Henry,” series cocreator Adam Horowitz reveals, “what made Regina want a child.”
Question: Once Upon a Time‘s Henry/Neal/Emma rocked “Manhattan.” What’s next for my favorite family? —Patti
Ausiello: What’s next? Uh, major complications. ”Emma’s not going to forgive Neal or ask for him to be in her life romantically, but she at least feels that it would probably be best for Henry to have Neal in his life,” Jennifer Morrison told TVLine’s Matt Mitovich. “But in the midst of Emma asking Neal [about that], it’s revealed to her that he has a fiancee, a whole life that’s been going on. So, that definitely is complicated!”
Josh Dallas previews new episode, Charmings backstory and future with Snow
Charming spent the first half of the season trying to reunite with his wife Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) and daughter Emma (Jennifer Morrison), so this week’s episode, titled “Tiny,” offers a welcome chance for the world’s most attractive grandfather to get back in on the action.
HuffPost TV caught up with Dallas via phone to learn more about Charming’s “violent” encounter with Garcia’s Giant, whether there’s still trouble ahead for him and Snow, and what he hopes to see in our fairytale couple’s future. Spoilers ahead.
This episode sounds like a big one for you — no pun intended — so what can we can expect from “Tiny”?
[Laughs.] Yes … once again, it’s a big, epic “Once Upon a Time” episode, with some pretty big characters in it this time. We’re going to revisit Anton, our Giant played by Jorge Garcia, and of course, we know that Cora is back in Storybrooke and, Cora being Cora, [she] has found an ingenious way of transporting a giant on a pirate ship.
And upon David meeting and seeing this giant, he is immediately thrust into a very violent greeting from Anton and it is a case of mistaken identity. David has no idea what [Anton's] beef is with him and Anton proceeds to unleash his vengeance, not only on David, but the entire town of Storybrooke. So we have this predicament where David is trying to figure out what’s going on and trying to figure out why Anton’s after him and he’s got a pretty good idea who might know. So he goes and finds out and then it’s up to David and the Storybrooke crew to convince Anton that David is not who he thinks he is and that this is not a bad place for Anton, and not all humans are going to hurt him and this could actually be a safe place for him in the end.
We have that section going on in the episode and we also go back into Fairytale Land, but we go back into Fairytale Land past. Now, we’ve already seen Fairytale Land present, which is not a very hospitable place anymore. So, we’re going back into Fairytale Land past where we see Anton and his brothers in Giant Land and Anton is feeling like [he doesn't belong] in his own world. He feels kind of like a fish out of water and decides, against his brothers’ wishes, to come down into the world, and he leaves them to see if he can find his identity, in a way, and find a place where he belongs. And he meets up with up some humans who appear to be something on the outside, and their intentions aren’t wholly noble towards Anton, and this could be the crux of the whole grudge that he’s holding.
Could this case of mistaken identity have anything to do with Charming’s twin brother, James?
It very well could. [Laughs.]
Will the episode offer us any new insight into Charming’s backstory, or James’ backstory, as the case may be?
Well, I think you’ll learn a little more and I think you’ll get a little flavor. In this episode, you will definitely discover what Charming’s real name is. You will find that one out, which is both surprising and obvious at the same time. So, that’s a fun little thing … In Storybrooke, there’s a great scene at the end of the episode, which, I don’t want to give too much away, but that offers a real sense of hope for David and Mary Margaret, and for the whole town of Storybrooke in the sense of “maybe there really is a way to get back home,” and I think that’s something that David really wants and is really searching for.
I think he really wants to go back home. He really wants to get his family back. He wants his kingdom back and … you know David, he is a hero. He is a leader and having that curse always takes his attention away from his hopes and goals and he puts those aside so he can help other people throughout the season, and he is called upon to do that. That’s just part of that’s what makes him, him — that’s what makes Charming, Charming. So I think, particularly towards in the end of the episode, there is something that happens, but there’s a real sense of hope within him, which is really nice.
As you mentioned, he’s been focused on the idea of returning to Fairytale Land ever since Mary Margaret got back, whereas she’s seen what a mess it is and isn’t particularly eager to go back there. Will those differing goals continue to be a source of friction between them?
Absolutely. I think he, of course, is the eternal optimist: “We can rebuild this. We can rebuild our life where it began and where it belongs,” in his mind. And Mary Margaret has a point that this might be where they belong right now, and I don’t know if he’s too convinced about that or if she’s convinced about going back. So I think that is yet to be resolved and worked out between them.
They’re back together, they know who they are now and they’re in this world where all kinds of things are happening, and like I said, they’re the heroes, so they’re called upon to always help their fellow man or … fairytalian. [Laughs.] They always have to put their lives on hold for a little bit. So I think they’re still trying to figure that out and throughout the season, there’s going to be many more twists and turns to that relationship, and how they’re working their lives out and how they’re moving forward with where they are now.
One of the most heartbreaking aspects of the show is that Snow and Charming missed out on so much time with Emma — they missed out on being parents altogether, basically. Do you think that the thought of having another child at some point has crossed their minds; is that something you think they’d be interested in?
Oh, I would hope so. I mean, that’s not something that we’ve discussed with Eddy [Kitsis] and Adam [Horowitz], but in my mind, I would hope that they would want to, like you said, have that experience and I feel that that’d be a really beautiful thing. I think it would be something that the characters would really deserve to have. But again, who knows what would happen if they did?
Will we see any more of King George in either world in any of the episodes coming up?
Well, in this episode I think — I haven’t seen the final cut — I think you’ll see a little appearance from him.
How much of a threat is Ethan Embry’s character to everyone in Storybrooke, now that we know he saw more than he was letting on when he crashed into Hook?
The character is certainly a mystery and I think everyone in town is trying to figure out who this guy is. Of course, in this episode, he’s going to be grilling Belle about what she saw that night about the car accident and what he saw. So he obviously has some sort of agenda. What that is, we’re just going to have to keep tuning in to find out …
Josh Dallas - Zooey Magazine
Josh Dallas stars as 21st century’s modern Prince Charming in ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.” Dallas is featured in a 10-page spread in Zooey’s December 2012 issue photographed by Derek Wood.
You spent a lot of time studying in London and working with the Royal Shakespeare Company and other prestigious groups – what kind of experience was that?
It laid the greatest and most valuable foundation. I learned so much through working with such theatre companies and actors. AND I fell in love with bangers and mash.
You then landed big part in last year’s blockbuster Thor, what was it like being thrown in to the Hollywood scene after years in theater?
It was incredible and terrifying, all at the same time. I only had three days to rehearse before I started shooting, so it was a “baptism by fire,” but in the hands of the talented Kenneth Branaugh, I never got lost in the Bifrost. Marvel has such great filmmakers and it was a huge pleasure to work for them. What a reintroduction to the United States!
Is there anything you miss about London? Anything you appreciate about the US?
I miss the theatre. I appreciate everything about the US: it’s my home.
You’ve now had great and well respected experience in theater, film, and television. How do you find they differ? Out of all three, which do you prefer to work on?
They are all like walking tight ropes, but at differing heights. To act in theatre is to walk the tight rope high in the air. To act in film or television is to walk the tight rope a bit closer to the ground. Though they all have elements of risk, those risks vary in levels. I think I like working with the camera because I can be a little more free in front it. It always tells the truth. And the more I work with the camera, the more I look on it as a friend.
You now may be best known for your role in “Once Upon a Time,” where you play a reworking of Prince Charming. You’ve spoken before about how your portrayal of the Prince gives him a more human depth, what is it like playing a man whose name very much precedes him?
It is wonderful to play a character who is so honest, brave, and good. There’s something comforting about it, and in this day and age, we could all use a little bit of all of that.
You’ve spoken before about your love of all things Disney, what’s it like being able to spend every day in a fairytale world?
It doesn’t get better than spending every day in a world that master storytellers like the Grimm Brothers, Walt Disney, and now Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis have created.
What are your long term goals? What, for you, would be the ultimate accomplishment as an actor?
Work: I just want to keep telling stories, whether I’m acting, directing, or creating.
If you were to star in a remake of a classic film, who would you want to play?
Paul Newman in “Cool Hand Luke.”
What do you do outside of acting? Do you have any hobbies?
I ski, I just started golfing (I’m slightly worried because I’ve become obsessed) and I surf.
What is on your iPod right now?
“Days of Speed” by Paul Weller.
What are your favorite TV shows at the moment, other than your own?
“Downton Abbey” and “American Horror Story.”
Do you have any pet peeves?
I hate the sounds made by people licking their fingers.
After the experience of moving to the vastly different culture of London, what other destinations might you like to test out?
New Zealand and Paris.
What is one thing you make sure to do every day?
"It's a Really Lonely, Sad Place for Regina"
Lana Parrilla: I think it's a really lonely, sad place for Regina to be left in Storybrooke without anyone. Even Gold (Robert Carlyle) — he's there but he's not there.
She'll soon have her mommy! How do you think Regina is going to feel about her mother after all these years?
Parrilla: I think there are going to be moments when she does revert back to that little girl. As much pain as her mother has caused, at the end of the day, she is her mother and she loves her. I think that's true for a lot of parent/children relationships. Even when they go awry or horrible betrayals take place, there's a connection that's undeniable and that could never be broken by anyone. So, I want to make sure that that's there even through the fighting, even if we're throwing fireballs at one another. So much so that she blames Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) for Daniel's (Noah Bean) death when she saw her mother rip Daniel's heart out right in front of her and crush it.
Children, a lot of times, can't make their parents wrong because they have to live with them, because they have to love them. And when you're young, you can't get on your Big Wheel and go down to the Best Western. You've got to live there and you've got to figure it out. I think that she's done that often with her mom. She's made a lot of excuses and has blamed others so she can still coexist and love her mother and feel loved, even though it's a demented sort of unhealthy love. And then there's going to be moments of the Evil Queen. But I think it's going to be different. It has to be. She's grown up in a different way. Now that she's lost everything and she's had this huge revelation, she's going to have to find a new way to deal with Cora.
Were you surprised when you found out that Regina being framed for murder was the direction they were going in for the midseason return?
Parrilla: I'm constantly surprised. I don't always agree with all of it either, by the way. I don't. And there's a fight in me. But instead of making the call I go, "Okay, what's that about? What's the resistance?" Meryl Streep said, "When you read a scene that you hate or you don't like, that's where the character lies. So, you have to go deeper." So, I'm forced to go deeper. I don't like that Regina kills Archie for the sole fact that he represents the conscious mind. I question why would she do that? Obviously there's a twist. But that's what he represents for everyone.
Is this the turning point for Regina?
Lana Parrilla: Absolutely. There was that scene where Snow says to the Queen, "I know the woman that I met is still in you, the woman who saved my life." I do believe that that woman is in there somewhere. Sometimes it's lost for the moment and for a long time. But there are redeeming qualities to Regina. It's getting back in touch with the person she was before the betrayals, before the trauma, before she was damaged. One little incident, someone's wrong choice or bad decision, or a betrayal of some kind can mess someone up for the rest of their lives. That's where she is.
How have you grown from playing Regina?
Parrilla: I wrote to [series co-creator] Eddy [Kitsis] and Adam [Horowitz] the other day, I said, "I want to thank you. I have grown so much." I have grown playing this character. It's not all easy. I think every character is a marriage between self and character. How much of the character is like you and how much of it isn't?
Who died? Who lived? and whats next?
Who actually died in place of Jiminy? Is that something we’ll come to find out?
Adam Horowitz: It’s sort of the explanation at the end, which is that it was Cora’s first day in town and she doesn’t know who she killed.
Edward Kitsis: Honestly, she killed a faceless, nameless person and it was really more to highlight her coldness — that she doesn’t care who she killed; she just needed a body.
Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) and Cora were not part of the curse, so can they leave Storybrooke? Would magic still work for Cora outside of Storybrooke?
Kitsis: Obviously they can leave because they weren’t under the curse. As far as using magic outside the line, we’re definitely going to explore that. I would strongly suspect that magic ends at the town line.
That might make it interesting for Hook in his quest to skin an alligator.
How will Emma, Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Charming (Josh Dallas) treat Regina now?
Kitsis: I think the tragedy, obviously, is that Regina was telling the truth. At the moment things got hairy, no one believed in Regina, which just shows to Regina that these people will really never forgive her. I think that makes her susceptible to her mom. I would say watch out.
That begs the question of whether Regina could ever find happiness. Can she ultimately survive the story of Once Upon a Time?
Kitsis: That is the question of the series. That is Regina’s character question. Will she find her happy ending? Unfortunately, she hasn’t. Of all the characters, it’s funny, she may have inflicted the most harm, and yet she has had the most harm inflicted to her.
What will we see for the confrontation between Henry and Regina?
Kitsis: The question is when do people find out? The first few episodes are going to explain all of this. Where does Regina go? What happens to her? When do they find out Archie is alive? A lot of those things are going to be played out in the next batch of episodes.
It seems like Emma is going to continue to discover her magical abilities and it looks like Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) is very interested in helping her.
Horowitz: We’re going to see that the magic within Emma becomes something that’s really important to her on her journey of self-discovery this season. And it’s definitely something that interests Rumple.
Kitsis: I think there’s something about Mr. Gold, which is he’s never one to miss an opportunity.
He looked at Emma like he looked at Regina before she knew how to harness her magic. Was that on purpose?
Kitsis: Yes. His wheels were spinning there. He realized that Emma has magic at the end of Episode 9 and he tests her in this episode. When it holds true, I think he thinks, “Ahhh!” It’s like looking at someone with whole new eyes.
Magic always comes with a price. Is it a different kind of price because Emma is the savior?
Kitsis: What’s interesting this season is we brought magic in the beginning and we know it comes with a price, so as the season goes on, you start to see the price of magic. For instance, in Episode 10, the price is Henry. Emma has to tell Henry that his stepmom killed his shrink. You see how hard it is for Regina to kick magic and you see how magic has come between Rumple and Belle (Emilie de Ravin). I think that is an issue that will be explored all throughout the season. It can come with a price, and sometimes, when it’s good magic and it’s used for the good of people, the price is different. But magic always comes with a price.
Can you talk about the parallel of Emma discovering how to be a parent to Henry, as well as Snow and Charming being parents to her?
Horowitz: What we’re going to see is a family struggling to figure out what exactly it is. It’s interesting to us that there are those parallels. Two sets of parents and two sets of kids who have not had the interaction that one normally associates with family. In addition to that, you add in the relationship between Snow, Emma and David — they’re the same age. It’s going to be a challenge for all of them to sort out.
Speaking of family, how will Regina act towards her mother? Will she seek her mother’s affection or will she figure out Cora concocted the fake murder of Jiminy?
Kitsis: I would have to say keep watching. That is an interesting question and it really is, how persuasive is Cora? And how receptive is Regina? But deep down, every child wants their parent’s love, and deep down, everyone wants their parent’s respect and approval. Unfortunately, she has a hard choice because she wants her mother to love her, but in the same respect, she fears her mother and wanted her [to go] away. She wants to be with Henry and wants to go straight.
Will Cora and Hook be in the shadows for a long time or will others begin to figure out they’re there?
Kitsis: Obviously we’re not going to keep them secret for the entire season. I would say in short order we find out their plans. But we don’t want to spoil when each of them are revealed.
Horowitz: The mayhem they’re causing continues at an exponential rate.
Kitsis: A frenetic pace.
What horrors will Jiminy face in the coming weeks?
Kitsis: For Jiminy, he is going to be facing the old patient-doctor confidentiality issue. A lot of these people are his patients, and Cora and Hook are going to be very interested in the secrets of Mr. Gold and Regina, and it’s really how long can Archie hold up?
Everyone expects that Hook is going to use Belle against Rumple. What will surprise us about how that goes down?
Horowitz: We hope that the Rumple-Hook-Belle of it all happens in a surprising way. There’s clearly a confrontation brewing and it’s coming soon. I think you should be worried about everyone. You’ve got Cora and Hook in town!
Horowitz och Kitsis om vinterns premiäravsnitt
Things are changing fast on Once Upon a Time.
Just when Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Charming (Josh Dallas) reunite in Storybrooke — this time, for more than five minutes — Regina’s evil mother Cora (Barbara Hershey) and her “sidekick” Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) engage in some questionable activities, resulting in the “death” (it’s complicated) of the town’s lovable psychiatrist.
So why did Cora kill Dr. Archie Hopper (Raphael Sbarge), only to reveal by the end of the episode that the body found in his office wasn’t actually him and that he had merely been kidnapped?
“I would look at it more as a commitment to excellence. She’s focused and she’s committed. She saw her daughter upset but not broken and she said she’d come back and break her. And she did. That’s love,” executive producer Edward Kitsis half-joked to reporters at a screening earlier this week of “The Cricket Game.”
Later, explaining: “When we were coming up with this, it was what does Cora need? She needs information. If you come to this strange land and you’ve never been there [before], the psychiatrist is perfect. He knows everyone’s secrets, he knows how they run, Gold has gone to him, Emma has gone to him, it’s more valuable to her to have him alive right now. But you never know what’s going to happen.”
Rest assured, the real identity of Cora’s victim isn’t significant to the story. “If we had an alternate universe, we would be able to show that guy, his family; they’re totally worried about [his death],” Kitsis joked. “To Cora, he’s just a random schmuck she found.”
Executive producer Adam Horowitz said of what’s ahead for Cora: “Things in that storyline will progress very quickly.” (Charmed vet Rose McGowan was cast as a young Cora in the upcoming origin episode centered on the evil mother.)
Much of the theme of the second half of the season is change, and whether Regina (Lana Parilla) truly is turning over a new leaf. “She’s laying low and she has a next move,” Kitsis hinted. “The real question is how persuasive is Cora? And we know she has a commitment to excellence.”
The episode also saw Emma (Jennifer Morrison) using magic as she and her crew investigated Archie’s “death.” “It’s obviously a new element,” Horowitz teased, adding that they’re “excited” to show how that will play out.
Cast And Creators Preview 'The Cricket Game'
"I’ve now met Regina’s mother and so I have a very different perspective on who she is and why she is the way she is," Jennifer Morrison pointed out when asked about Emma's evolving relationship with her former rival. "I’ve just dealt with Cora for nine episodes and so there’s also a different reaction that Emma has to Regina, knowing that and knowing that Regina did choose to help them come back and not choose to hurt them."
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TvLine har intervjuat Colin O'Donoghue "Captain Hook"
No, he doesn’t stop into a J. Crew. [Laughs] He’s in his regular clothes but he is a little bit stealthy. He stalks Rumple a bit, and it’s about him figuring out a way to get back at Rumple and not go straight in all guns blazing, because at the end of the day Rumplestiltskin is still powerful.
TVLINE | OK, because I was wondering: Is Hook going to be surprised to learn there is magic in Storybrooke? Because the bill of goods Cora sold him was, “There’s no magic in this place, so you’re going to be able to show up and kick ass.”
It is a surprise, so he has to figure out what’s the best way to get to Rumple, the best way to get his revenge, because obviously Hook is not really a magical character.
TVLINE | I was thinking maybe there’s a way to take Rumple’s advantage away from him. Because if there’s one person that doesn’t like the fact that he uses magic, it’s Belle. Is that something Hook’s going to play with?
Belle is such a huge part of Rumple, you know what I mean? So, you know, she might figure into the equation….
TVLINE | And Hook does fancy himself a pretty lady.
[Laughs] I think Hook fancies himself whatever is going to benefit him the most, because he’s definitely that type of character. Who knows? He might use Belle, he might not.
TVLINE | What kind of welcome does he get from the other people in town? Josh [Dallas] said there was something violent about how you get introduced to Storybrooke society.
Yeah, how I get introduced is a little bit of a “Whoa! Wait a second!” moment. So he hasn’t had much interaction with many of the townsfolk.
TVLINE | What about the ship itself? Do you use, like, fairy dust to make it look like a shrimping boat? Pass yourself off as a tourist attraction? Because if I’m the Coast Guard in Maine, I’m making phone calls.
The ship is…. People don’t see the ship. He is with a very powerful person, after all.
TVLINE | Speaking of that person: How is it working with Barbara Hershey?
Barbara is fantastic, really fantastic. I’ve had a lot of scenes with her, obviously, and I’ve had such a great time working with her. She’s just a wonderful person.
TVLINE | One of the most polarizing topics on TVLine is the possibility of a Hook-Emma romance. Given how they left things on the other end of the portal, has that ship sailed, so to speak?
I don’t know if it’s sailed. Hook and Emma, they have a kind of… a funny sort of relationship. I think they, in some kind of weird way, respect each other because they can see elements of themselves in the other person. You know what I mean? Like, Emma is no saint….
TVLINE | Jennifer Morrison said to me the same thing, that they were similar in that respect.
Yeah, so they are very similar. And it’s like you say, “Hook likes himself a pretty lady” and he’s also not afraid to stand up to Emma, which I guess not many people do, really.
TVLINE | Plus, now that she has freshly bested Hook, that’s probably kind of a charge for him.
Yeah, yeah. And so I’m interested to see what way it’s going to go.
TVLINE | Do you believe Hook was sincere about the deal that he tendered over in fairytale land? “I’ll help you get the enchanted wardrobe ashes if you bring me to Storybrooke”?
You saw in the midseason finale a little glimmer of him, in a way, honoring his offer — when he gives back Aurora’s heart and stuff like that. It’s like, ‘Look, I may be a nasty piece of work, but I do have my code.” Now, whether that code is slightly askew from most people… [Laughs] I think their relationship is a funny one. I think they both enjoy the banter that they have with each other. Even though she pretends not to, hedefinitely does. I think there are very few women in Hook’s life who’ve ever gone, “Nope, not interested.” For him, that’s like, “Whoa.” The challenge has sort of been set.
Ginnifer Goodwin gäst hos "Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings"
Josh, Ginnifer och Jennifer i intervju med TvLine
TVLINE | I asked Ginny [Goodwin] and Jen [Morrison] this first question, too: Was it kind of strange doing the split narrative, where half the cast was off doing something else and you’re no longer crossing paths with these people you worked so much in the first season?
Yeah, but there’s something nice about having a whole new group of people that you’re working with. And even though we were all separated, we were all kind of working towards the same common goal, so it felt like we were all together anyway. But yeah, it was a change from Season 1 for sure.
TVLINE | When Charming got stuck in the sleeping spell, my first thought was, “Oh, I guess Josh just got a couple of weeks off.”
Yeah, when I read that script, I was like, “Oh, OK, another sleeping curse. Good thing I did Coma Acting 101 in college” – which I also got to use in the first couple of episodes in Season 1!
TVLINE | Captain Hook and Cora are now in Storybrooke, but their respective adversaries areRumplestiltskin and Regina, which will likely keep those two distracted. Is now the time for Snow and Charming to finally be happy?
With all great, epic love stories, there are always obstacles thrown in front of the lovers, all of the time — and particularly with our show. And I think certainly in the case of Snow and Charming, that will continue to happen throughout the series. But at the moment, now that they’ve gotten back together and they’re both in Storybrooke, there is time to breathe and think about where they are, who they are, what their relationship was and what it can be now, where they belong….
TVLINE | “Do they expand their family? And what are the ramifications if any of another ‘true love’ baby?”
Yeah. There are all those kind of questions going on. Of course, there are things happening in Storybrooke that the Charming family has to deal with first. Besides Cora and Hook showing up, we have something else that’s happening that needs the family’s attention. There are things that are going on that prevent them from kind of really taking that time [to relax], but they find their way around it and start talking about their future.
TVLINE | Is Regina going to almost regret that she helped get the ladies get back? Obviously it was a magnanimous gesture, but…. She looked vaguely perturbed when Henry walked off with Emma.
Regina is interesting, because when it comes to Henry, he is her only thread to real goodness, her only chance at real redemption. I think she will try to do whatever it is that will make Henry happy, but whether she regrets her decision to help give Henry his mother and his family back…. “Maybe.” That’s all I can say.
TVLINE | What kind of welcome do Hook and Cora get in Storybrooke? Do they just walk into town, down Main Street…?
No, it’s shocking. It’s shocking and exciting, and it’s not what you’re expecting for their welcome — particularly for Hook. I’ve tried not to give any of this away, but he gets thrust into the group, as it were, quite violently.
TVLINE | Might there be some thumping of chests with Charming and Hook?
There might be…. I mean, Charming doesn’t take kindly to people who are liars and manipulators — he finds that a real weakness in people — and Hook is one nasty character. Of course, they haven’t met yet, properly, but I think there’s going to be some interesting things for sure between the two of them.
TVLINE | David Anders tweeted [in late November] that he was being kept “uber-busy” as Whale. Do you get pulled into that at all? He and Charming had been clashing ever since Snow’s “We were cursed!” confession.
I think Charming feels like he’s settled that score. You know, he’s a man, he still has jealousies and [Whale] was messing with his woman. But Dr. Whale and David are cool now. I don’t think they’ll be “best friends,” but Dr. Whale is someone that can be very useful in Storybrooke — and that will come into play once Hook comes into town.
TVLINE | How does the sheriff thing shake out now that Emma’s back?
David always said that he was only going to take over until she got back, because he so believed Emma and Snow would return. Of course, naturally he’s a leader and he’ll always be there to lead, so maybe we’ll see some teaming up, some “father-daughter sheriffing” going on. He likes the gun holster, for sure.
TVLINE | We haven’t had any good ol’ Fairytale Land flashbacks in a while. Are some coming up?
Yes, for sure. I can’t remember the title of the episode, but you’re going to see more of the story between Regina, Snow and Charming.
TVLINE | Ginny indicated to me that there might be stuff in Charming’s past to explore further.
Oh, absolutely. That will come much later into the season; there is a lot more to explore with his whole life. He has a twin brother that was never fully realized in the first season — we just saw kind of a glimpse of him — so maybe we’ll see that story with him and King George.
TVLINE | We still don’t know Charming’s real name. Didn’t [series creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis] say we’d find it out this season?
We will find out. We will find out. It’s surprising what it is. It’s surprising and it’s obvious… which is weird!
Adam och Kitsis svarar på "Burning Questions"
Adam Horowitz: No.
Will Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) find any allies in Storybrooke?
Edward Kitsis: Yes.
Will Hook try to take out his anger with Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) on Belle (Emilie De Ravin)?
Kitsis: Sounds like a good plan.
Will Neal (Michael Raymond-James) make his way to Storybrooke this season?
Kitsis and Horowitz: Yes.
Will we see more of Mulan (Jamie Chung) and Aurora's (Sarah Bolger) quest to free Phillip (Julian Morris) soon?
Horowitz: You will see Phillip again.
Will more outsiders come across Storybrooke now that the spell has been broken?
Kitsis and Horowitz: Maybe!
Will anyone be able to successfully leave Storybrooke?
Kitsis and Horowitz: Maybe!
After everything that's happened to her, will Belle seek help from Dr. Hopper (Raphael Sbarge)?
Kitsis: Yes... oddly. Actually, Dr. Hopper will seek help from her.
Is there a special significance to the golden chalice that Rumplestiltskin replaced with the chipped cup?
Horowitz: How he got that chalice is perhaps a story for another time, but the significance is his prized possession is being replaced by another prized possession, which is the chipped cup.
Will we learn more about the fairy tale book this season?
Will we see more of Wonderland, specifically Alice, this season?
Horowitz: We'll give you a straight-up no.
Is Henry a fairy tale character?
Horowitz and Kitsis: No.
Will we see Peter Pan this season?
Will we see August (Eion Bailey) return to Storybrooke before the end of Season 2?
Kitsis: Maybe. We hope so.
Will Emma (Jennifer Morrison) get more bonding time with her dad, Prince Charming (Josh Dallas)?
Will Regina (Lana Parrilla) find love?
Horowitz: She'll be looking.
Will we see more of Regina's evil side?
Will there be another flashback into Emma's past?
Kitsis: Maybe, you never know.
Burning questions for January return!
Regina, by helping get the girls back, in essence offered an olive branch. Plus, with her mother coming to town, surely she has other, scarier fish to fry, right? “I hope so,” says Josh Dallas. “But with all great epic love stories, there are always obstacles thrown in front of the lovers – particularly with our show.” So as much as the reunited lovebirds may want a breather to assess “what their life is like now,” Dallas hints, “There are some things happening that the Charming family has to deal with. Cora and Hook are showing up, and we have something else happening in Storybrooke that needs our attention.” Hmmm.
What was the significance of that Emma/Mr. Gold convo?
Having become aware that Rumplestiltskin knew from before her birth that she was the savior, Emma upon returning to Storybrooke confronted Mr. Gold about keeping secrets – only to realize that she has a surprise to share with him. “It’s a game of chess for her, because if she has the power to not have her heart ripped out by Cora, that makes her pretty powerful,” says Jennifer Morrison. “She doesn’t understand that power, though, and she doesn’t know the rules, but she doesn’t want to ask him for help, so she is in a delicate way trying to figure out how powerful she is in relation to him.”
Who’s The Sheriff?
Now that Emma is back in Storybrooke, expect her dad to hang up his badge. Somewhat. “David always said he was only going to take over until she got back,” Dallas reminds. “Of course, naturally he’s a leader, so maybe we’ll see some father-daughter sheriffing going on. He likes the gun holster, for sure!”
How did Snow send Emma to fairytale land and not once get her into a princessy gown?!
“Ask Eddy and Adam!” Morrison says, deflecting the question to the show’s creators. “Because I was dying [wearing the same thing for 10 episodes]. I was like, ‘Can’t I lose my leather jacket and pick up someone else’s coat or something?’” Ginnifer Goodwin, similarly, is shedding no tears over shedding Snow’s fuchsia sweater. “We were in springwear. In Vancouver. In the winter,” she marvels. Plus, she points out, “We did visit the castle and my things are still there!” But in all seriousness, Goodwin says there was a good reason why Snow, specifically, stuck with her J. Crew look. “The costume department is actually very unbelievable about fighting tooth-and-nail to keep us warm… but [Horowitz and Kitsis] thought it would be easier for the audience to follow where and when we were – especially with me, since I’m a character you’ve seen in all times and all worlds.”
What sort of welcome will Hook and Cora get in Storybrooke?
When I spoke to Colin O’Donoghue last week, he said that through episodes filmed to date, “Hook hasn’t had a huge interaction with many of the other characters” — possibly because he falls in with the wrong (meaning a righteous) crowd upon setting boot in the Maine burg. “It’s shocking and it’s exciting, and it’s not what you would expect,” Dallas says of Hook’s entrance into Storybrooke society. “He gets thrust into the group, as it were, quite violently!”
How does one sneak a vintage pirate ship past the Coast Gaurd, anyway?
Will Cora use fairy dust to transform Hook’s intimidating vessel into a mild-mannered shrimpingboat? Will the captain pass himself off as a costumed tourist attraction? “People… don’t see the ship,” O’Donoghue teases. “He is with a very powerful person, after all!”
Lana Parrilla i intervju med TvGuide
Regina has spent the first half of this season struggling with not doing magic.
Lana Parrilla: I think it's less of a struggle. I think in the beginning it was, but now I think it's a choice not to use it, which is not easy for Regina for multiple reasons. She's an addict to magic, even though she hates it, as we've seen her express so many times to Rumplestiltskin and also to her mother. But then I feel there's also a part of her that is really smart. It's the inner, inner deep, good person in her that probably knows it's best not to use magic, which is why they're in Storybrooke. Part of me feels like she created this world on some level to get away from all that. That's going really deep and in a direction I don't know if we'll ever discuss, but it's something I feel.
Henry doesn't quite trust her to do the right thing and not use magic for evil.
Parrilla: It's going to be very difficult to get her son back, if ever. We don't know if that will ever happen. That's a sad reality and a really scary one for her. But before she gives up, I think she's going to do everything she can in staying on the sober path, of not using magic and really confronting these demons and taking responsibility for things and owning up to things and truly doing the right thing. I don't think it's a phase, I don't think it's something she's just trying out. I think she's been woken up a bit. That woman that she once was, before she became the Evil Queen, still is in her somewhere. I think she's getting in touch with that part of herself again. It's that part of her that Henry really wants as a mother; although, it may be too late.
But there's a Catch-22 of sorts in that Henry wants her help to get Snow and Emma back, but in doing so, she would need to use magic to find them. Is that something we'll see her faced with?
Parrilla: Yes, you will see she desperately doesn't want to use magic because she knows Henry doesn't want her to. But right, it is a Catch-22. She's stuck in the middle. What does she do? She needs to find a way to bring Emma and Mary Margaret back. The only way to do so is through magic. But does she have to do it or could she get someone else to do it? I think that that's something we'll see. We'll explore that maybe it doesn't necessarily have to be her.
How will Regina and Mr. Gold continue to butt heads?
Parrilla: They have a very interesting relationship. Bobby and I always talk about it. They're really two peas in a pod. They really don't have anyone but each other at the end of the day. As much as they hate each other, as much as they're enemies, it's almost like there's this love too that's probably unspoken and never really expressed. They never really seem to hurt each other, even though they've tried. They try so many different ways. In Storybrooke, something has shifted for Regina. She is really lost. She just continues to keep losing everything from Daniel to Henry to her parents to everything. What's left? With Mr. Gold, he teases her a lot. I mean he really just rubs her face in all of this.
Is there anyone that's really on her side?
Parrilla: I was telling my boyfriend about her the other day. Sometimes it's hard. I'm the character and I just needed my space and I needed to be lone for a little bit. I was like, "You don't understand how much work I have. You don't know what she's going through. She's lost everyone and her mother!" And I just started bawling and he's like, "Oh my God. All right, Lan, you're exactly where you need to be to play the part, but I'm going to go over there." [Laughs] But I cry for her all the time. I mean, God, it's just heartbreaking what this woman is going through. It is. I think it's a really lonely, sad place for Regina to be left in Storybrooke without anyone. Even Gold, I mean he's there but he's not there.
Will we see more of the heart chamber and possibly who those hearts belong to?
Parrilla: You know, it's funny because I asked myself that question. Whose hearts do they belong to? Does she have Leroy's (Lee Arenberg) heart? Does she have Ruby's (Meghan Ory) heart? Granny's (Beverly Elliott) heart? And can she kill them at any given point? Do they remember? I don't know who these hearts belong to, but there is a lot of them. I think in time we will see whose hearts they belong to. I keep thinking about the heart that they found in Season 1. I don't know why I keep thinking about this stupid heart, but I'm like, "Whose heart was that?!" Remember it was supposed to be Kathryn's (Anastasia Griffith) and it wasn't because Kathryn was alive. But everyone's forgotten about this heart that was just buried in a jewelry box underneath the Troll Bridge. I make my own choice as an actor to go, "OK, this is what's in these boxes for me." I have my own memories that I've created.