“If you wanna have a good time, call Emma.”
character’s transformation into the “Dark One” — and just one of many amusing/scoopy tidbits our Matt Mitovich extracted from the ABC drama’s cast during an interview in TVLine’s Comic-Con suite at the Hard Rock Hotel.
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Of course, with Emma and Regina set to “flip” their roles, how will Hook handle his lady love’s unheroic behavior — and her new look (inspired, apparently, by David Bowie and Blondie)? Colin O’Donoghue teases that his character might dig her new threads, but loves the woman whose goodness he spent Season 4 protecting.
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Also on the docket: The new Rumple (and what it means for Belle); a dagger that will come with “caveats” for Snow and Charming; and some teases about Merida (to be played by Scottish actress Amy Mason).
Press PLAY above for the full interview, then hit the comments with your thoughts!
Totally dig Ginnifer Goodwin’s new hair and is Matt wearing an Agents of SHIELD T-shirt?
HE (Hook) spent season 4 protecting Emma’s goodness? What drugs was he on?? Regina did everything. Hook did zilch.
I think the only one on drugs and being ignorant is you.
That’s What i was thinking. I love me some Hook, but Regina and the charmings did it. She prevented Emma from killing lily, she went undercover, she went against Gold when she discovered the plan.
What did going undercover do to help Emma though? And Hook was the one who found out the plan to turn Emma dark in the first place.
What a fun group. If I find that a show’s storylines have become weak and contrived, I’ll often turn to the ensemble to see if it’s still worth watching.
These guys are entertaining to watch, even when it sometimes feels like the show is grasping at straws.
I cant wait to see what we get with Dark Swan in terms of the arc, and what there foreshadowing and hints are along the way to the Dark Swan as the dark one curse and along the story with herself, her parents, and Hook.
Hook has fought for Emma, and her heart and would lay his life down. We saw that when Rumple went after Emma with the hat etc and then scared of the darkness getting to her and to talk to her parents etc..
Lovely interview! I’m looking forward to Merida and hope she has a connection to Snow (or Robin Hood even though they said ‘someone in this room’) because of the archery and it would be so fun if that played a bigger role on the show with two main characters so being into as their weapon of choice and Merida being so skilled too. I’m also really looking forward to Regina’s new role because that’s gonna be so interesting for her character to kind of be the ‘new savior’ as they call it in interviews. I can’t wait to see that play out and how others like Robin and hopefully her friendship with Snow and possibly even Rumple once he wakes up will figure into that.
But but but you had Lana there and you didn’t focus your entire interview on her. I mean I needed more of a scoop from her about her character. XD I’ll admit it, she is probably one of my favorite actresses of all time. It’s a toss up between her and Gillian Anderson.
Fantastic interview. Thanks for seating Jen and Lana next to each other. It was really cool to hear how their characters are going to flip, confirming what a lot of us have been guessing. It’s a really exciting premise and I’m looking forward to it.
The show is finished. If Regina, the unrepentant, mass murdering rapist whose main trait is her innate selfishness and who spent all of season 4 talking about how much she herself deserved a happy ending is the ‘new savior’, then I give up. I almost gave up when her white magic without a heart crap happened but then they never mentioned it again so I was fine. But this is too far even for these writers who love her beyond all reason. The only way they could make Regina the ‘savior’ before was by literally rewriting all reality and even then it didn’t make any sense! I mean Emma is still the savior – she sacrificed herself to take on the Dark One curse so as long as she’s the Dark One then that means her savior sacrifice is still ongoing. This show is supposed to be about hope but Regina as the new savior is the exact opposite of hope. Please tell me it won’t happen!
Would’ve been even more fun with the whole cast, but I get why Sean Maguire left early and Robert Carlyle never does those additional SDCC press interviews.
You can kinda tell the actors don’t know that much about the new season yet, I think one mentioned in another interview they only read 1 script for season 5. But the “Brave” teaser and the new Savior sound good. Bring on September.
Black Swan – White Swan… hmmm, maybe they’ll find a way to fit a bit of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake…?
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