I just finished adding screencaps from episodes 3×02 and 3×03 of Once Upon a Time to the gallery.
Today’s interview is with Mary-Margaret/Snow White herself, Ginnifer Goodwin, who first would talk about the elephant in the room that her character and her on-screen daughter, Emma (Jennifer Morrison), have finally been able to discuss.
“I wanted to have the mother-daughter talk in Episode 201, after the curse broke,” she admits, referring to the revelation that Snow and Charming were indeed Emma’s parents. “I couldn’t think of anything more pressing than addressing the dynamic between a mother and daughter who are the same age and have been through what they’ve been through. But – and I say this without being sarcastic in any way – our exciting, adventurous plot last year kept interrupting those kinds of conversations. So, every time we went to address the relationship between them – Emma’s abandonment issues, Snow’s guilt – we’d be interrupted by some external obstacle,” she acknowledges.
JENNIFER MORRISON, JARED GILMORE, GINNIFER GOODWIN, JOSH DALLAS”One of the things about this world is that you’re forced to face yourself and face your past, which makes sense in a world where everything’s based on youth. Which we all know from the story of Peter Pan. So, because we are stuck somewhere like that at the beginning of this season, we’re going to absolutely have an opportunity to finally sit down and have these talks. What I love that I have been given to play as an actress is that Snow has clearly thought, since the end of Season One, that all it would ever take to heal the relationship between Emma and Snow would be saying ‘I’m sorry.’ Like, she thinks there’s some magical number, that once she hits saying ‘I’m sorry’ that many times, that it will have made up for everything that’s happened,” she admits.
GINNIFER GOODWIN, LANA PARRILLAThe recent trip to Neverland also gave Goodwin a chance to again work side-by-side with many members of the Once cast, including Lana Parrilla’s Regina. “I love it!” she enthuses. “I missed it, to be honest. I signed on to the pilot – that’s all you can sign on to as an actor; we have no clue what’s going to happen past the pilot – but I loved that storyline, I loved working with those actors, I loved the feel of everything in that world, so I really missed working with those particular actors on a day to day basis and really exploring the Regina dynamic with everyone.”
“In many ways, we were all sort of – not that we were separated last season, but everybody had a separate goal, and everybody had very different kinds of obstacles and reaching their goals, and now we have a common goal, and now our obstacles are also very similar,” she continues. So, we are truly sharing storylines now. I really missed it. There’s something that happens when a family is together on a road trip, and that something’s gonna happen a lot this season on Once. I think that beneath all of the layers, I am convinced – and this is something that Lana and I discuss a lot – is the fact that there must be a layer of love underneath all of these layers of hate. Because the truth is, though Regina has tried to kill Snow several times, since the last time she tried to kill her, there have been ample opportunities, including the scene last year where she rips out Snow’s heart. But something is now stopping her. I feel like there must be a sort of safety between these women at this point, that they feel like they can really go at it, and they know that they’ll stop short of death, and so they can get a lot more out. I have found it to be a lot more fun. Our characters are sassing each other a whole lot more this season, and things are going further in some ways, because we’ve at least temporarily removed the threat of murder and are now able to have it out to a certain extent. I love seeing all of these characters together. Having to come together to reach a common goal means that all egos have to be checked. Every single character has to be willing to compromise. It’s also really interesting to see what characters are willing to compromise what in order to ultimately save Henry.”
As someone who is also a fan of the show, Goodwin also has good things to say about what she is seeing on the show that doesn’t directly involve her. “I honestly teared up watching, in the premiere episode this year, Peter Pan and Henry flying through the air. That’s the Disney magic! That’s what I want to see as an audience member, is Peter Pan flying and taking our new hero Henry along,” she enthuses, adding that she hopes that, despite the dark nature of Neverland, the storyline will continue there for a time.
Congratulations to Ginny & Josh! So happy for the both of you and wish you a happily ever after.
Talk about a fairy-tale romance!
Once Upon a Time costars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas are engaged, the couple’s reps confirmed to E! News on Friday, Oct. 11. Per People (who was first to report the happy news) Dallas (Prince Charming) proposed to Goodwin (Snow White) on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in L.A.
“We are so thrilled to announce our engagement and can’t wait to celebrate with our friends and family, including our second family at Once Upon a Time,” the pair said in a statement.
Back in March 2012, a source told E! News that Goodwin, 35, and Dallas, 31, had an “immediate connection when they met” in 2011. At the time, Dallas was married to Sherlock star Lara Pulver, so initially he and Goodwin were “just friends.”
Last night was the season 3 premiere of Once Upon a Time. I’ve added 193 new screencaps to the gallery.
“Once Upon a Time” returns this Sunday (Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC), and after seeing the first two episodes of Season 3, it’s safe to say that the fantasy series has confidently recaptured the magic that first enchanted us when it premiered.
HuffPost TV caught up with star Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White/Mary Margaret) to find out what she could preview about the new season, which finds our heroes — Snow, Charming (Josh Dallas) and Emma (Jennifer Morrison) — trapped on a boat with the show’s villains, Regina (Lana Parrilla), Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) on a desperate quest to rescue Henry (Jared Gilmore) from the clutches of a not-so-friendly Peter Pan.
Read on for Goodwin’s thoughts on Snow and Regina’s tumultuous relationship, her attempts to mend her relationship with daughter Emma, and whether she’ll find herself tempted by her darker side in Neverland.
What is Snow’s reaction to being trapped in close quarters with Regina after everything they’ve been through?
The truth is — Lana and I have talked about this a billion times — clearly, deep down these women love each other, because they could’ve done away with each other a million times. I know that the Evil Queen has technically tried to kill Snow before, and as an audience member I find it incredibly annoying that Snow has given the Evil Queen like four hundred chances, and to me, in some ways Snow defines crazy; it’s that whole ‘what is the definition of crazy? Repeating the same actions and expecting different results.’ But we’ve talked about the fact that there have been so many times since the poisoned apple episode where The Evil Queen could’ve actually killed Snow and has decided not to up to this point. But they do absolutely hate each other; over that tiny little nugget of love, there are layers of hate, so sticking them on a boat together and knowing that they need each other in order to achieve their goal — which is saving Henry — is going to lead to chaos.
How is Snow’s relationship with Emma when the season kicks off?
What I find is such a relief this year — and it’s one thing I’ve talked about with Jennifer Morrison a lot — is we’re so relieved that we get to address the relationship between these characters this season. Last season, we felt that the story was so exciting and there was so much adventure that we were distracted from each other and from this relationship. Every time we went to address this dynamic in our past and where we are now, something would interfere — there would be some obstacle that would keep us from finishing that conversation. And so now that we are stuck together, there is gonna be ample opportunity to really face ourselves, and therefore face each other. I think that given the fact that Emma would clearly have abandonment issues, and that Snow would carry around an immense amount of guilt, there’s a lot there to play.
Hook is clearly pretty interested in Emma; how’s Snow feeling about him this season?
Hook’s a little slick for Snow, he’s the king of innuendo. She’s someone who does clearly have an achilles heel in empathy, and she forgives people again and again and again and again. But with Hook, I think there are definitely some trust issues given what happened last season. But he has been, since the very end of last season, proving himself, which does bode well for him in Snow’s eyes.
Everyone’s obviously focused on getting Henry back, but judging by the episodes you’ve shot so far, what would you say Snow’s personal journey is in the first half of Season 3?
Right, everyone’s first priority is to get Henry, and to hold the family together — and everyone thinks their family is defined by very different family members from the next character, but we do all have the same goal. [Laughs.] And as for Snow’s personal journey … The first season she was clearly two completely different human beings, because she had different memories, which makes for a different life experience. The second season I thought was going to be about reconciling these disparate characters, but what really ended up happening was that Snow and Mary Margaret ended up sort of being smushed together in a mash-up, and you would have Snow’s faults and Mary Margaret’s weaknesses really interfering with things and the two different parts of her were holding her back — the negative qualities from each of the characters. And she would also fluctuate between being Mary Margaret and being Snow, even in the present, as opposed to being one fully-formed person. And so to me, this season is about creating one fully-formed person, who of course is still going to have faults and weaknesses, but is gonna be able to navigate them, whereas last season she had no idea how to navigate those things and the darkness would clearly take over.
Speaking of that darkness: Snow clearly struggled with her dark heart last season — do you think this quest to Neverland will tempt her back into doing some not-so-heroic things in the name of getting Henry back?
I think that it’s about asking that question, for sure, I can’t say whether or not she’s going to follow through with things, because maybe she will and maybe she won’t, but she absolutely has to face that part of herself and face the darkness she sees in others. I think a big part of this season is about where you can put your ego aside, for all of us: Where do you let go of your self-definition and integrity? Where do you compromise to get what you think you need and want? When do you put yourself aside for the greater good? It’s really juicy.
What can you preview about Episode 2?
I loved that episode. Talking about putting qualities of yourself aside in order to achieve the greater good … there’s an incredible opportunity for Prince Charming to maybe compromise one of his own qualities, compromise some of his own integrity to help Snow find her integrity. And ultimately, he clearly feels that it’s in an effort to achieve a greater good.
Can you tease anything about Episode 6, which will introduce Ariel?
I can say that Snow and Ariel cross paths, and I’m very excited about it. [Laughs.]
“Once Upon a Time” Season 3 premieres Sun., Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
The ladies of Once Upon a Time were asked which superhero they would want to make a guest appearance on the show. I can’t say I disagree with their favorite. Thanks Claudia for the heads up.