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'Once Upon a Time' actor Raphael Sbarge on 'Star Wars' in Storybrooke and 'dramatic' events to come

EW readers might be hoping to see Yoda pop up on Once Upon a Time, but actor Raphael Sbarge, who plays Storybrooke’s resident psychologist Archie, has his own hopes.

“When Disney bought Star Wars, my first thought was, ‘When’s C-3PO coming on?!’” he tells EW.

But his own personal wish list aside, Sbarge says he’s on the fence about whether or not George Lucas’ iconic characters should ever cross paths with Storybrooke — but if they ever do, it would stay true to the Once universe.

“It’s above my pay grade, but I would imagine there’s a fine line for [the writers] to walk. Part of what makes this show work is even though they have broken the rules in one sense, they have a lot of structure to what it is they’ve laid out,” he says.


'Once Upon a Time,' 'Grimm,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Glee,' 'The Middle': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

Hello from Texas!

That’s right, friends, I’m home for the holidays, and getting here was quite the event. (No wi-fi + planes + trains + automobiles = stress) So I hope you can forgive me for being a day later than normal with your scoop. If you can find it in your heart to pardon me, I invite you to gather ’round the Spoiler Room table for a delicious helping of TV dish!

I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with lots of joy, DVR clearing, and gluten-free pies. And should you find the time/need something to do while hiding from your family, I invite you to send in a question for the next column, which will come out Dec. 3. (Yay, vacation!) Contact info is as usual: and @EWSandraG on Twitter.


If you read my chat with Grey’s Anatomy‘s Chandra Wilson last week, then you know that Bailey will spend the next episodes “kicking and screaming” her way to the altar. But one thing Wilson thinks might help Bailey get into the groove a bit more? If Ben put a ring on it!

“My finger is light, that’s all I’m saying. It’s very, very light,” she says, laughing. “And he used to be an anesthesiologist. You’d think there would be some sort of bling involved. But her finger is rather light — at least for 2012. So we’ll see what happens going forward.” But regardless of Bailey’s left hand gets a little heavier, Wilson says Bailey is committed. “She’s going to see [it] through,” she says. “You can’t tell somebody you’re going to marry them and then play around.”

And while Bailey and Ben could have many happy years ahead of them, as always, questions are starting to arise about Grey‘s future. Now midway though its ninth season, Wilson says she is anything but tired. And while there won’t be official word about a tenth season for several months, she says she’s personally on board. “I think the consensus is that as long as our writers want to keep writing, we’re here to keep riding the ride,” she says. “As actors, we’re very cognizant of the opportunities we’ve been given. Sooner or later it will be the end.”


'Once Upon a Time': Meghan Ory on Ruby's high anxiety episode

Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? Everyone in Storybrooke.

At least, that’s the case this week when a man turns up dead following the first post-curse full moon, leaving more than a few suspicions directed toward resident wolf-girl, Ruby. And as Meghan Ory teases, Ruby isn’t taking the pressure well. “The main thing that’s been on her mind is ‘What’s going to happen? Am I going to turn into a wolf?’” she says. “She’s been having some wolf senses come back, so this is the make or break point. She’s pretty stressed out.”

Luckily, she has a lot of people in her corner — from crossbow-wielding Granny to David, who Ory says has been a great support system for Ruby this season. “David is kind of a brother figure to her and I like how their relationship develops,” she says. “I think they’re always there for each other.” READ FULL STORY

'Once Upon a Time': Can Capt. Hook be trusted? -- EXCLUSIVE

Team Enchanted currently has a lot standing between them and their return to the real world.

Luckily, Capt. Hook has the solution to their most immediate issue: Getting up the cursed beanstalk to fetch the magic compass. The problem? They’re not sure whether he can be trusted.

But as you can see from this exclusive clip from the next new episode Once Upon a Time, titled “Tallahassee,” they have little choice. And even after they get up there — which we can assume they will — they’ll have to contend with “strongest and most terrible” of all the giants (played by Jorge Garcia).

How will they overcome? Tune in Sunday for the full answer. Meanwhile, enjoy this sneak peek:


Poll: Which Star Wars character should visit 'Once Upon a Time'?

It’s stunning news: Disney has acquired Lucasfilm and will produce new Star Wars films. The cost: $4.05 billion (one can imagine George Lucas throwing on that extra .05 billion just for the hell of it). The move could goose interest in that live-action Star Wars TV series that Lucasfilm has sitting on the shelf (a full season of scripts were written, but the series was considered too expensive for any network). Or the purchase could further postpone a live-action series, since Disney will want to concentrate their firepower on making Episode VII, which is coming in 2015.

The acquisition does raise one potential TV cross-over possibility, though: Disney-owned ABC’s Once Upon a Time has been mining its parent company’s treasure trove of characters, and plans to continue expanding beyond fairy tales. Showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz are huge Star Wars buffs. Might a character, someday, somehow appear on the show? And which one? Presumably it would have to be a masked or non-human character to maintain continuity with the films, unless they wanted Mark Hamill playing a 60-year-old Luke… Here’s some options: READ FULL STORY

'Once Upon' showrunners reveal which famous characters they'd consider adding


Once Upon a Time is broadening its universe beyond fairy tales this season, adding a historical legend (Mulan) and literary creations (Capt. Hook, Lancelot). So who else might possibly show up in Storybrooke? We ran some Disney-owned and public domain characters past showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz to get the scoop…

Robin Hood? Kitsis: “Absolutely.” Horowitz: “Definitely in-bounds.”

Tarzan? Kitsis: “Never talked about Tarzan. But in a world where The Jungle Book exists, I don’t know why Tarzan couldn’t either.”

Mickey Mouse? Kitsis: “He’s been on the show — in phone form. I can’t ever see how he’d get on and feel real.”

Genghis Khan? Kitsis: “Probably not. Too historical.”

Capt. Jack Sparrow? Both: [Exasperated sighsREAD FULL STORY

'Once Upon a Time' scripts full of cursing


Once Upon a Time is a family friendly 8 p.m. drama, but its scripts are a bit R-rated.

Showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz have continued a screenwriting tradition honed on their last ABC hit, Lost, where an extra ingredient is added to the story: Lots ‘o cursing — and we don’t mean of the Evil Queen-spell-casting variety.

Unlike on the ultra-serious sci-fi drama Lost, though, it’s far more funny to read f-bombs dropped in fairy tale land. When Lancelot was first revealed to Emma and Snow in last Sunday’s episode, for example, the script noted that “things appear f–ked” for our heroes when “a smile grows across Snow’s face” as she recognizes her old friend. And in the next moment, “we wonder how the f–k these two met…” The producers recall that one rousing piece of description explained an action taken by actor Josh Dallas this way: “Because he’s Prince f–king Charming.”

Even though the profanity isn’t in the dialogue, and therefore not in the show, there’s a pragmatic reason for its inclusion. READ FULL STORY

'Once Upon' scoop: See Captain Hook meet Rumpelstiltskin

Want to see how Once Upon a Time introduces Captain Hook on Sunday?

Below is an exclusive non-spoilery video showing the first scene with Colin O’Donoghue’s character. Some setup: This is a fairy tale land flashback from before Rumpelstiltskin became The Dark One (and, for that matter, before Captain Hook really became Captain Hook). Right before this moment we learn Rumple can’t find his wife. Remember, she’s the one whose fate we received some conflicting information about last season. And did you see yesterday’s interview with Robert Carlyle about how he created the character of Rumple?

The clip from Sunday’s must-watch episode is below… READ FULL STORY

'Once Upon': How Robert Carlyle created Rumpelstiltskin


Once Upon a Time‘s Rumpelstiltskin is arguably broadcast TV’s most extreme character, a devilish, vindictive, childish wizard who offers to fulfill desperate wishes “for a price.” Actor Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, 28 Weeks Later) plays fairy tale land’s Rumple and his sober Storybrooke alter ego Mr. Gold, and put plenty of thought into the creation of both characters. Here’s some secrets about both, and be sure to check out this Sunday’s episode, which features a key Rumple storyline. Also, hey look at this week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly — it’s Once Upon a Time!

Origins: “I knew Rumpelstiltskin’s name but I didn’t know anything else about him,” Carlyle says. “Everyone thinks they know Rumpelstiltskin but they don’t really. The lines I was given to perform seemed to be begging to be taken as far from normality as possible. I thought, ‘The braver the [performance] better.’”

The voice: “There’s no way I could speak in my normal voice while looking so extraordinary and while having this bizarre stuff to say,” the actor reasoned. “I tried many different types of voices and the thing that I landed on was completely by chance, really, thanks to my son. He was wandering though the house making these high-pitched voices and sounds I thought, ‘Rumpelstiltskin has a child-like quality to him, he kind of enjoys gleefully tricking people.’” READ FULL STORY

'Homeland,' 'Supernatural,' 'Vampire Diaries,' 'The Walking Dead,' 'Covert Affairs': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room

I’m simply floored by the amount of great TV on right now. Maybe I’m addicted. Maybe I need a life. And maybe I don’t care. It’s too much fun.

Also a blast? Answering your questions. So keep ‘em coming: and via Twitter @EWSandraG.

If you haven’t watched last night’s episode, I recommend you skip over this little section.

I know, it’s rare that I give a spoiler warning within a spoiler column, but I would never want to ruin something as big as what happened at the end of last night’s Homeland. Just when I thought I had an idea of where the season was headed, my theory blew up in my face just two episodes in! READ FULL STORY

'Once Upon a Time' upgrades Colin O'Donoghue (Capt. Hook) to series regular -- EXCLUSIVE

Captain Hook is jumping on board Once Upon a Time full time.

ABC and producers just upgraded Colin O’Donoghue to a series regular for the season’s “back nine” hours — even before his character’s first episode has aired.

The Irish actor (The Rite) was originally signed for a recurring role on the Sunday night hit fantasy drama. Given the swooning fan reaction to our first photo of Hook posted this morning, we can’t say we’re surprised by this decision. Guess the producers must have liked what they were seeing from O’Donoghue on set too. We’ll meet Hook in the Oct. 21 episode, which is titled “The Crocodile.” Last season, producers similarly upgraded Emilie de Ravin’s Belle from a recurring role to series regular.

UPDATE: Here’s a statement from Once Upon showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz: “We are great admirers of Colin’s talent and of the way he portrays Hook. We’ve much more story to tell with the his character that we’re excited to share with the audience.”

Here’s ABC’s preview of the rest of the season: READ FULL STORY

'Once Upon a Time': First full photo of sexy Captain Hook -- EXCLUSIVE

We caught a quick glimpse of The Captain’s face in ABC’s season preview following last Sunday’s premiere, but the below photo is the first full and clear look at Once Upon a Time‘s most anticipated new character. Plus, we have some fresh details about his introduction.

We’ll meet Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) in the Oct. 21 episode, which is titled “The Crocodile” (nice). We will see Hook’s origin story. And that’s why this photo, like the glimpse in Sunday’s preview, still doesn’t reveal Hook in all his glory. Because this is a shot of the famous pirate before … certain things happen … and he becomes the man we all know. Check it out, below. And see yesterday’s interview with the Once Upon showrunners on how Emma is shaking up fairy tale land.

UPDATE: O’Donoghue upgraded to ‘Once Upon’ series regular (that was fast!)


'Once Upon a Time' scoop: How Emma changes fairy tale land


The conclusion of Sunday’s Once Upon a Time premiere gave fans a twist: Emma was transported to fairy tale land, along with her newly realized mother, Snow White. talked to the Once Upon showrunners and actress Jennifer Morrison (Emma) about this development a few weeks ago. Though we haven’t seen the next episode, I think we’re all safely assuming that Mulan, who found the duo unconscious, isn’t going to slaughter the show’s stars in their sleep (as stunning of a plot twist as that would be). Don’t worry, we’re not revealing what happens to Emma in fairy tale land or how long she’s there, but the producers and cast make some interesting big picture points about the advantages of having a stranger in a strange land this season.

“We can do fairy tale land stories this year with a new element that can react to things in a way we haven’t been able to do before,” said executive producer Adam Horowitz. READ FULL STORY

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