By Amy Hood (@amelia403)
Since Season One of Once Upon a Time, Jakob Davies has brought magic to the show in the role of Young Pinocchio. Some of the most iconic and memorable scenes of the show have involved the bond between Geppetto (Tony Amendola) and his son. One thing that holds true in both the real world and in the magical realms of the show, is that kids grow up. What could have posed a problem in flashback scenes has become a fun family affair! Lucky for fan favorite Jakob Davies, he has a younger brother, Jack, who looks very much like him, This led to him being able to help bring Pinocchio back to our screens for the musical episode!
If you saw the press release for this week's upcoming musical episode, you may have noticed Jack's name listed as playing Pinocchio. I was curious so I chatted with Jakob about it. (In honesty, I thought the press release had a typo at first!) It turns out, it was a great experience for both brothers!
"They needed me to be the same size as I was in the pilot and Jack is exactly the same size and age. People say we look a lot alike. Jack has never wanted to act and said no to roles in If I Stay, Hector and The Search For Happiness. He can be shy sometimes and told us he said yes "to keep Pinocchio in the family". I am so proud of him for doing this for me," said older brother Jakob Davies.
It turns out, Jack has been on the set before, but never in an acting role. In the past, Jack was quite nervous around our lovely Evil Queen, Lana Parrilla when he was younger. Jakob told us "When Once started my brother was really little, and was terrified of Lana. Whenever she came on he would scream 'Black Smoke Witch!' and run out of the room. He came to set with me Season Two or Three. Lana came and found Jack to talk to him, to show him she was not scary. He stopped running out of the room when she came on the TV, but to this day I think she still makes him nervous. It's funny because she is one of the nicest people on the show!"
When asked what he thought of playing the iconic character that his big brother had played, Jack said he "really liked the costume and everyone was really nice." Jakob was quick to let him know that he could keep the costume...but not the hat... "He is only borrowing my hat....I love the hat" Jakob turned 14 in January, and Jack is 9.
We cannot wait to see the musical episode and are so happy Jack was able to keep our beloved Pinocchio in the same family. It's rare that an opportunity like this comes up, but luckily, Jack and Jakob were willing to work together and keep the magic for all of us Oncers!
An older pic of brothers Jack and Jakob.
THE STORYBROOKE RESIDENTS DISCOVER THE POWER OF SONG, WHILE EMMA AND HOOK PREPARE TO WALK DOWN THE AISLE ON THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MUSICAL EPISODE, ON ABC’S ‘ONCE UPON A TIME’
“The Song in Your Heart” – In flashback, Snow and Charming make a special wish that Emma will be protected. The result of their wish has the whole kingdom bursting into song which infuriates the Evil Queen. Meanwhile in Storybrooke, the Black Fairy announces her plans to unleash another curse on the town while Emma and Hook prepare for their wedding, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, MAY 7 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
“Once Upon a Time” stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Emilie de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry Mills, Rebecca Mader as the Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold.
Guest starring are Lee Arenberg as Leroy/Grumpy, Tony Amendola as Marco/Geppetto, Keegan Connor Tracy as Mother Superior Blue Fairy, Raphael Sbarge as Archie/Jiminy Cricket, Beverly Elliott as Granny, David Avalon as Doc, Gabe Khouth as Mr. Clark/Sneezy, Faustino Di Bauda as Walter/Sleepy, Michael Coleman as Happy, Mig Macario as Bashful, Giancarlo Esposito as Sydney/Mirror, Christopher Gauthier as William Smee, Jaime Murray as Black Fairy, Jack Davies as Young Pinocchio, McKenna Grace as Young Emma and Ari Guzhel as Older Girl.
“The Song in Your Heart” was written by David H. Goodman and Andrew Chambliss and directed by Ron Underwood.
Songs by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. Mark Isham is the composer for the show.
by Amy Hood
Photo credit to Entertainment Weekly
Its wedding time, Oncers! And not just ANY wedding, a royal wedding, which everyone knows is the best kind. With Emma and Killian tying the knot this week, viewers will finally get the musical episode they have been asking for since season one. Fairytales and music go hand in hand, so this episode promises to have viewers singing along with all their favorite characters.
As an added bonus, the soundtrack will be released before the episode airs, so Oncers can be prepared to host their own sing along parties at home! Once Upon a Time: the Musical Episode Soundtrack will be available on iTunes starting May 5th! This line up looks fantastic, and I personally can't wait for a this Charming duo, the Wicked solo, and all these other great titles! Here's the line up per Entertainment Weekly....
“Powerful Magic” — Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas
. “The Queen Sings” — Lana Parrilla, Lee Arenberg, Tony Amendola, Beverly Elliott, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas
. “Love Doesn’t Stand a Chance” — Lana Parrilla, Lee Arenberg, Tony Amendola, Beverly Elliott, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas
“Revenge Is Gonna Be Mine” — Colin O’Donoghue, pirates
. “Wicked Always Wins” — Rebecca Mader
“Charmings vs. Evil Queen” — Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Lana Parrilla
. “Emma’s Theme” — Jennifer Morrison
“A Happy Beginning” — Jennifer Morrison, Colin O’Donoghue, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas, Lana Parrilla, Rebecca Mader, Jared Gilmore, Once Upon a Time: The Musical Episode Chorus
The musical episode airs May 7th at 8pm EST on ABC