By Ashley Benson - @MitigatedText
Ashley: Very glad to get to meet you and hearing you singing. It looks like you have a lot of fun on set
Beverley: We do. Yea.
Ashley: What’s a typical day like for you? Do you prefer doing Fairy tale land or Storybrooke when you film?
Beverley: Oh, that’s such a hard question! I like both. What I do love about FTL is I feel Granny is a bit tougher, and less sophisticated, not that she’s uber-sophisticated anyhow, but I just feel more primal in Fairy Tale Land, we’re usually outside, we’re on the hunt, and I use my senses, my wolf senses. My smell and hearing. So I love that. But in Storybrooke, I get to work with more people, other actors. In Fairy Tale Land, it’s mostly the Snow White Crew. I’m with the dwarfs a lot, Snow White and Prince Charming; we mixed with Robin Hood’s group. But both are good.
Ashley: What of yourself do you see in Granny or that you put in Granny when you play her?
Beverley: Practicality. I think she’s very practical, matter-of-fact, down- to- earth, calls a spade a spade. I come from a farming family in Ontario and we were never without food or anything, but we earned money by manual labor, always blue-collar, so I know that kind of practicality way in the world and I think Granny’s like that too. I call it even kind of Presbyterian where you keep your love and your cards close to your chests. You’re not openly hugging people, although Granny has been like that with Henry. When Henry left, and was found again. When Emma left, and was found again. So I bring that part of myself and my humor.
Ashley: I was going to ask about the one-liners. Granny’s known for a few good quips. Do you have any input on that or does it flow naturally with what they write?
Beverley: They write it and sometimes I look at it and “really? You want me to say ‘bitch?’ This is Disney! I’m allowed to swear?” I’m kinda of shocked about how far it goes. Not that I don’t swear like that in real life, I have a trucker-mouth, but I’m surprised that Granny is allowed to have that. When I got to be the welder.. That was cool.