EW has learned exclusively that Sinqua Walls (Teen Wolf, Power) will once again suit up to recur as the former knight of the Round Table, though it’s unclear whether he’ll appear only in flashbacks or also in present day.
“Oh man, you can’t go to Camelot and not see Lancelot,” executive producer Edward Kitsis told EW when conducting our special Comic-Con edition of Hot Seat, which will be out the week of the big event in San Diego.
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Love. As seductive and dangerous as magic, this potent, unpredictable force proves to be the ultimate weapon in the epic battle between good and evil in ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time: The Complete Fourth Season.’
Soon after Emma and Hook unwittingly bring Elsa of Arendelle to Storybrooke, they encounter the mysterious Snow Queen, whose relentless obsession with both Emma and Elsa has chilling consequences. Meanwhile, it appears Regina has at last found true love with Robin Hood, but how will she react when her happy ending is thwarted yet again by a maddening twist of fate? Then, a banished Rumplestiltskin enlists the Queens of Darkness (Maleficent, Ursula, Cruella De Vil) in an insidious scheme to rewrite their own endings and corrupt the Savior by turning her newly blissful heart pitch-black.
Relive all 23 thrilling episodes of Season 4. Plus, delve deeper with never-before-seen bonus features as you revel in the intoxicating magic and mystery of Once Upon a Time – spellbinding now… and forever after!
Once is seeking an actress in her mid-20s to early 30s to play the “stunningly beautiful” Evanna, who is described as “plucky, strong and imbued with an unshakeable sense of self-confidence.” Evanna sometimes acts before she thinks, though unlike her son she never acts out of pure self-interest. Rather, her noble spirit stands in stark contrast to the now-dark soul of her offspring.
Candidates must also be able to pull off a Scottish accent.
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For MERLIN, Once is seeking a black Brit in his early 30s to early 40s and boasting a natural British accent to play “a man with great wisdom and intelligence beyond his years,” someone who has always put duty in front of his own desires, even at great personal cost.
ARTHUR is described as a “good and just ruler” who, beneath the surface, “is a master manipulator who can carry a grudge to the grave, and maybe beyond.” He harbors an “eternal burning love” for Guinevere that can lean toward being a bit… controlling. For this role, Once aims to cast a gent in his mid-30s to early 40s, and again a British accent is mandatory.
The casting call for GUINEVERE, meanwhile, seeks a Latina in her mid-20s to mid-30s Once Upon a Time Lancelotto play a “headstrong queen” who fell in love with her husband’s most trusted knight, the dashing Lancelot — previously played on Once by Teen Wolf‘s Sinqua Walls (at right), but (supposedly) dead in the current timeline. She now must balance her own happiness with the well-being of Camelot.
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Presenting Francesca Benevento's completed Operation Storybrooke poster. We love it. Many thanks to Francesca for all her hard work on this project.
The poster will be available for sale at the Tourism Richmond Visitor Center in Steveston on October 3.
The Evolution Of Character Underdevelopment On Once Upon A Time
by Guest Writer Sara West (@Montreat11)
Being “out of character” is a phrase that is used in the arts when a character does something no one would have expected. The phrase is defined as “not in keeping with someone's usual pattern of behavior”. For example, if a vegetarian character were to suddenly reach for a burger without reason or explanation, that would be out of character. Or if a character who has always professed to hate dogs and love cats suddenly adopted a dog and gave away their other furry friends, that would be out of character.
With proper development, it is difficult for writers or authors to write a character that is “out of character”. Why? Because they created the character. And chances are that they did not create the character to be a straight line of non-existent development. In the creation of the character room is left to grow, for opinions to form, change, and disappear completely. Properly developed characters should have a flow to them, they should be different by the end of the story and with each new episode we should be able to see how they have grown, not necessarily changed, over the course of the episode.
This is what makes characters so relatable. They are human. They are supposed to change just like we change. Can you honestly say that you are the exact same person you were five years ago or when you were in college? No, because you have grown. You have developed. And ten years from now you will continue to be different because you are still developing and will always develop. You don’t ever stop. Your life, your experiences, all of this contributes to your development as a person and this is exactly what contributes to the development of characters as well.
There is a problem with characters on Once Upon a Time. With each passing episode the phrase “that was out of character!” seems to get thrown around with growing anger. Though the characters on each episode may vary, this complaint is constant. So, what has happened with Once Upon a Time? Why are these characters that once used to be so wonderfully put together and “in character” suddenly accused of being “out of character”?
The answer? They are not out of character, they’ve simply become underdeveloped.
Rumplestiltskin’s Journey and Transformation in Season Four
By Teresa Martin - @Teresa__Martin
Rumplestiltskin went through a major transformation in Season Four. He went from the hero who saved Storybrooke into full-on villain and ended in stasis with a clear heart and all of the Dark Curse sucked from him. What is to come remains to be seen, but I believe hints of his journey were given throughout the season.
His shift, swiftly, and largely off-screen, was so abrasive in 4a that there was a lot of speculation that he might be under the Snow Queen’s Shattered Sight Curse. He was too confident, too indulgent in the worst aspects of what his character could achieve. It was so drastic that he even began “confiding” in Hook, who, strangely, took on the role of Belle in a way, as the exhorter, the preacher. And Rumple met solid walls until he hit rock bottom, not only after Belle banished him, but even after as it appeared he really couldn’t see the fallacy of his plans.. I speculated that he, being the master manipulator, was actually playing everyone like violins. As it turns out, I was wrong. It really was a simple as what we were seeing. That said, I believe that looking backwards from “Operation Mongoose Parts One and Two” can shed some light on his recent arc.
I would like to begin with the last few minutes of the Season Four Finale: Emma becoming the Dark One.
Rumplestiltskin is under The Dark Curse
Emma understood The Dark Curse and exactly what was going to happen when she took it upon herself. She turned to her parents and told them that they would have to save her. Hook too. Her declaration of love seemed to me not only just a romantic admission, it was also a plea. Emma loves him, and if he loves her, he will also have to play a role in saving her. She understood what Belle used to about being The Dark One: saving will be beyond her. Once she becomes Dark, there will be no hope for her. It is a curse. Curses take away free-will, and worse, are seductive. Like people taking their first shot of heroin, it is impossible without outside intervention to be cured. Regina can actively work towards Emma's rescue. And lastly, perhaps most significantly, Henry as The Heart of the Truest Believer and Author logically could be front and center.
Love, all love—in all its forms: parents for their children, friendship and romantic is supernatural and hence the cure for darkness.
But what does this say about Rumplestiltskin? Exactly the same thing it says about Emma. He was under a curse for hundreds of years. So all of his actions since he was tricked by Zoso into killing him have been from a man to a great degree without free-will, without selflessness, and who is a complete junkie.
Which brings me to my next point: