Once Upon a Time fans have endured four long, completely magic-free weeks for their favorite TV fairytale to return, and the wait is — finally!— almost over. And brace yourselves, because Sunday’s all-new episode will introduce us to new characters, thrilling flashbacks, and a whole new world of challenges for those we already know and love in Storybrooke.
In anticipation of the long-awaited return, star Emilie de Ravin talked to Hollywood.com about Rumbelle’s sweet beginnings, bringing in a never-before-seen hooded ally, and all the dirty details about Belle’s racy new alter ego Lacey.
“Regina [Lana Parrilla] gave Belle this false memory to once again mess with Mr. Gold [Robert Carlyle] and take away the one thing he loves,” de Ravin explains about poor Rumpelstiltskin’s unfortunate turn of events. But don’t go worrying that Lacey, her tough, no-nonsense chick with a sharp tongue and a whole lot of attitude is as dark as that. The actress assured, “I mean she’s dark. but she’s not like an axe murderer.”
“Compared to Belle she’s very free-spirited,” de Ravin said, adding, “She a smart girl, she doesn’t want adventure, she doesn’t care about books. She’s rather hang out at the Rabbit Hole and drink, and play pool. She doesn’t really care about what people think — in a good way. So she does dress a little scantily clad, but not for attention, it’s just some people feel good in this or that or the other.”
So with “Lacey” finally out of the hospital, Rumple is more determined than ever to get his beloved back, so he enlists Charming’s help for a new plan. The actress told Hollywood.com, “The plan is to make Lacey fall in love with him so he can bring her back to Belle. And whether that’s with a potion or with this true love’s kiss, Lacey first has to fall in love with him.”
Luckily, it appears as though Lacey has a thing for the bad boys. “I think she likes the dark side of Mr. Gold and that turns her on,” de Ravin said, “You know, some girls like the bad boys and some girls like the booky ones — I think that she kind of gets off on the fact that he’s a pretty bad dude.” (Still can’t keep track? The actress came up with the perfect way to tell her various characters apart: “Belle will have a cup of tea, Lacey will have a double Jack on the rocks. Maybe three”).
And speaking of being bad, this week’s Fairytale Land flashback will delve into Rumpel’s evil behavior as The Dark One, and fans will get to see the return of Belle’s gold ball gown. “The cool thing about this Fairytale Land flashbacks between me and Rumpel, is it fills in some pieces in between the other flashbacks before Belle falls for him,” de Ravin says. “You see the first inkling of her seeing something that’s not bad about him and that’s sort of where it starts.”
In case that wasn’t enough to get you excited, de Ravin teases that fans will also be introduced to a classic fairytale character we’ve never met on the show before. “There a certain hooded thief — some may know as Robin Hood — who takes something very special from Rumpel. And Rumpel is very evil at this point so of course he starts to torture him.”
In addition to all this, de Ravin said fans will also get to witness a daring rescue and a brand new friendship. “[Belle and Robin] sort of form an allegiance then and we’ll see what comes of that… I don’t think we’ll see him for the rest of the season but I’m 99 percent sure he’ll be back next season… which I hope we all are.” We are all wishing for that, too!
Twilight star Robert Pattinson is reportedly planning to meet up with his former co-star Emilie De Ravin while he’s in Australia shooting for his new movie The Rover.
“Rob and Emilie get on ridiculously well. They stayed in touch after working together, and now Rob’s moving over to her home country their texts and calls have stepped up again. They’ve arranged to meet as soon as possible,” a source told Look magazine.
According to the magazine, the two who worked together in the film Remember Me in 2009, had sparked speculation that they were more than just friends because of their off-screen chemistry.
“Kristen knows that Rob and Em are close and that must have been difficult for her,” the insider added, “When he mentioned that they might meet up, Kristen flipped. This tipped her over the edge and in turn seems to have made Rob realise their relationship was never going to go back to how it was.”
Pattinson and Stewart, who are romantically involved, broke up briefly last year after it was confirmed that the 22-year actress had cheated on her boyfriend with British director Rupert Sanders. The couple were reunited for the promotion of the final premiere of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, the hugely successful vampire-themed fantasy film franchise.
It was previously reported that the 26-year-old actor’s close friendship with Ravin led Stewart to stray away and cheat on him.
“[Kristen] found it difficult to cope with Rob being close friends with another woman. As their friendship grew, she became more envious to the point that she would be very upset. They struck up their friendship when they were working away in New York and Kristen was still living in Los Angeles,” an insider told Hollywood Life in July.
“Nothing romantic ever happened between them, but it didn’t make Kristen feel any better about them being so close. They would socialize together away from the set too. They would spend their evenings together in bars and restaurants while they were in New York,” the source added.
We couldn’t have conjured up better Once Upon a Time news if you furnished us with a magical well and a flask of Windex and/or love potion: Emilie de Ravin has been upgraded to series regular status for Season 2.
The Lost alum’s future with the fantastical ABC drama seemed solid given the events of the Season 1 finale, in which Belle was sprung from Storybrooke captivity to reunite with onetime flame Rumpelstiltskin and make him aware of Regina/the Evil Queen’s duplicitous act. Still, it’s nice to see it made official with the actress’ inking of a deal.
As Once scribe Jane Espenson recently explained to us, “We cast [Emilie] thinking that she’d be great for this but that it would probably be a one-shot — but if she didn’t get a pilot and she had a good time and she’s available, we knew that of course she’d be welcome back!”
De Ravin, whose ABC pilot Americana did not get picked up for the fall, appeared in a total of three Once Upon a Time episodes during the show’s freshman run.
Lost beauty Emilie de Ravin will return to ABC’s Once Upon a Time, TVLine has confirmed.
De Ravin, who plays Rumpel’s true love Belle, will reprise her role in an episode airing next month. While her fairy tale character was recently seen giving love advice to dwarf Grumpy, it’s been a while since viewers have glimpsed her Storybrooke counterpart, who has been locked up in a ward by Regina.
“She’s sitting there [alive], with the person who loves her [Rumpelstiltskin] not realizing it, and he would be someone I would not want to piss off,” co-creator Eddie Kitsis previously teased.
Source: TV Line
EXCLUSIVE: Lost alumna Emilie de Ravin is set to co-star in another ABC drama series project, pilot Americana, a soap about a famous fashion industry clan. It centers on iconic fashion designer Robert Soulter (Anthony LaPaglia), the patriarch of a sprawling family who just welcomed a new member, a young designer whose shocking arrival turns the family and the legendary label inside out. De Ravin, repped by Gersh and manager Darren Goldberg, will play Robert’s chic and outgoing daughter Francesca who is the head of events at Americana but Robert doesn’t consider her a candidate for the heir to his empire, which may have treacherous consequences. Michael Seitzman wrote the script, with Phillip Noyce, who helmed the pilot for ABC’s Revenge last year, directing. Seitzman, Mark Gordon and Nicholas Pepper executive produce for ABC Studios and the Mark Gordon Co. De Ravin is currently in business with ABC and ABC Studios — she recurs on their hot freshman drama Once Upon A Time as Belle. On the feature side, she most recently starred opposite Rob Pattinson in Remember Me.
Emilie de Ravin is getting lost in a whole new fantasy world. On the Valentine’s Day episode of ABC’s Once Upon a Time, tentatively scheduled for February 12, the former Lost star steps into the slippers of Beauty and the Beast’s Belle. “Emilie projects a very natural strength and warmth, which are characteristics we wanted to explore with Belle,” explains Adam Horowitz, who, along with writing and producing partner Edward Kitsis, kicked off a six-year stint on Lost writing a Claire scene.
While this take on Beauty will veer from the traditional tale as old as time, Edward says Belle will interact with her father, crazy old Maurice, the brutish Gaston and, of course, the Beast. (Alas, no singing dinnerware.) “We have a fun spin on it,” he says. Later this season, expect visits from Aladdin and his genie!
Source: TV Guide
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Once Upon a Time has landed another Lost alum.
Emilie de Ravin, who played Australian castaway Claire on the ABC island mystery series, has been cast as Belle, as in Beauty and the Beast’s Belle, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
ABC’s Once Upon a Time turns fairy tales into reality
Details of her role are scarce, but we hear Once’s Belle will have a connection to Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle). No word on whether the titular Beast will appear, but Gaston is slated to pop up as well.
The 29-year-old Roswell alum has starred in such films as Remember Me, Public Enemies and Brick. She will first appear in Episode 12, slated to air early next year.
Source: TV Guide
Happiest of birthdays to Emilie today! We wish her all the best in 2010 and we look forward to covering it here every step of the way!
And to you, the visitors, happy holidays and we’ll see you in the new year!
Marc Malkin is reporting the following about a possible Vogue shoot with Remember Me co-star, Robert Pattinson. Let’s cross our fingers!
We know where Robert Pattinson was today.
Across the street from our offices—at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art!
But he wasn’t exactly checking out any exhibits…
Sources tell us that hottie R.Pattz and his stunning Remember Me costar Emilie de Ravin were there being photographed at the museum (aka LACMA) for Vogue magazine.
I’m told editors at the fashion bible are planning a multipage spread of the twosome for the mag’s annual Power Issue that rolls off the presses just in time for Remember Me’s March 12 release date.
“The theme is a date at LACMA,” one source says.
Photographer Norman Jean Roy is said to have shot them in several spots throughout the museum, including interior and exterior setups. “It’s kind of edgy in a Vogue way,” the source says. “Emilie is wearing high fashion but it’s like sort of tattered-looking. Rob is mainly in suits.”
Pattinson arrived at about 9 a.m. before the museum opened. But it’s not like art lovers—or Twi-hards—were going to get a good look at him during the day anyway. Locations were blocked off with blue tarps and surrounded by security guards.
Good thoughts to Emilie during this hard time!
Lost star Emilie de Ravin and Josh Janowicz are getting a divorce after three years of marriage, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
De Ravin and Janowicz, both 27, dated for four years before they married in June 2006 in Australia and moved to Los Angeles. “Emilie and her husband have filed for divorce,” her rep, Jeff Raymond, tells PEOPLE. “They have recently been living separately and remain friends.”
The actress this summer films Remember Me with Robert Pattinson, and will return to Lost for its sixth and final season. She’s also in the Michael Mann-directed Public Enemies with Johnny Depp.
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