WonderCon 2014: Josh Dallas and Rebecca Mader Talk ONCE UPON A TIME Season 3

By Sarah Stephens

Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, executive producers for ONCE UPON A TIME, kept teasing us about this past Sunday’s BIG episode and now we know why. With huge reveals about Cora and Snow’s family connection plus Zelena’s end game, what else could possibly be in store for Storybrooke? At Wondercon over the weekend, the stars promised much more! Check out our interview with stars Josh Dallas (Prince Charming) and Rebecca Mader (Zelena). [Read more…]

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Rebecca Mader Dishes on Playing the Wonderfully Wicked Witch Zelena on ONCE UPON A TIME

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Of all the villains that ONCE UPON A TIME has presented, ranging from the Evil Queen to Rumplestiltskin to Peter Pan, perhaps none have been as curiously portrayed as the Wicked Witch, Zelena. It is the brilliant green hue that seems to hover about her and it reminds us of the magic of Oz.

ONCE UPON A TIME may cross between Fairytale Land and Storybrooke, but the allure of the golden brick road, those magical ruby slippers and the omnipresent Oz seems to hover around the Wicked Witch. We wonder at her life before she encountered our heroes and stole their castle in Fairytale Land — and just why she brought them all back (minds erased) to Storybrooke. Just what is this magnificent woman’s story and what is she up to?

All this and more teases are brains and we are just itching to know the answers. In an exclusive interview, newcomer Rebecca Mader teased a bit about the Wicked Witch’s backstory and just how she may be the victim in this tale. Could it be that Zelena was not always so wicked, nor green? [Read more…]

Storybrooke Scoop: Showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horotwitz Preview ONCE UPON A TIME’s Wicked Mid-season Return!

By: Sarah Stephens

ONCE UPON A TIME is back and this season is setting up for the ultimate Evil vs Wicked Battle! Last night’s return introduced us to the Wicked Witch of Oz and the mysteries are unfolding about her connections to Evil Queen and what’s been going down in Team Snow’s absence. Hang on to your broomsticks. Things are about to get green in the Enchanted Forest!

There’s no shortage to the questions brought up in last night’s episode, “New York City Serenade.” After a year in the real world, Emma and Henry are returning to Storybrooke, but this time Henry’s in the dark about the truth of the fairy tale town and its inhabitants. The big mystery driving to the end of season three will be what happened to our favorites during their missing year. Not to mention, how excited are we to meet the new big bad flying in from Oz? We had to get it straight from the source on what to expect for the second half of this season, so we sat down with executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Check out the breakdown of the rest of season three below, and as always, if you don’t want any spoilers, better to click your heels out of here now. [Read more…]