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TVGuide talks Barbara Hershey on Once Upon a Time

Think Barbara Hershey was scary as the psycho mother of Natalie Portman in Black Swan? Just wait until you catch her debut as Cora, the mother of the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla), on the April 8 episode of ABC’s Once Upon a Time.

"Girls say they’ll never grow up to be like their mothers, but evil comes from somewhere," says executive producer Edward Kitsis. "Cora would look at the mother from Black Swan and think she was weak."

During Barbara’s multi-episode arc, the series will flash back to show Snow White as a little girl and the Evil Queen as a young princess living with her fairy-tale family before her heart turned bitter cold. “You will finally find out why the Evil Queen hates Snow White,” hints executive producer Adam Horowitz.

Adds Edward, Cora has “an interesting connection to Rumpelstiltskin and an agenda she does not like to veer from.” Her past “is just hinted at this year,” he says. “But we have major plans for Cora in the future.”

(Source: twitter.com)

the-silence-in-between:

Wait, is that Lana?  Am I missing something?  Because that looks nothing like Lana, and my brain is really confused right now.

The one with the black cape is Barbara Hershey who will be playing the Evil Queen’s mother in episode 18, Stable Boy. The one in the lighter clothes is Lana herself, but they have made her to look younger. ;)

(Source: twitter.com)

Stable Boy — Press Release

EMMA CONTINUES HER SEARCH FOR EVIDENCE TO PROVE MARY MARGARET’S INNOCENCE IN KATHRYN’S MURDER, AND REGINA MUST CHOOSE BETWEEN BETROTHVING A ROYAL OR BETRAYING HER MOTHER AND MARRYING A COMMONER, ON ABC’S “ONCE UPON A TIME”

Barbara Hershey Guest Stars as Fairytale Land Regina’s Mother, Cora

Alan Dale (“Lost”) Guest Stars as District Attorney Albert Spencer/King George

Richard Schiff (“The West Wing”) Guest Stars as King Leopold

"The Stable Boy" - Emma continues her exhaustive search for evidence that will prove Mary Margaret’s innocence in the murder of David’s wife, Kathryn. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was and before evil blackened her soul, Regina must choose between betraying her mother, Cora (Barbara Hershey), and marrying for true love, or betrothing royalty and living a regal - but loveless - life; and the event that caused the Evil Queen to loathe Snow White is revealed, on "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, APRIL 1 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Once Upon a Time" stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan, Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold, Lana Parrilla as Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as Prince Charming/David, Eion Bailey as August, Jared Gilmore as Henry Mills and Raphael Sbarge as Jiminy Cricket/Archie Hopper.

Guest starring are Anastasia Griffith as Kathryn/Abigail, Meghan Ory as Ruby/Red, Tony Perez as valet/father, Giancarlo Esposito as Sidney/The Mirror, Alan Dale as Albert Spencer/King George, Barbara Hershey as Cora, Noah Bean as Daniel/stable boy, Richard Schiff as King Leopold and Bailee Madison as young Snow White.

"The Stable Boy" was written by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Dean White.

(Source: thefutoncritic.com)

Stable Boy - Synopsis and Set Photos!

Because this involves some spoilers, you will have to click ‘read more’ to see them! ;)

 Emma continues her exhaustive search for evidence that will prove Mary Margaret’s innocence in the murder of David’s wife, Kathryn. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was and before evil blackened her soul, Regina must choose between betraying her mother, Cora (Barbara Hershey), and marrying for true love, or betrothing royalty and living a regal - but loveless - life; and the event that caused the Evil Queen to loathe Snow White is revealed.

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(Source: spoilertv.com)

'Stable Boy' Promo!

O.O

Why do they keep torturing us by making us wait a whole stinking week?!

'Stable Boy' sneak peek #2!

Annddd, I hate her mother already. >.<

Barbara Hershey teases the Evil Mother’s ‘warped’ ways:

The Evil Queen wasn’t always the scheming, malicious person Once Upon a Time followers have known her to be. As it’s revealed in Sunday’s episode, the Evil Queen’s mother is far worse.

Oscar nominee Barbara Hershey stops by fairy tale land on the ABC drama as Cora, the mother of the Evil Queen, a.k.a. Regina (Lana Parilla), in “The Stable Boy.” And as Hershey tells it, Cora “has great ambition for her daughter” as every mother does. The only catch: Her desires for Regina aren’t exactly coming from a place that’s pure.

“Evil in and of itself, when you open the door and invite it in, it has a party. It starts taking over,” Hershey tells The Hollywood Reporter. “By the time we meet Cora, she’s been devoured by evil.”

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Hershey talks to THR about Cora’s specific view of the world, whether she ultimately has the best intentions for her daughter Regina and if she’ll make an appearance in present-day Storybrooke in the near future.

The Hollywood Reporter: Can you describe Cora?

Barbara Hershey: Cora is the Evil Queen’s even more Evil Mother and she has great ambition for her daughter, of her own love which is quite warped. She wants her daughter to do well and to be happy and she’s convinced that her happiness will come if she marries a king than if she marries a stable boy. There are hints at what is driving Cora in terms of her own history but it’s not embellished at this point. It’s the kind of thing a lot of mothers would want for their daughters, it’s not far off, it’s just that my character is evil and consumed by it and can wield very mighty magic, which was very fun to play.

THR: One of the producers said that Cora “has a specific viewpoint about the world.” Can you offer some insight into what that is?

Hershey: [Executive producers] Eddie [Kitsis] and Adam [Horowitz] say that evil is made not born and I think that is probably true. I don’t know, maybe evil is also born, like you’re missing a limb and instead you’re missing empathy. Definitely there are specific things that turn Cora. Evil in and of itself, when you open the door and invite it in, it has a party. It starts taking over. By the time we meet Cora, she’s been devoured by evil. Whether she started out like that, I don’t know; I think not. She’s not in the drivers’ seat in terms of the way she projects herself.

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THR: You don’t have an idea as to where she came from?

Hershey: I have my own ideas. Oftentimes as an actor, you create your own history for your character, which I did, and I sent it Eddie and Adam and they agreed with it definitely. The details of it, they probably would like differently. I’m not sure of the specifics, but I know what turned her, what happened.

THR: Is there a possibility that we’ll see a good side to Cora at some point?

Hershey: You might, you might. The good side to her, as strange as it’s become, is her love for her daughter [Regina]. That is the one area where she’s let herself feel, but because she is so warped with evil, it comes out in very strange ways. [Laughs] I do think Cora loves her.

THR: Cora and Regina’s relationship is contentious at best. (Watch a preview from Sunday’s episode between mother and daughter below.) How will that affect future developments?

Hershey: They’ve left [the story] open-ended and I’m open to it; I have no idea what they’re planning but that’s the fun of doing a TV series, you don’t know what they’ll write for you. I know there are enough going on and enough in the fairy tale world for interesting story. How it would manifest, I have no idea.

THR: Is there potential for Cora to appear in present-day Storybrooke?

Hershey: Not in this episode. If it goes on …

THR: At the end of the day, does she have her daughter’s best intentions?

Hershey: I guess that’s to be disputed. I think she thinks she does. You’d have to make your own decision about that. I personally think she’s too warped to really see clearly what’s best for her daughter. People will have different reactions as to what they think is right.

THR: Will there be standoffs with Regina and Cora?

Hershey: Standoffs? Oh yes, absolutely.

THR: You’ve had a storied career, recently with a role in 2010’s Black Swan. How does this role compare to previous parts you’ve had?

Hershey: It is different. I don’t think I’ve ever done a fantasy before and I’ve always loved them. I always think they’re essential, that’s why they’ve lasted. I’m attracted to it and it seemed to be a juicy, fun role to be able to wave your hand flying away. I like this series a lot. Why wouldn’t I do it?

Stable Boy - a few extra BTS pics

Need some more photos of Stable Boy before it airs tomorrow? Well, look no further! Below the ‘read more’, among some familiar photos, are new, interesting ones! :)

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(Source: beta.abc.go.com)

Reminder: Don’t forget to catch an all new episode of Once Upon a Time tonight on ABC at 8/7c! 
Tonight’s episode will unravel one of the biggest mysteries our Evil Queen/Mayor holds:  why she became so evil.

Emma continues her exhaustive search for evidence that will prove Mary Margaret&#8217;s innocence in the murder of David&#8217;s wife, Kathryn. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was and before evil blackened her soul, Regina must choose between betraying her mother, Cora (Barbara Hershey), and marrying for true love, or betrothing royalty and living a regal - but loveless - life; and the event that caused the Evil Queen to loathe Snow White is revealed.

Guest starring: Anastasia Griffith as Kathryn/Abigail, Meghan Ory as Ruby/Red, Tony Perez as valet/father, Giancarlo Esposito as Sidney/The Mirror, Alan Dale as Albert Spencer/King George, Barbara Hershey as Cora, Noah Bean as Daniel/stable boy, Richard Schiff as King Leopold and Bailee Madison as young Snow White.

Reminder: Don’t forget to catch an all new episode of Once Upon a Time tonight on ABC at 8/7c! 

Tonight’s episode will unravel one of the biggest mysteries our Evil Queen/Mayor holds:  why she became so evil.

Emma continues her exhaustive search for evidence that will prove Mary Margaret’s innocence in the murder of David’s wife, Kathryn. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was and before evil blackened her soul, Regina must choose between betraying her mother, Cora (Barbara Hershey), and marrying for true love, or betrothing royalty and living a regal - but loveless - life; and the event that caused the Evil Queen to loathe Snow White is revealed.

Guest starring: Anastasia Griffith as Kathryn/Abigail, Meghan Ory as Ruby/Red, Tony Perez as valet/father, Giancarlo Esposito as Sidney/The Mirror, Alan Dale as Albert Spencer/King George, Barbara Hershey as Cora, Noah Bean as Daniel/stable boy, Richard Schiff as King Leopold and Bailee Madison as young Snow White.