Emilie de Ravin talks Belle/Rumpelstiltskin Relationship
"Lost" alum Emilie de Ravin is coming to "Once Upon a Time" Sunday (Feb. 12) as Belle, the fairy tale princess who sacrifices her freedom to save her friends and family in the ogre war. Just how does she do that? By becoming the captive of Rumpelstiltskin.
"[Belle] has always wanted to be the brave one and go out into the world and do something with her life and she has the chance to," says de Ravin. "She has a chance to save her family and her friends by going to live with Mr. Stiltskin."
Rumpelstiltskin is the “beast” role in the fairy tale of “Beauty and the Beast,” which has us wondering if the relationship between Belle and Rumpel is the same as in the fairy tale - is there love there?
"There’s a love," says De Ravin. "Not the same as where the fairy tale goes, but there’s actually a really beautiful progression in their relationship … he finds himself smiling and laughing at things for the first time in a very long time."
"This friendship definitely turns into more than that," De Ravin continues. "But not in the same way as the animation. In maybe more of an adult reality sense, the way things don’t always work out in the real world."
We can’t wait to see it - Robert Carlyle has always been so great as Rumpelstiltskin that we can feel our hearts breaking already.
Taken from Zap2it’s blog -HERE-.
Chat with Jane Espenson tonight during West Coast ‘Skin Deep’ Broadcast!
The episode was penned by Once Upon a Time writer/producer Jane Espenson, who wrote last November’s “Still, Small Voice” and the recently aired “Desperate Souls,” another episode diving into Rumple’s backstory. Jane told me that the episode “tackles a classic story that we haven’t touched on before, crossing that story with Rumplestiltskin in an unexpected way. And it will reveal a little something about Gold in Storybrooke — just how much does he know?”
Jane will be joining us here at Blogcritics’ Once Upon a Time feature next Sunday evening after the episode airs on the East Coast (9:00 p.m. ET) for a LiveChat.
Want to participate in the Live Chat? You can do so -HERE-. It will be well worth it, I promise you! :)
Reminder: Skin Deep premires tonight!
Don’t forget to catch ‘Skin Deep’ premiring tonight on ABC! Tune in at 8pm EST to catch this exciting episode featuring LOST Alum Emilie de Ravin playing the part of our beloved Belle.
After Mr. Gold’s house is robbed, Emma keeps a close eye on him when it looks like he wants to track down the criminal and dole out some vigilante justice as payback, and Valentine’s Day finds Mary Margaret, Ruby and Ashley having a girls’ night out. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was, Belle (Emilie de Ravin, “Lost”) agrees to a fateful deal to give up her freedom in order to save her town from the horrors of the Ogre war.
This episode proves to be a fantastic take on the classic story, Beauty and the Beast.
(You can DVR the Grammy’s or switch in between channels, trust me, this is worth it! We also want to keep those ratings up, don’t we?)
What did you think of ‘Skin Deep’?
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Once Upon a Time - Skin Deep - Ratings News
Elsewhere, the results were slim opposite The Grammy Awards. Second-place ABC opened with veteran America’s Funniest Home Videos (#3: 4.4/ 7 at 7 p.m.), followed by Once Upon a Time (#2: 5.5/ 8), soon-to-conclude Desperate Housewives (#2: 4.8/ 7), which dipped to a series low, and canceled Pan Am (#3: 2.3/ 3) from 8-11 p.m. Pan Am concludes next Sunday.
Read the full breakdown -HERE-.