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News and Rumors ♦ February 24, 2012

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about Belle (Emilie de Ravin), whose Storybrooke self is currently sittin’ pretty in a secret padded cell. “She has a nice little scene in 14,” Kitsis teases. “She’s sitting up there with the person who loves her, not realizing it, and that would be someone I would not want to piss off,” Kitsis says. Still, fans will have to wait a little longer for answers regarding Belle. “She’s going to be back probably more toward the end of the season,” Kitsis says.

Thank you to OUAT community over lj!

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News and Rumors ♦ February 22, 2012

Hearing today that one of the “Lost” castaways might have washed up just south of the Bubba Gump in Times Square.

Actress Emilie de Ravin, known to TV viewers as the adorable ‘Claire’ on the late ratings-terminator “Lost”, may be continuing the Aussie takeover of “Americana”.

The actress, I hear, is in talks to play the daughter of fellow Aussie Anthony LaPaglia on the ABC drama.

The show, centering around fashion designer Robert Soulter (LaPaglia) and his family business, is infused with a heavy drip of a Aussie blood – aside from the “Balibo” star LaPaglia and the newly-announced de Ravin, local Natalie Mendoza is co-starring as LaPaglia’s former wife and acclaimed Oz filmmaker Phillip Noyce is directing the pilot. It was announced earlier today that Ken Olin would play LaPaglia’s brother on the series.

de Ravin comes from the same part of the country I do, in fact her parents are about 30 minutes down the road. Not that that’s the reason I fly the flag for this talented actresses career; I support it because she’s just divinely talented and I’ve enjoyed everything she’s done thus far. The Victorian’s big break stateside was on the WB series “Roswell” – she played Tess, the most mysterious of the closet extra-terrestrial clan that the show centered around. Then, proving she subscribes to the bible of versatility, de Ravin took on the role of the sweetheart mother-to-be on J.J Abrams’ castaway drama “Lost”. And I know it wasn’t widely-seen, but “Remember Me”, the flick de Ravin did with “Twilight” alum Robert Pattinson, was a terrific flick; She and Pattinson had terrific chemistry in it, but more so, the petite blonde really ‘brought it’ in the film’s powerful emotional scenes. And again, very different character that one. Can only assume her character here is apples to Claire’s oranges too


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News and Rumors ♦ February 20, 2012

Well this is great news, if the rumours turn out to be true 🙂

Episode 14: “Dreamy”

Mary Margaret teams up with Storybrooke’s resident troublemaker Leroy to help the nuns sell candles during the Miner’s Day Festival and Emma investigates Kathryn’s sudden disappearance while the Seven Dwarves’ backstory is revealed along with Grumpy’s forbidden romance with the beautiful yet clumsy fairy Nova.


Emilie de Ravin is rumored to be in episode 18 or 19.

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Gallery ♦ February 13, 2012

600+ captures of Emilie as Belle from Once Upon a Time have been added:

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News and Rumors ♦ February 12, 2012

Good news for people hoping to see plenty of Emilie de Ravin on this season of “Once Upon a Time” — her appearance on Sunday night’s new episode is not going to be the last time we see the actress.

According to a brand-new report from TV Guide, the actress is set to appear in at least one more episode following her first entry into the fairy-tale universe. This episode is going to be themed largely around her character of Belle, and how she ended up staying with Rumpelstiltskin and even forming a rather surprising relationship with him.

Now, we just have to hope that producers manage to throw a few more references to “Lost” — the show that of course made Emilie first known — over the course of the episode.


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News and Rumors ♦ February 12, 2012

Emilie made several interviews about Once Upon a Time!

“It’s beautiful and slow the way they begin to like each other,” de Ravin previewed to me over the phone. “She’s really scared at first… he’s bemused by her demeanor… and they eventually form an intimate relationship where she can see what others don’t.”

As if often the case when Once Upon a Time tackles a classic fairy tale, viewers shouldn’t expect this one to remain true to the animation, de Ravin says, though some basic facts are similar.
And one fact that cannot be denied: Robert Carlyle is incredible in the role of Rumpelstiltskin.
“He’s amazing,” the actress says. “He gives the character so much power, but in this episode his walls tumble down. It’s scary for him. And he plays that so beautifully.”

It must be weird to portray such an iconic character, right? One who has been around for so many years, yet one who doesn’t actually exist?
Absolutely, de Ravin agreed, although she expressed gratitude that Belle has never been played by an actress before, so there’s no performance with which she’ll be compared.

“My conversation with [writer Adam Horowitz] was really more about who this person is,” de Ravin said. “And we wanted her to be strong, intelligent, brave, passionate and non-judgmental. She can see through people and that’s what happens with Rumpelstiltskin.”

How is it different going from Lost to Once Upon A Time, both hits?
Well, the outfits are little different for starters [laughs]. It’s actually really fun being able to wear some beautiful gowns as opposed to ‘Wait, we need more dirt on your face!” But it’s a fun challenge, although it was kind of fun to not have to worry at all about what you look like [on Lost], so there are pros and cons I guess.


In the episode “Desperate Souls,” Once Upon a Time viewers got a look at Rumpelstiltskin as we’d never seen him before. And in this week’s episode, guest star Emilie de Ravin says Rumpel fans will get yet another new look at one of show’s most iconic villains. “He’s still Rumpel. He’s the same guy, but it’s going to be cool for the audience to see him in his home environment — to see him in his castle and day-to-day Rumpel life,” she says.

The real fun, however, comes when Belle enters his world and, much like the story we all know, disrupts his ongoings. “[They also get to see] how he’s influenced by Belle,” de Ravin says. “In this episode, for the first time since he changed into this crazy guy, he has somebody whose starting to care for him. And he’s disbelieving of that [but] starting to enjoy it and be a little more open and jovial and sweet. That’s a really different Rumpel than we’ve seen before.”

And while fans shouldn’t necessarily expect a happy ending, they can count on one thing: Belle’s imminent return after this week’s episode. “I do come back, and I’d love to come back for a lot more because I love the show and had a lot of fun with it,” she says. “Belle’s a really fun character because she’s a strong young woman. Also, the people on the show are giving actors and fun to work with. That’s hard to find.”

In Sunday’s episode (8/7c, ABC), the actress who once donned a shaggy wig and toted a crazy-looking squirrel baby around in the final season of ABC’s island mystery series will transform into Belle, an often odd and bookish young lady who’s unaware of her true beauty. And just like with the other Disney princesses who’ve made their way to the series, Once takes a more mature, adult approach in depicting Belle.

“She’s actually quite a grounded young woman,” de Ravin says. “She still wants to not just do what’s expected of a woman in fairy tale land, which is basically to just stay in the castle, marry Gaston [Sage Brocklebank], probably have a bunch of children and all that.”


Lost scribes turned Once Upon a Time creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz didn’t have to ask twice when they courted Emilie de Ravin to be the Belle of the fairyland land that was in “Skin Deep,” this Sunday’s episode of the new ABC series.
“They were like, ‘Hey, do you want to play a princess?’ And I’m like, ‘Hell yeah!’” the actress tells TVLine with a laugh.
Though de Ravin notes that she was never the type of little girl to dress as a princess, she counted the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast among her favorites “because it had such a fantastic moral to it,” she explains. “Belle is a strong young woman – there’s nothing insipid about her – and we talked a lot about emphasizing that.


How is this Belle similar, or different, to what we already know of the character?
Looks-wise, extremely similar. [She has] beautifully made, insanely gorgeous dresses that make you feel princess-y as soon as you but them on — so that’s kind of cool. She’s similar in the sense that she’s always wanted to see the world more and escape the confines of the life she’s living in. She wanted to go outside of the box and be brave. That’s a little bit more of a strength, instead of her being quite whimsical about it. Obviously it’s a different relationship being with Rumpelstiltskin, but it’s still the same dynamic as far as the progression of their relationship and bringing out qualities in each other that they maybe didn’t know they had. I think that Belle always knew that she was a very open, honest, caring, non-judgmental person, but I don’t think that she knew she had the strength to maybe persevere through this lifetime agreement to go and live with this guy and actually change him.

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