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.”
The Unholy Mother of Swan Queen! Young Regina!
OH MY GOD. APRIL 8TH APRIL 8TH APRIL 8TH
You tricked me.
I deceived you, Mom. Trick makes it sound like we have a playful relationship.
I KNOW! She looks like a completely different person. But she’s still got that gleam in her eye that we all know and love!:D And I know Barbara Hershey is just going to be fantabulous!
“” “What we loved about this idea is we literally could write different tones, and different things, altogether. We wrote the Grumpy episode, and it’s a little lighter, it’s a little funnier, it’s a little sweeter. But we also wrote 18 with Regina, and that’s probably a little more emotionally wrenching and dark.” - Eddie Kitsis”
Oh yeah , just a little more emotionally wrenching, just a little, I’m so sure. I CAN’T WAIT, BRING IT ON!!!
Why would you post this photo? MY FEELINGS ARE IN OVERDRIVE. Also, Lana looks about fifteen there.
OMG FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS
UN-HOLY WOULD YOU LOOK AT THEM GODDAMNIT WHY DO I HAVE TO GO BACK TO STUDYING I CAN’T EVEN WATCH TONIGHT I HAVE SO MUCH SHIT TO DO I’M SO PISSED RIGHT NOW BUT OH I’M SO HAPPY OH UNHOLY MOTHER OF SWAN QUEEN THERE YOU ARE MY DEAR…
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.
Once Upon A Time - 1.18 The Stable Boy - Behind The Scenes
I’m back, bitches! Oh UNHOLY MOTHER OF SWAN QUEEN you are real and you are spectacular.
I am so proud of you.