Emilie de Ravin’s Belle has been working to save her true love, Rumplestiltskin, on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time.”
“As you can see, even in the first episode from his clothing, he’s getting darker and she’s trying to sort of say, ‘Look, you don’t need to do that.’ And he’s like, ‘Well, I’m gonna die anyway. What’s it matter? This is the only way,” Emilie said when ABC flew AccessHollywood.com up to the show’s Vancouver set, where they made us their guest as the actors chatted with reporters. “She’s trying to basically [say], ‘You don’t have to do it like this,’ bringing out the best as she usually tries to do. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
“But no, it’s really fun,” Emilie continued of the latest version of her character. “She pops up quite a lot there… It’s more of an ethereal version, because she’s obviously in Storybrooke as well.”
Emilie said fans of the Sunday night drama will get to know more about the version of Belle that has been appearing in Neverland sometime before Episode 8.
“I think people will be really sort of interested and shocked at the reveal of actually what kind of Belle that is, further on, down the road,” she said.
Belle also exists in Storybrooke, and audiences will get to see more of her in the town the coming weeks.
“We’ve only just started exploring that,” Emilie told reporters. “So her, with her cloaking spell, [she’s] really desperately trying to, first of all, inform everyone of what’s going on and what’s happened with Henry and she’s obviously the only one left from that group that can tell the dwarves, Mother Superior, etc., so she’s got a lot of responsibility to try and get that spell up as soon as possible and just sort of be the mother in a way. It’s kind of cool.”
Belle will also interact with Ariel (Joanna Garcia Swisher) in an upcoming episode.
“She also becomes friends with, possibly, a little redheaded mermaid, which has been really fun,” Emilie said. “That’s been some cool scenes.”
“Once Upon a Time” airs Sunday night at 8/7c on ABC.
-- Jolie Lash