Scoop on Episode 7 is really coming together now, with an exciting new piece of casting news from Entertainment Weekly about Pretty Little Liars star Annabeth Gish joining OUAT for a guest starring role as Anita.
According toSpoiler TV’s earlier casting note for this character, Anita was described as "a sexy sorceress who has lived apart from her family due to their fear of her magic." E! also called Anita "earthy" and "devoted to taking in lost souls," but "ferocious" when protecting her own. EW adds the description of Anita as “charismatic, beautiful and mysterious leader of a pack of humans who — like Red — turn out to be wolves.” Yeah, you read that right — Little Red Riding Hood (Meghan Ory) won’t be a lone wolf anymore! Could we be meeting one of her long, lost relatives? Her mom, perhaps?
In related news, Ben Hollingsworth recently revealed that he would be joining OUAT, also on Episode 7, as Quinn, a “warlock” who is disowned by his parents because they’re scared of his magical abilities. Spoiler TV says he’ll be discovered a group of people who share his belief that magical abilities are good rather than bad. It sounds like Anita will be taking Quinn under her wing, but we’ll have to see the episode to figure out the details.
If this actually plays out that Anita takes in Quinn, and they connect with Ruby/Red, do you think Quinn could be a potential love interest for our favorite Storybrooke waitress?