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Once Upon a Time aired its Season 1 finale on May 13, and the big question on everyone’s minds now is what the broken curse will mean for Season 2 of the show and its cast of fairy-tale characters. Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White/Mary Margaret), Lana Parrilla (the Evil Queen/Regina), and Jared Gilmore (Henry) at Disney’s Upfronts on May 20, and the three stars dished on the freshman season’s exciting end and their hopes and expectations for Season 2.

Ginnifer Goodwin

Wetpaint Entertainment: So the curse was broken, you were reunited with Charming [Josh Dallas]. What does that mean exactly?

Ginnifer: I don’t know. The only thing we’ve established is that magic is unpredictable in this world in Storybrooke, Maine, so I assume that it will wreak havoc but we don’t know anything.

Do you think that your reunion with Prince Charming is going to be short lived or is that going to last for a while?

I’m hoping it lasts. Keeping them apart in the way that they were kept apart was the crux of Season 1 so I hope that we explore some new territory in Season 2. I think that Season 2 will probably be only based on my assumption more about our reuniting with our daughter and our grandson.

What would you like to see happen in Season 2?

I’m mostly excited about that. I’m excited to see how these women interact. Though Emma will inevitably understand why her parents sent her away, she no doubt harbors a lot of pain and has some abandonment issues and I’m excited to get to the core of those things.

A lot of things to work through?

Oh yeah. There will be a lot of us sitting down with Archie.

Are they going to introduce new fairytale characters in Season 2?

Surely. Oh I’m sure almost every episode we’ll get a new one.

Lana Parrilla

Wetpaint Entertainment: What does the purple cloud mean for the queen?

Lana: You know I’ve been talking about that. I think the purple smoke represents hope for her, which I just thought of. Now that she has magic, there is a lot more she can do now. We don’t know how she’s gonna use it yet.

She seemed happy…

She did. Just as she’s lost everything, the purple smoke comes in so there’s hope for her.

Is her evil reign over?

Oh, no no no.

There’s another plot in the works?

It almost feels like a whole new series, doesn’t it? It really does. It’s like, what is going to happen now. I’m very curious to find out.

Is something bad coming from the return of magic?

I don’t know. I’m sure it’s going to be juicy, especially with Rumpelstiltskin [Robert Carlyle] being one of the most popular [characters]. I’m curious to see what happens between those two Rumpelstiltskin and the Evil Queen or Mr. Gold and Regina. I’m very curious to see what happens with that. Most importantly, I’m hoping to see what happens between Henry and Regina; I really hope that she hasn’t lost him.

Jared Gilmore

Wetpaint Entertainment: What does it mean for you and Emma [Jennifer Morrison] now that the curse is broken?
 
Jared: I’m not exactly sure. Well of course the Evil Queen is gone so of course Emma would be my full on mom.
 
Do you think that something bad is going to come from the magic?
 
Yes and no. Because Rumpelstiltskin and the Evil Queen have their magic again but then there’s also good people that can use magic as well.
 
Are you done with the queen now? Do you think she’s going to leave you alone for a while?
 
Maybe not. It depends. You never know.
 
What would you like to see happen with your character in the next season?

Well personally, I’d like to see Henry get a sword, but that’s just my opinion.

What would you do with the sword?
Kill people. Bad guys.

Would you go after the witch?
No probably not. The witch scares me too much.

 

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