Credit: Jack Rowand/ ABC Photo: Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 5: Captain Hook on a Tree

Colin O’Donoghue (Captain Hook) just recently found out what "shipping" means to Once Upon a Time fans — and it's nothing to do with boats or importing/exporting.

"I set up a Twitter because I thought that I should set up a Twitter and people were going, 'Oh, I ship you. I ship this.' I was like, 'What does shipping mean?'" Colin told Access Hollywood. Now some fans are shipping Captain Swan, with Colin's Captain Hook and Jennifer Morrison’s Emma Swan.

The Irish actor said he’s surprised by all the attention from his new OUAT fans, dubbed "Hookers" in honor of his sexy Peter Pan character. “My family was sort of — [they] take the mick out of me and think it’s funny, and so does my wife,” Colin told Access. “She's like, 'Have you seen what they’ve said, here, about this, or that and the other,' and I was like, 'No.' I just say, 'Don’t look at it.'" (Yeah, don't look at this!)

Yes, Colin is married, but at least his wife, Helen, has a sense of humor about fangirls crushing on her man. Thankfully, Once Upon a Time gives viewers plenty of adoration options, so Colin is not alone in being worshiped. Just ask Josh Dallas, Sebastian Stan, Lana Parrilla, Eion Bailey,  Meghan Ory...

Source: Access Hollywood

Once Upon a Time Season 2, Episode 8 airs tonight (Sunday, November 25) at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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Credit: YouTube Photo: Colin O'Donoghue on the Late Late Show (VIDEO)