Once Upon A Time: 9 Behind The Scenes Secrets
Once Upon a Time is by far one of the most unique shows on television right now! The series takes place in the fictional town of Storybrooke and features characters from various fairy tales and Disney stories who have been transported to the “real world.” Now onto its sixth season, Once Upon a Time has experienced huge success since it first aired back in 2011 and it continues to draw in an audience of approximately 8 million viewers each week! The show is really complex with a lot of characters, so there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes — here’s a look at 9 interesting behind the scenes secrets!
9. Actors Influence the Writers
It’s not uncommon that an actor who is cast into the role of an important character not to know a lot the character’s backstory, and this was definitely the case with Robert Carlyle. He told Buzzfeed in an interview that he didn’t know a lot of the backstory for his character, so he had to just kind go off his own intuition and then the writers followed suit! “With Gold, in the beginning, I always kind of played that he knew something, that he knew more than people thought. Whether that was true or not, I didn’t know, but I think in a sense you almost force the writers’ hands, and then they give you that, “said Robert Carlyle, who plays Mr. Gold, also known as Rumpelstiltskin.
8. Michael Raymond-James Best Friend on Set
Michael Raymond-James plays the character of Neal Cassidy, also known as Baelfire, who is Henry’s father on Once Upon a Time! He had a recurring role on the show during season 2 and 5 and was a main character in season 3. During an interview with ABC, James revealed that his best friend on set was Jennifer Morrison! He even has a nickname for her — ‘J.Mo.’ “Me and J.Mo are super tight. We’re buddies. I work with her more than anybody and we got really close. We’re always cracking jokes and we laugh constantly. There are days where I come to work and I’ll have a freak-out about something unrelated and she knows how to fluff my aura and make it better vice versa,” he said.