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.