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Elizabeth Mitchell On Snow Queen’s Evil Side On Once Upon A Time

By Shawn Rice | Small Business

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Once Upon a Time is known for tackling iconic characters from Disney’s vast film history. This year is no different and it sure has been a chilly. That is because the ABC television series is featuring a storyline with the characters from Frozen.

At the center of that icy storyline is Elizabeth Mitchell as the villainous Snow Queen. She is manipulating everyone around her to serve one goal: to be loved by her family. The Snow Queen is doing whatever it takes to make Elsa and Emma be on her side regardless of the effects on Storybrooke.

Recently, IGN spoke with Mitchell about the character’s demented side, possible redemption, and the full extent of the Snorw Queen’s plans. Here are some highlights:

On the evil side of the Snow Queen

“The original challenge was of course, you worry that people think you aren’t doing anything. I had to give a lot of thought to what she had been through. She was a child who killed somebody. It was an accident, but as a deeply empathic child, she kills someone, so she locked herself away. There was no way for her to learn the society rules. Everything was cut short.

And then she was self-aware in an urn for 25-30 years, which of course had to drive her mad. I mean, that had to be what made her mad. But I think like all villains, like all people in life, she thinks she deeply deserves what she’s asking for. She’s on the path to get what it is that she needs. And that’s why it all worked out in a calm fashion, because she deeply feels she’ll get it. So, she’s just one step after the other. There was no need to be, that type of crazy – I mean, she is crazy – but there was no need to have her throw it all around.”

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On discovering Emma

“Gosh, I really think all of that happens in the next episode [“Smash the Mirror”]. I thought that “The Snow Queen” was going to be the big Snow Queen episode and then we got to the next episode, and I realized, no, that’s the big Snow Queen episode. I got the script for the next one, and I realized there’s so much more to the story. A lot of questions are answered, and you get to see it, which is one of my favorite things about television. Show it, you don’t have us tell it.

And they’ve done that. They’ve taken us and shown us the steps that she went through to get to where she is, and I was so grateful for that. It was really interesting to see and fun and dramatic. I think that all of those questions are going to be shown and evolving in the next episode.”

On the Snow Queen’s dress wardrobe

“The gold one used to feel very uncomfortable to me. I thought, first of all, it’s highly exposing. Once I got over that, which you do, because you’re in character, it was just about adjusting. The shoulders are rough and it’s tight and you always have to have your stomach sucked in and all those things. And then in the next episode, I tried on a corset dress. Putting this one back on, it was like a nightgown. They were all laughing at me because there’s one that I wear in the opening scene in the next episode that took us 12 minutes to put one. I’m a 3 minute dresser, I like 3 minutes. It took us 12 to 15 minutes just to lace me into so that one was crazy. And I rode a horse in it. But the old one, the one I wear all the time, now it feels kind of comfy to me. I like it. It helps me walk more like a lady, which makes my mother and my grandmother very happy.”

As Emma’s powers continue to spiral out of control during Sunday’s special two-hour outing of Once Upon a Time, she’ll turn to Rumplestiltskin for help in getting her powers under control—though Emma may be ready to get rid of her powers altogether.

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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