Emilie de Ravin on Playing 3 Versions of the Same Person in ‘Once Upon a Time’

emilie-de-ravin-once-upon-a-timeMost actresses are cast in a TV series to play one part.  On the hit ABC fairytale drama Once Upon a Time, actors often have to portray two versions of the same character—one in present day Storybrooke, Maine and the other from the enchanted Fairytale land. 

Emilie de Ravin (Lost) has the difficult task of playing beloved Belle from Beauty and the Beast and the modern-day, amnesia-riddled bad-girl Lacey.

“It’s very challenging,” de Ravin admitted in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.  “There’s Belle the pure who doesn’t remember anything.  There’s Belle in Fairytale land.  And there’s Lacey.

“The wardrobe, hair, and makeup people made me look different—not prosthetic wise!  I’m really sad too at the same time.  It was all done to hurt Mr. Gold, so that he doesn’t know.  His new goal is to get me to fall in love with him as Lacey, and bring me back to Belle.  It’s not as easy as it sounds.  It’s fun because it’s challenging.  It would be boring if there were no challenges, especially if you’re going to be on a show for a long time.”

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

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