Once Upon a Time Casts Fringe Alum as Frozen's Ice Queen Elsa
We have seen Etta Bishop’s future, and it is very, very… cool.
TVLine has learned that ABC’s Once Upon a Time has cast Fringe alum Georgina Haig in the plum Season 4 role of Queen Elsa of Arendelle — aka the chillin’ quasi-villain of filmdom’s Frozen.
Previously, TVLine broke the news that newcomer Elizabeth Lail and Greek grad Scott Michael Foster have been cast in the arc’s other two roles, as Anna and her beau Kristoff.
In her Once incarnation, Elsa has long struggled to control her “chilling” powers, and once even — Frozen spoilers ahead! — unleashed upon her town an eternal winter. Ultimately, she realized that the key to keeping her powers in check is love — namely, her bond with younger sister Anna — and now she is aware of the threat she poses if she were to lose control of her magic again.
Previewing the show’s introduction of Elsa, which came about after negotiations with Disney brass and then was teased at the close of the Season 3 finale, Once cocreator Adam Horowitz told TVLine, “We are very well aware of how beloved [Frozen] is, so we’re very careful that we want to tell a story that is uniquely ours but also honors those characters that everyone fell in love with this past year.” Added Eddy Kitsis: “The thing we love about Elsa is she is perceived to be a villain but is clearly misunderstood, and that goes to the heart of our show.”
In addition to her run on Fringe, Haig’s TV credits include CBS’ Reckless (where she’s playing disgraced cop Lee Anne Marcus) and the Aussie drama Underbelly.Article HereOnce Upon a Time Casts Two Frozen Characters for Season 4
Once Upon a Time‘s take on Frozen is taking shape, with the casting of two key roles for Season 4.
TVLine has learned exclusively that newcomer Elizabeth Lail will play Anna, Queen Elsa of Arendelle’s younger sister, while Greek grad Scott Michael Foster has landed the recurring role of Anna’s beau Kristoff.
Still remaining to be cast for the opening arc of the ABC drama’s Season 4 is Elsa herself.
Once‘s Anna is described as a fun-loving, fearless optimist who often gets herself into situations where she is in over her head, yet is able to triumph due to her resourcefulness and can-do spirit. She values her relationship with her sister Elsa above all else.
Kristoff meanwhile is a hearty, salt-of-the-earth ice cutter whose sometimes-gruff demeanor can hide his deep love for Anna and her sister Elsa. When we first meet him on Once, he is adjusting to life at the castle — including sleeping indoors for the first time in his life.
In addition to his run as Greek‘s Cappie, Foster’s TV credits include The River, Californication and this summer’s Chasing Life and Halt and Catch Fire.Article Here
Once Upon a Time has found Frozen's Prince Hans.
Shameless actor Tyler Jacob Moore has been cast in the season-four recurring role on ABC's fairy-tale drama, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. He will first appear in the third episode.
In the 2013 Oscar-winning Disney blockbuster, Prince Hans — Anna's former love — is the main antagonist, concocting a scheme to earn the throne of another kingdom through marriage. He is first portrayed as honest and noble, but eventually his true colors come out.
The news comes less than an hour after Lord of the Rings' John Rhys-Davies was added as Pabbie the Troll King and two days after ABC's fairy-tale drama debuted the first footage of Frozen sisters Anna (Elizabeth Lail) and Elsa (Georgina Haig), following the events of the movie, at Comic-Con. Other Frozen characters making their debut include Kristoff (Scott Michael Foster) and Elizabeth Mitchell, also playing an unknown related role, though Olaf will reportedly not appear.
Executive producer Adam Horowitz told THR in May that they were "honored" to incorporate the Frozen universe into Once. "We fell in love with [the movie] when it came out last year like everyone did, and we want to do our best to do it justice," he said at the time.Article Here