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Mar 18
Ali Once Upon A Time Comments Off on Once Upon a Time: Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin, Emilie de Ravin returning for series finale

Entertainment Weekly has shared the news and the Official Once Upon a Time facebook page confirms that Ginnifer is one of the stars returning for Once Upon a Time’s Series Finale that will air in May.

More of Once Upon a Time‘s original stars are returning for the show’s final episode.

Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Emilie de Ravin are all set to appear in the series finale, EW has learned.

Morrison (Emma Swan), Dallas (Prince Charming), and Goodwin (Snow White) had all been with the show since the pilot, while de Ravin (Belle) joined the show halfway through season 1 before being promoted to regular in season 2. The quartet exited the series at the end of season 6 ahead of the rebooted seventh season, though Morrison and de Ravin both appeared in one episode earlier this season.

“Seven years after we set off on this magical journey, we prepare to say goodbye to the cast, crew and writers that made the ‘happily ever after’ that is Once Upon a Time possible,” executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis say. “We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to say farewell than by reuniting so many of the characters that our fiercely loyal fans spent years with on their adventures. We hope everyone joins our Once family, old and new, for what we hope will be the sendoff of a lifetime befitting this stellar cast and its incomparable fans.”

The actors join the previously announced returning stars in the season ender, including Jared Gilmore (Henry Mills), Bev Elliott (Granny), Lee Arenberg (Grumpy), Tony Amendola (Geppetto), Keegan Connor Tracy (Blue Fairy), JoAnna Garcia Swisher (Ariel), Robbie Kay (Peter Pan), Sean Maguire (Robin Hood), and Victoria Smurfit (Cruella de Vil). Rebecca Mader (Zelena/Wicked Witch) will also appear in the series finale as her guest arc continues into the final episodes.

Once Upon a Time airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The series finale is set to span over two weeks, May 11 and May 18, with the aforementioned quartet appearing in the latter hour.

Mar 18
Ali Steps Comments Off on ‘Steps’: Kyle Bornheimer To Star In ABC Comedy Pilot

Deadline shares that they have cast the lead to play opposite of Ginny in her new pilot.

Kyle Bornheimer has been tapped as the lead opposite Ginnifer Goodwin in the ABC comedy pilot Steps, from Kristin Newman, Mandeville TV and ABC Studios.

Written by Newman and directed by Todd Holland, Steps is based on the Swedish format Bonus Family. It revolves around four adults in three houses raising three kids after two divorces — together.

Bornheimer will play Paul, a conflict-averse romantic with a quick wit who is newly married to the free spirit Bea (Goodwin). Paul is eager to be free from his bully of an ex-wife and to start parenting and living, his own way.

Newman executive produces with Holland and Mandeville TV’s David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks.

Bornheimer’s recent credits include recurring roles on Casual and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He also co-stars in the untitled latest Noah Baumbach film. He is repped by Haven Entertainment, Gersh and Todd Rubenstein.

Mar 18
Ali Steps Comments Off on Ginnifer Goodwin to Star in ABC Comedy ‘Steps’

I am so excited to share that Ginny has signed up for a new pilot!

The pilot marks the ‘Once Upon a Time’ alum’s return to the network and studio.

Ginnifer Goodwin is returning to ABC.

The former Once Upon a Time leading lady has been tapped to star in the network’s comedy pilot Steps, marking her first series-regular comedic role.

From writer Kristin Newman (The Muppets), the single-camera comedy based on the Swedish format revolves around four adults in three houses who raise three kids after two divorces together.

Goodwin is set as the female lead, Bea, a modern hippie who is in tune with her spirit and a great listener. She is a parent coach, making her perhaps the most equipped to handle three kids with her new husband, Paul (uncast), her ex-husband, and his ex-wife. Bea has an ability to understand others — except the odd time when it fails completely.

Barry Rothbart co-stars in the ABC Studios project. Newman penned the script and executive produces alongside Mandeville TV’s David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks as well as FLX’s Pontus Edgren and Felix Herngren. Todd Holland will exec produce and direct the pilot.

Steps marks Goodwin’s return to ABC, where she spent six seasons starring as Snow White in the fairy tale drama Once Upon a Time. This is Goodwin’s first live-action series-regular comedic role after her five-season run on HBO’s Big Love and NBC’s Ed. On the film side, her credits include Walk the Line, Mona Lisa Smile and a voice role in Zootopia. She is repped by WME, John Carrabino Management and Gendler & Kelly.

With Once Upon a Time ending this season, its stars past and present have now begun booking follow-up roles. Goodwin’s husband and former Once co-star Josh Dallas — who also exited last season — stars in the NBC drama pilot Manifest, while Rebecca Mader is in the NBC comedy Like Family.

Dec 17
Ali Once Upon A Time Comments Off on Will Snow and Charming Appear in Once Upon a Time Season 7?

TV Guide asked the question that all Snowing fans have been wondering.

Once Upon a Time may have lost a few characters going into its seventh season, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t gotten to see a few fan favorites this year.

Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), young Henry Mills (Jared Gilmore), Belle (Emilie de Ravin) and even Zelena (Rebecca Mader) have popped in so far, but two characters we’re simply dying to see again are Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas). Naturally, we took the question of Snowing’s potential return to executive producers Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz to get the scoop.

“We remain very, very close with [Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin]. They are two of our dearest friends,” Kitsis told TV Guide. “I think the fun thing about Once Upon a Time is people can come in and out even when they’re dead, meaning that the world is always open for people to return. Whether it will be this year or not, we’re not sure yet. I definitely think we’ll see some familiar faces in the second half of the season.”

We’ll just ignore that Kitsis used the word “dead” alongside a discussion of Snow and Charming’s return. Nobody panic… right? Either way, it sounds like there may be opportunities for Snow and Charming to show up this year, but nothing has been decided on yet.

What’s interesting though is the confirmation that there are more familiar faces set to appear in the back half of the season. Once Upon a Time has lost several characters over the years — some left alive, some less lucky — so there is a pretty huge pool of potential cameos from old characters.

Given that Robin (Tiera Skovbye) is all grown up and falling in love with Alice (Rose Reynolds), it would be nice to see her father, Robin Hood (Sean Maguire), make a quick appearance for a heart to heart. Rumbelle fans are obviously hoping that Belle will pop in again, even if it’s just in a ghostly dream sequence. Personally, we’re kind of hoping all this Wonderland talk will miraculously make Regina’s (Lana Parrilla) mother Cora (Barbara Hershey) reappear.

Who do you hope makes a surprising return when Once Upon a Time Season 7 returns?

Once Upon a Time returns March 2, 2018 at 8/7c on ABC.

Nov 17
Ali Events, Images Comments Off on Obey Giant Premiere

Last night Josh & Ginny attended the premiere of the Hulu Documentary Obey Giant. I think Ginnifer looks gorgeous! Love her makeup!

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Jun 17

I have added promotional images and stills from Ginnifer’s production of Constellations to our gallery.

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Jun 17
Ali Articles & Interviews, Constellations Comments Off on Ginnifer Goodwin and Allen Leech Talk Parallel Universes and the Question “What If?”

The LA Weekly did an article on Ginnifer’s new theater production Constellations which premieres tonight at the Geffen Playhouse.

On and off camera, actors Ginnifer Goodwin and Allen Leech are extremely charming people. When they’re together, the effect is magnified. This shouldn’t be a big surprise — Goodwin rose to fame playing a literal Disney princess (Snow White/Mary Margaret) on ABC’s Once Upon a Time and Leech stole hearts on Downton Abbey as rebellious Irish chauffeur Tom Branson, who won over the aristocratic Crawley family’s youngest daughter, Sybil.

The two have paired up for Constellations, Nick Payne’s Olivier-nominated play receiving its Los Angeles premiere at the Geffen Playhouse. Leech, in his U.S. stage debut, plays Roland, a beekeeper, and Goodwin, making her L.A. stage debut, is Marianne, a quantum physicist. The pair’s lives intersect in a dizzying array of vignettes that find them living out the variable facets of parallel lives in alternate universes in an attempt to probe the cosmic forces at play when it comes to finding (and losing) love. Shifting rapidly between scenes that can be altered by a single word or turn of phrase, the two delve into what’s perhaps the most common existential query: “What if?”

Before being cast, Goodwin had been feeling an intense “homesickness for theater.” She realized she had fallen out of touch with the scene, so she called up the Drama Bookshop in New York and had boxes of plays shipped to her house. She fell in love with Constellations, and when she read that the Geffen would be doing it, she begged her reps to get her in a room with director Giovanna Sardelli. “Given the themes of the play, there was something uncanny about all that coming together,” she says.

Leech came on board after Goodwin was already in place; in fact, he heard about the production through Goodwin’s Once Upon a Time co-star Jennifer Morrison. He had seen the play in its original run in London’s West End and had wanted to be a part of it ever since.

Though they came to the project individually, Goodwin and Leech are a captivating pair who seem as if they’ve worked together for years rather than a few weeks. They radiate warmth even over the phone, regularly finishing each other’s sentences and breaking into peals of laughter. Goodwin says the challenges of the play feel like “doing gymnastics for a straight hour and a half”; without missing a beat, Leech proclaims, “Yeah, it’s actually Cirque du Soleil’s version of Constellations.” While Goodwin waxes poetic about the centuries-old tradition of theatrical storytelling, Leech jokes about how the first actor must have earned eye rolls from his friends.

Both face the challenge of readjusting to theatrical performance after spending the past several years working primarily in television but agree that it’s something they’ve relished, particularly the luxury of a multiweek rehearsal period and the space to experiment. “The really lovely and almost decadent thing we get to do is we get to play for four weeks,” Leech says.

Goodwin notes that the experience has highlighted the immediacy of stage acting. “[Film and television] is an editor’s medium, and so the onus is off of you to actually deliver everything at once,” she says. Leech adds, “There’s such a vulnerability when you’re onstage. We’re kind of protected within when you’re on TV and film. There is that rawness being onstage, just you’re here and they’re here and we’re going to do this.”

Goodwin says this both thrills and scares her: “There’s an authenticity of theater that can be felt, and there’s a lot of pressure in this one, in one go, to tell a story with utter truth.”

Beneath their easy banter and giggles is a sense of deep trust and mutual respect. The two actors have only one another — there are no props and minimal sets, and neither leaves the stage for the entirety of the 90-minute intellectual maze of the play. “This is an insanely rewarding experience because we are actually able to go there because I do trust Allen, and I know he makes me a better actress, so I don’t need 87 other cast members,” Goodwin says. Leech echoes the sentiment, saying, “When you’re lucky enough to work with someone and feel that you have to up your game because you see what they’re bringing to the table, that’s what I feel every day with Ginny.”

The two admit that the play’s structure, where scenes replay with a hair of difference and universes shift abruptly, has proved challenging. “It is impossible,” Goodwin says of learning the lines and keeping the sequences straight. “People think of Shakespearean language as being very challenging, but the truth is you have so much to rely on because there is rhythm and rhyme, and there are rules to his structure that make it actually really easy to memorize for a lot of his plays as if they are songs. But what we have here in little repetitions and just slight deviations, it’s a real mind fuck.” Leech says the trick is to lend each scene a distinct “emotional signature” to keep the subtle variations straight.

Goodwin is no stranger to parallel universes. As Snow White/Mary Margaret on Once Upon a Time, she often coexisted in separate worlds, but the character’s qualities remained consistent throughout. “This is a bit more of a stretch because most of these universes don’t line up with other universes in the play,” she says. “The characterizations only deviate slightly because the characters are coming to the table with different past experiences, but only slightly different past experiences.”

Though the scientific consensus is that multiverses do exist, we can’t consciously experience them. Actors, however, lead parallel lives in alternate universes by the very virtue of their profession. “What we do for a living does involve our living parallel universes all the time,” Goodwin says.

Leech adds, “What if I had been this or done this or made this choice? We do get to act them out, and that’s the beauty of it. We all have that Sliding Doors moment in life where you think, ‘Imagine I had said that,’ or ‘Imagine I had called that person,’ or ‘What had happened if I’d been there four or five minutes earlier, or a second earlier?’ And that’s what this play examines.”

For Goodwin and Leech, it’s given them the opportunity to reflect more deeply on this possibility and their ability to live so many lives through their work. Goodwin joyfully says there is another life where she’s a literary editor, while Leech jokes, “I hope somewhere there’s a parallel universe where I’m a much better actor.”

CONSTELLATIONS | Geffen Playhouse, 10886 LeConte Ave., Westwood | Through July 16 |

May 17
Ali Once Upon A Time Comments Off on Once Upon a Time’s Ginnifer Goodwin on Snow and Charming’s ‘bittersweet’ goodbye

Ginnifer talked with Entertainment Weekly about deciding to leave Once Upon a Time and the goodbye to Snow & Charming.

Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the season finale of Once Upon a Time. Read at your own risk.

Snow White and Prince Charming got their happy ending after all.

During Once Upon a Time‘s season finale, the future looked grim for everyone. The Black Fairy had unleashed a curse that separated a now memory-wiped Emma (Jennifer Morrison) from her family, who were sent back to the Enchanted Forest as the realms began to crumble at Emma’s lack of belief in fairy tale characters.

As the curse overtook the Enchanted Forest, Charming (Josh Dallas) nearly died climbing back down a beanstalk with Hook (Colin O’Donoghue), but Snow (Ginnifer Goodwin) found him and — in a scene echoing their true love’s kiss from the pilot — was able to revive him with a smooch.

Ultimately, Rumple (Robert Carlyle) killed the Black Fairy, while Emma sacrificed herself to prevent Gideon from turning dark. Echoing the climax of the season 1 finale, Henry’s kiss resurrected Emma, and the storybook ended, making the heroes realize they get their happily ever after. For Snow and Charming that meant living in Storybrooke, with Snow back to teaching and her family all together. Even though the heroes are missing in action when an adult Henry’s (Andrew J. West) daughter Lucy (Alison Fernandez) tracks him down 10 years in the future, for now, the Charmings have their happy ending.

The finale comes in the wake of the news that Goodwin, along with Dallas, Morrison, Emilie de Ravin, Jared Gilmore and Rebecca Mader, will not be returning to Once Upon a Time as series regulars next season. In an email interview, Goodwin exclusively tells EW about the impetus behind her — and real-life husband Dallas’ — exit.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What came with the decision to leave Once Upon a Time?
GINNIFER GOODWIN: What came with the bittersweet decision to give these characters a happy ending — and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect for that — is room for a new story to grow and flourish as Snow and Charming’s did.

What was that conversation like with Josh when you guys were deciding this would be your final season?
“Hey, let’s call Eddy and Adam to talk about where our very special arc is headed.” — Ginny
“What a wonderful notion, Ginny. You have EXTRAORDINARY ideas! And have I told you lately that you’re ALWAYS right?” — Josh

How do you feel about how the story ends for Snow and Charming?
Selfishly, I’m pleased as punch. They got exactly what they wanted: dramatic, epic love balanced with normalcy (Snow’s word) and the space to indulge in both. Actually, it’s not an “end.” The final chapter of this story line is a continuation… which is kind of Snow’s own point in the finale.

Would you return in the future — either next season or for whatever ends up being the series finale?
In keeping with the aforementioned continuation-as-happy-ending, OF COURSE I (and we) will be back. It’s merely time for ONCE to focus on something new because ONCE does “new” extremely well.

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