Completely missed this, hence the delay in posting about it! Anyhow, TV Guide held a quickfire question & answer session with the executive producers of Once Upon a Time back in February & answered the question of whether we would seeing Grumpy and Nova again.
Will Grumpy (Lee Arenberg) and Nova (Amy Acker) ever find each other in Storybrooke?
Kitsis: Someday. They’ve got a lot of baggage. She gave him up so she could become a fairy. She became a fairy, so how do you get over that hurdle now?
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TVOverMind has posted a sneak peek, along with clips, of Amy’s characters from her upcoming guest spot on Once Upon a Time; featuring Astrid and Nova — be warned, the episode descriptions are rather spoilery — hence extracts featuring Amy’s characters have been posted under the cut.
I’ve also added MQ screencaptures from the clips, featuring each character, to the gallery — definitely a different look for Amy! Gallery links and previews are below, enjoy!
The press release for Amy’s upcoming guest spot on Once Upon a Time, titled ‘Dreamy’, has been released and offers a little more information on her characters — a nun in Storybrooke and a ‘beautiful but clumsy’ fairy. How exciting! Sadly, Amy doesn’t seem to be featured in the recently released stills or promos but let’s hope she has some decent screen time. Details are under the cut!
Amy Acker is no stranger to the fantasy/supernatural genre, so it’s hardly surprising that she should find herself on not one but two fairy-tale-themed series. First up, she reconnects with her Angel roots (and producers!) as a life-sucking Black Widow in tonight’s episode of Grimm (NBC, 9/8c). Then, in a few weeks, she’ll don a pink dress to play Grumpy’s new gal on Once Upon a Time. Here, she shares with TVLine her observations about the differences between the two fantasy realms, and tells all (well, almost all) about her Grimm alter ego’s double life.
TVLINE | Your Grimm character, the Spinnetod, seemed very remorseful after her kills, which is unlike the show’s typical villain. How did you get into the Black Widow mindset?
I think that was the exciting part about playing the character — it wasn’t that she was just a killer. There is a difficult choice between having to do something you don’t want to in order to survive and deciding if your life is more valuable than someone else’s. It was interesting to see how that struggle would affect someone — on top of being a spider. [Laughs]
TVLINE | The first kill is actually a bit of a shock. It seems like she’s not going to go for it, but then she attacks.
I thought that was a fun scene, because you think, “Oh no, she’s gonna get hurt by that guy!” but she doesn’t. I love when that stuff happens — when you think that it’s gonna be one way, but then it turns on you.
TVLINE | What about the moral dilemma — she had to suck the life out of young men every five years to keep from rapidly aging?
The real interesting part of this character — and it sort of goes in with the bigger picture of what they’re doing with the characters in Grimm – is distinguishing between what’s right and what’s wrong when the lines aren’t clear. I think she just wants her family to have a normal life and wishes for the other part to go away, but there’s no way to do both that she knows of.
TV Guide has posted a short article with a small still of Amy from her upcoming guest spot on Grimm, which is scheduled to air next Friday, on February 10 — be sure to check your local listings! Thus, I’ve added the still to the gallery; preview to your right & link below (hopefully I can replace with bigger versions soon) and I’ve also posted the related article below. Enjoy!
In other news, the same article has revealed the scheduled airdate for Amy’s other upcoming guest spot on Once Upon a Time: March 4, which I believe to be the 1×15 episode titled ‘Red-Handed’ — I shall keep you guys up-to-date on that!
She’s a serial killer with a secret. Sci-fi fave Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse) guest stars on the Feb. 10 episode of NBC’s fairy-tale cop drama Grimm as a spiderwoman who seduces and slays a string of Portland men by sucking out their organs and leaving their bodies mummified. Don’t be looking for some feminist statement here. “This is not one of those revenge-against-men-type stories,” Acker says. “She’s a black widow who is facing a very difficult inner struggle. She’s doing what she must to survive.” To attract her victims, the character goes undercover in various hot disguises, then when it’s time to do the nasty, suddenly sports fangs, extra arms and lots of body hair.
You can also find Acker on the March 4 episode of that other fairy tale series, ABC’s Once Upon a Time — as a love interest for Grumpy the dwarf!
Buddy TV has revealed that Amy will play two characters in her upcoming guest spot on Once Upon a Time, as well as touching on Amy’s other guest spot on Grimm — which will air in February — details are below. How exciting!
In other news, you can take a sneak peek at one of Amy’s characters in Storybrook, thanks to a behind-the-scenes photographer. The images are available to view over at Flickr — such an interesting look for Amy! Personally, I’m really looking forward to this guest spot.
Grumpy is getting a love interest. What saintly maiden could Once Upon a Time get to put up with this surly dwarf? According to The Hollywood Reporter, her part will be played by Amy Acker.
Acker, well-known to audiences from her roles on Angel and Dollhouse, will play the characters of Astrid (in Storybrooke) and Nova (in fairy-tale land). Exactly what her relationship will be with Leroy and Grumpy (Lee Arenberg), we will only find out when the episode airs late in the winter of 2012.
This isn’t Amy Acker’s only foray into fairy-tale TV in 2012. The actress will also have a guest-starring role on Grimm in early February. On that show, she will play a Black Widow character. What exactly does a Black Widow do on a show like Grimm? Executive producer David Greenwalt noted, “She has an issue with men that has to be worked out. And it’s kind of a life and death issue.”
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I do think we’re being spoiled here- Amy has been cast in another freshman show, ABC’s Once Upon a Time– personally, I can’t wait! Details are below, courtesy of TVLine.
Once Upon a Time has dipped into the Whedonverse yet again to fill a guest-starring role.
Amy Acker, who had roles on both Joss Whedon’s Angel and Dollhouse, will visit ABC’s fantastical freshman drama as a romantic interest for both Grumpy (of the Seven Dwarves) and his surly Storybrooke counterpart, Leroy, in a late winter episode that delves into the grouch’s backstory.
Lee Arenberg (Grumpy/Leroy) cheered the casting via Twitter, saying that on Friday he was “living the dream” working opposite both Acker and Ginnifer Goodwin (aka Snow White/Mary Margaret) — though it was not clear in which of the show’s two worlds their scenes were taking place.
Well, TVLine can exclusively report that Acker will play characters in both Storybrooke and the fairy tale world that was.
Acker’s TV resume also includes ABC’s Happy Town and No Ordinary Family, and last month’s Lifetime movie Dear Santa. Ironically, she will also guest-star this winter on NBC’s Grimm, which like Once (though in a decidedly different way) revolves around fairy tale characters.
Once Upon a Time, having aired its seventh episode/fall finale this month, resumes its freshman run Jan. 8.