This past weekend the cast for the ABC fantasy hit "Once Upon A Time" headed down to San Diego for their 3rd Comic-Con.
I managed to catch the cast either going down, or returning this year.
While I was glad to see Robert Carlyle was back to being the happy to see us Bobby I remember from season 1 (he had soured a lot in S2 & I was afraid what S3 might bring) I was quite displeased to see the already unfriendly Emilie deRavin, who at least in the past would begrudgingly stop to sign if you could catch up to her speed walking self, now just outright refuses, even when she has to wait 45 seconds for her driver.
The rest of the cast was great going to & returning from Comic-Con. The casts super-couple Josh Dallas & Ginnifer Goodwin chatted with us & other fans going there & returning. Jennifer Morrison donned her trademark ball cap pulled down low to avoid being seen, but still happily signed & chatted when she was recognized. We caught Lana Parrilla heading down to SDCC, but missed her returning. While we managed to get both Colin O'Donoghue & Michael Raymond-James going to & returning.
Most of the cast told us how they loved doing these events, but one who I wont name, did state that they were not too pleased to be doing it, it isn't their thing, but is doing it because its expected. I admire that honesty, because you know theres dozens of others that were sent to San Diego to promote things that also didnt want to, but lie & say "oh yeah, I love doing that".
Another person we saw coming in while we were there, but didnt know at the time who it was, Meta Golding (who will be in the next Hunger Games Movie) who is believed to be a newcomer to the cast, I have yet to learn what role she is getting. If anyone knows, please feel free to update me.
Here are the photos of the cast interacting with the fans as they depart & return from the SDCC this past weekend.
Occasionally, if you are on your way thru an airport, look around at the people you see there. It might be someone famous.
While seeing the OUAT cast in YVR is not a rarity, they did become much less common this season for me. But here is a handful of the encounters I had with them.
Mostly Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas, Jennifer Morrison or Lana Parrilla. Occasionally I saw other cast members, like Jorge Garcia, Sarah Bolger or Michael Raymond-James as well.
I dont recall which weeks these photos are from. Some of them have been in my blog section for a few months. But here is an assortment of pics of them when they came thru & how great they have been at interacting with the occasional fans & regulars that might see them.
Once Upon A Time films a scene for the finale of season 2 with Henry, Emma, Mr. Gold, David, Mary & Granny.
This blog post contains possible spoilers for "Once Upon A Time" season 2 finale episode. If you dont want to know anything about this episode, DO NOT read the article or view the photos.
Late last week I made the trek out to Steveston to catch some filming of the ABC hit "Once Upon A Time" as they were working on the season finale right now.
When I got there, I found them not in downtown Steveston as I assumed they would be, but out at Garry Point Park, a couple blocks west of there.
Cleverly wedged in amongst a pile of trees in a little garden, they filmed a couple scenes there, including the 1 I managed to get a few pics of.
In this particular scene I saw Henry (Jared Gilmore) playing on a rope while Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) watched. Off camera Emma (Jennifer Morrison ), David (Josh Dallas) & Mary (Ginnifer Goodwin) waited for their cues.
Because of the conveniently placed garden rocks & trees, you lose the group for a few seconds, before eventually catching Emma & Henry talking infront of a rock, leading to Henry tightly hugging Emma in what appeared to be a very saddening moment as both characters showed sadness on their faces.
Also in the scene was Beverly Elliot...somewhere. I never saw her in the scene, but heard them calling out her cue. I saw at the set, so I know she was there, just didnt see her in the scene.
During the day, several of the stars met with fans, including Jared Gilmore, Josh Dallas, Robert Carlyle & Beverly Elliott. As well Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas stopped for a couple fans during a short break at the food tent, despite being needed back at set immediately.
Once Upon A Time wraps season 2 production April 6th.
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First off, I dont know if these were scenes for episode 1 or episode 2, because I was told conflicting things on what order they were filmed in.
Anyways, on this given day, several cast members were on set.
Josh Dallas (David/Prince Charming), Ginnifer Goodwin (Mary Margaret Blanchard/Snow White), Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan) & Emilie DeRavin (Belle) were going into Mr. Gold's pawn shop.
I will post some more pics from the night shoot (many of them are a bit grainy/blurry because of the lack of light) from those scenes, but here are the daytime shots form set.
Also, a couple photos of a souvenier the production team gave local shop owners for their co-operation throughout season 1 filming. A replica VW Beetle like the 1 Emma drives signed by Jennifer Morrison. This particular 1 is on display at Sara's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlour right next door to Mr. Golds.
THIS BLOG MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS TO SEASON 2 OF ONCE UPON A TIME. DO NOT CONTINUE IF YOU DONT WANT TO READ OR SEE PHOTOS OF, POSSIBLE SPOILERS.
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On the second day of filming in Steveston, BC. The Storybrooke residents were dealing with the aftermath of the fallout of season 1.
The streets of Storybrooke looked like a hurricane had ripped thru the small fictional Maine town.
A couple scenes were seen being filmed while I was there. First up Josh Dallas (David/Charming) chased Sebatstian Stan (Jefferson/Mad Hatter) thru the street as Meghan Ory (Ruby/Red Riding Hood) stops him to tell him that Regina is at the root of all the problems there are right now (I am hiding a spoiler that was said in the scene as a courtesy to the show who did state they are displeased with how many big spoilers seem to spill out).
Later, a scene at the hardware store saw the 7 dwarves saw Lee Arenberg (Leroy/Grumpy), David Paul-Grove (Doc), another actor (Happy), Faustina Di Bauda (Sleepy), Mig Macario (Bashful), Jeffrey Kaiser (Dopey) leave the hardware store with a variety of construction materials, as they cross paths with Gabe Khouth (Mr. Clark/Sneezy) who seemed to be not partaking in the groups plan. the group of 6 dwarves goes 1 way as Sneezy stands on a corner watching them head off to work.
Several cast members thru the day came over & met with fans. the biggest being when Josh Dallas and Meghan Ory did a meet & greet in the garage area.
As well, Raphael Sbarge (Jiminy Cricket/Dr. Hopper) also was seen meeting fans, including the wiener dog from the day before that Josh Dallas met, Emma. Emma, an avid licker of faces, decided to take a taste of the doc, Raphael was a terrific sport about it. I caught it frame by frame below. Quite entertaining.
Below are some pics of the set, filming, and of course interactions with the fans... including, my 1st pics of Sebastian Stan on set.
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Back in July I caught Once Upon A Time filming in downtown Storybrooke (aka - Steveston, BC) for the start of season 2 of OUAT.
I have been told that they were filming episode 2 at the time, even though it was 1 of the 1st days of filming...so it COULD be from the Premiere, or episode 2.
The scenes all were at Mr. Golds.
1st was Regina (Lana Parrilla) in Mr. Golds (Robert Carlyle) pawn shop.
Later scenes with David Nolan (Josh Dallas) going into Mr. Golds were filmed.
It was all interiors, so there was very little to be seen from a filming aspect. Infact I spent most of the time in 2 of my favorite eating places there. Dave's Fish & Chips and Sarahs Ice Cream Parlour, both of which are on each side of Mr. Golds shop conveniently.
All the cast that were there came over & interacted with the fans at 1 point or another. The pics provided are from those interactions.... including 1 where Josh Dallas meets a fans wiener dog, Emma. Josh, without hesitating responds to the fan by saying 'Thats not my daughter" (referring to Prince Charmings daughter on the show, also named Emma).
Another post with more filming from that week & a bit more info on Storybrooke is coming up soon,
A few weeks ago the cast of the hit ABC drama "Once Upon A Time" headed down to San Diego for the 2012 Comic-Con.
While I didnt see all the cast that made the trek, I did see some.
Most notably, the morning of their departures, we saw Josh Dallas (Prince Charming/David Nolan) and his co-star Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard) arriving together. Of course, since the couple have left Storrybrooke (Vancouver area) the U.S. media have outed them as off screen sweethearts as well as on screen, a fact most of the locals here knew but never discussed publicly.
While they were chatting with myself & 1 of the guys from http://outlaw-hobbies.com their co-star Meghan Ory (Red Riding Hood/Ruby Red) arrived as well. It seemed like this was the 1st time the she had seen Josh & Ginny in awhile, as there was hugs & lots of chatter about their off season.
Shortly before the flight cut off time we saw Lana Parrilla (Mayor Regina Mills/Evil Queen) arrive. She stopped to sign despite knowing she was pressed for time, even stopped to pose in her "Evil Regals" t-shirt she was sporting.
We gt the trio to sign several items, and then they were on their way.
Upon returning I actually missed Josh & Ginny returning...but was ok with it, since I had got everything signed on departure.
I saw Meghan returning, with sunglasses on at night, she was certainly looking the part of a Hollywood star.
A bonus return that night was Tony Amendola, better known recently as the villanous Kagame on Canadian sci-fi program Continuum, is also known as Geppetto/Marco on Once Upon A Time. With Continuum wrapped, I have to assume he was back to reprise his Geppetto/Marco role.
Of course, the autographs of these stars, and many other cast can be found in our "Once Upon A Time autographs" section at the link below.
Photos from the weekend, below.
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