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Naomi / May 15th, 2017

TVLINE | You obviously worked a lot over the years with Colin [O’Donoghue, as Hook]. What was his reaction to your decision to leave, what kind of support did you get?
Colin and I are good friends and will always be good friends. He knows me like a family member, so he was sad, because obviously we work well together and we enjoy our time on set together. But the other side of that is he cares about me as a person and he knew it was the right thing for my life. He was very supportive about that.

TVLINE | Looking back, do you have any favorite seasons or storylines?
I loved the Dark Swan storyline, the idea of being able to stretch Emma in different ways and explore the darker side of her. And I also love that ultimately they still stayed true to the Savior that was within her. That she is who she is, and you can’t take away that fate. That no matter what she went through and no matter how far she pushed the limits, ultimately within her was this fate as the Savior. I thought they did an amazing job of giving that character a chance to spread her wings and be completely different in certain ways but also keep her true to the core of her being. Her intentions and her desires were actually well-intended, even though she was going about it in maybe not the most productive way. [Laughs]

I have loved so many of the storylines over the years. I loved the Back to the Future stuff that I did with Colin [in the Season 3 finale]. Once Upon Time Back FutureI loved the musical episode [on May 7]; I was so happy that I got to be a part of that and I felt as if it was a very beautiful wrap-up of who Emma has become. It was a chance to really see her go from that ugly duckling to a swan, in that song she has [“Emma’s Theme”] in the mayor’s office. It was also a chance to see her completely unguarded and absolutely in love and vulnerable with Hook at the wedding. She was full of joy and not worrying about the next monster or crisis, just absolutely deciding to be in the moment and alive and free and happy. And she was willing to do that knowing that she’s about to face something really difficult. She had the courage to say, “You know what? It’s OK to be in the moment. We’re going to find a way through and it’s going to be OK.” To see her in that place after how far she has come…. It’s hard to imagine, when you watch her in the pilot, being someone who could grow to that place. I love that I got to take her on such an incredible journey.


Sheila / August 26th, 2016

The ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’ submarine captain has ties to Hook

Once Upon a Time has cast Faran Tahir as the famed Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, EW has learned exclusively.

The Dallas and Warehouse 13 alum will play the hardened leader of the Nautilus submarine, who’s a zealous believer in a cause that takes him from 20,000 leagues under the sea to the destiny that he won’t let anyone prevent him from achieving.

“We’re thrilled to give a Once Upon a Time spin to the classic character of Captain Nemo from one of our favorite Disney films, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis say. “We’re excited to see his mythology merge with Storybrooke’s own captain — Hook [Colin O’Donoghue]. If for no other reason than to see the Jolly Roger go up against a submarine.”

The news comes in the wake of the EPs teasing at Comic-Con that season 6 would uncover some surprising secrets from Hook’s past. Captain Nemo also enters the scene just as OUAT is introducing the Land of Untold Stories, opening up the world of the show beyond the fairy tale characters we’ve come to know and love.

Tahir joins the growing list of newbies in season 6, including Oded Fehr as Jafar, Deniz Akdeniz as Aladdin, Karen David as Princess Jasmine, Giles Matthey as Morpheus, and Craig Horner as the Count of Monte Cristo.

Once Upon a Time returns Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.


Sheila / April 29th, 2016

She’s a Captain Swan shipper! Jennifer Morrison stopped by HollywoodLife’s podcast and revealed that she thinks Hook and Emma are the epitome of ‘true love.’ But does she think they’ll get a happy ending? Click to LISTEN!

Hook and Emma’s relationship is one of the most beloved on Once Upon A Time. Jennifer Morrison, who plays Emma, loves Captain Swan just as much as the fans. She came by HollywoodLife’s podcast to discuss Hook and Emma’s “true love” and more! Plus, she reveals what she really thinks of Colin O’Donoghue, 35, and her struggle with migraines. Check out more OUAT scoop now!

Ever since Hook and Emma first shared a scene, fans have wanted them together. We asked Jennifer if she thinks Hook and Emma will have a happy ending. “I hope so,” she told us. “I, as an audience member, hope so.”

On Once Upon A Time, it’s all about true love. Over the past few seasons, we’ve seen Emma and Hook’s relationship evolve to that. “I do feel like they really are true love, and they are going to do whatever it takes to fight to be together,” Jennifer revealed. “I think that’s also an interesting thing to do on television. A lot of times TV keeps characters apart that are in love. Physically, they kept us apart. But for most of season 5 we do spend the time admitting that we’re a couple. It’s not that they had a falling out with each other. I think that ultimately as the story continues, it’s going to be important to see Emma’s happy ending. Emma is sort of, she is the new fairytale, she’s Eddy and Adam’s creation, so I think ultimately we’re on a journey to figure out what her happy ending looks like.”

There’s nothing but love between Jen and her co-star Colin. She gushed about him on our podcast. “I think they just cast the best actor,” she said. “When he came on, the first day, we knew we had chemistry. We knew we got along, we knew he fit in with the cast, and he looks great with eyeliner.”

Jennifer has been on the show since the pilot, and she works long hours to film all the episodes in a season. Unfortunately, when she was working on OUAT, she started having migraines. She revealed that when they first started happening, it was “terrifying” for her. She’s now working with MoreToMigraine.com to help others who suffer from migraines.

“If I had known about a resource like that [MoreToMigraine.com], it would have helped me skip the concern and the panic and the fear of not really understanding what was happening because of course you hear about migraines and you identify the pain with the migraine, but you don’t necessarily know about the other symptoms.”

The website offers pivotal information for anyone looking to learn more about migraines. “MoreToMigraine.com is a website that is a portal for people to go and get information,” she told us. “You can find out about different symptoms, how migraines present themselves and a ton of research and information about it, so when you do go meet with your doctor you will be more aware of the things you should bring up, the questions you should ask. Then you can work with your doctor to find the best treatment plan for your particular migraines.”

HollywoodLifers, do you ship Hook and Emma? Let us know!


Naomi / April 25th, 2016

Go big, or go home.
From Saoirse to Lenny, us Irish have been cracking Hollywood for fun in recent years. But who will be next to achieve their dream and break onto the A-list?

Colin O’Donoghue
O’Donoghue cut his acting teeth on the likes of Fair City and The Clinic, but he’s a long way from Carrickstown now. The Drogheda native has been sailing onto higher plains as Captain Hook in the ABC show Once Upon a Time. His next step will be starring alongside Gabriel Byrne in Carrie Pilby.


Naomi / March 31st, 2016

We had the amazing opportunity to interview Ryan Lacen, writer and director of The Dust Storm. Thanks again for this!

1. The movie was shot in a very short amount of time, how difficult was it to do all of that?

It was definitely challenging! A lot of independent films with a limited budget have a shooting schedule of around 18 days, we had to create the same magic and capture the honesty of the film in 12 shooting days. We had an amazing crew led by DP Tim Sutherland that moved quickly to make this accomplishable as well as a stellar lead cast with Colin and Kristen. They were challenged with shooting over seven pages a day and showed up every day prepared to take on each and every scene. We
rarely had to do a second take due to one of the cast not knowing a line.

2. Colin is singing and playing the guitar in the movie. Where and when was the first time you heard his musical talents before casting him?

It was important to us in the casting process to not only find the right actors that could bring the characters to life but to also discover the perfect actor – that could sing and play a guitar. We were sold on Colin from the first time we heard him read a scene from the Dust Storm but we hadn’t heard
him sing before. So our amazing casting director Jessica Sherman sent us over some links of him playing the guitar and singing – and we knew – we had our Brennan! We ended up recording the songs for the film in a unique recording studio in Nashville, a spot that Elvis had once recorded songs at. Colin, whose
very raw and honest in his musical sense, could’ve approached the title track (written by music supervisor Kat Meoz) in various directions, but he let the music guide him and the emotion poured through the mic. This same song is heard both acoustically and accompanied by a band in the film.

3. The soundtracks sounds absolutely amazing! Most artists are from Nashville, how important was that aspect?

The soul of the movie is the connection between the two characters of Brennan and Nora, but the heartbeat of the film is its music. Finding the perfect sound and balance was a fun task of us being able to explore and see various local musicians and groups. The film wasn’t written to be in Nashville but once we chose the city as the location it became a strong character which made it important to us to be as authentic in our musical casting as possible. Many of the artists are actually in the film as well, such as Feedback Revival, Morgan Myles, Lost Dog, Kari and Billy, Grit and Startisan to name a few.

4. What do you like the most about Nashville?

Besides the amazing food we’d have to say the – people. Filmmaking is such a collaborative process and we couldn’t have accomplished this feat without the talented and giving local crew, cast, background artists and opening hands of the city that took us in. Normally, on a lot of films, when you shoot out of town you stay in a hotel – but we (our editor, 1st AD, Costume Designer, Producer, Music Supervisor and both Anthony and Myself) decided to rent a house in East Nashville. Being surrounded by a friendly community, it made us feel like home – and there is nothing betterthan getting to spend your whole day making a movie and having a wrap drink in one of the million incredible spots with live music.

5. What’s the funniest thing that happened on set? Any bloopers you can share?

We were filming in a small cramped motel room, so we had to have video village with our directors monitors in – the bathroom. So we crammed myself and the co-director Anthony as well as the script supervisor into the bathtub to watch the intimate scene on the monitor. After I called action I wait for Colin to enter the room with flowers – but on this particular take –the door swings open for this disheveled Dude (our Assistant Director Kyler) who walks in with the flowers – gives a smug look to Nora (Kristen) and a head nod, then says “Oooops Wrong Room”… Then he walks out! We all sat in the bathtub laughing, only to find out – Colin set up the whole moment.

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Sheila / February 26th, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Ryan Lacen began his film career in New Mexico while a student at New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico.

He was fortunate enough to work on “Swing Vote,” “The Spirit,” “Sunshine Cleaning” and “Year One” to name a few productions.

The native New Mexican always dreamed of bringing a film back to his home state – and he is.

Lacen wrote and directed “The Dust Storm,” which will screen at the Allen Theatres Cineport 10 at 9:30 p.m. March 4.

“The entire project was fun to work on,” he says. “I’m excited to get a hometown crowd to see the film. We’ve been promoting it for some time, and my goal was to bring it to New Mexico.”

“The Dust Storm” follows Brennan, played by Colin O’Donoghue, who is visiting Nashville, Tenn.

He is a broken musician working for a soul-sucking corporation.

Everything changes when he finds himself reunited with Nora, played by Kristen Gutoskie, the girl who crushed his heart a decade prior.

Now for one weekend, a romance will be reborn and tested all while encompassing the intoxicating world of the city’s music scene.

The film also stars Chris Carmack of ABC’s “Nashville” and Jim O’Heir of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” O’Donoghue stars in ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” and Gutoskie recently was cast in the CW’s “Containment.”

Production took place in Nashville for 12 days.

Lacen says, “It’s not country music – it’s all music – we tried to encompass every genre of their music scene,” he says. “(We) did most of our post-production in LA and returned to Las Cruces to finish editing last year.”

Lacen wrote and co-directed the film with Anthony Baldino. While he was writing, he wanted to explore how humans deal with the past.

“I wanted to see if people are still right for each other even after so much time has passed,” he says. “There’s a push and pull to this film.”

Lacen says shooting for just under two weeks was quick for a film – especially one of this size.

He credits the actors who went beyond their jobs.

“We really only had to do one take with Kristen and Colin,” he says. “They came in and smashed their takes. If it were different, we would have had to push production longer.”

Lacen filmed all of his short and student films in Albuquerque while he was in college.

He hopes to bring a production back to New Mexico one day.

“I think it’s every filmmaker’s dream to bring a production back to their hometown,” he says. “Being able to come back home and show the film will be amazing.”

Lacen says Ben La Marca served as editor of the film, and he also teaches at NMSU. Albuquerquean Ian Simon served as producer.

For more information on the film, visit theduststormfilm.com.


Sheila / February 17th, 2016

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Sheila / December 7th, 2015

Wouldn’t you think Once Upon A Time would have used this title before now? Regardless, “Swan Song” proved to be a fitting episode title, both in the mid-season finale sense, and the Emma Swan-centric sense. As Emma raced to save her family, things proved as trying and difficult as ever, but altogether it turned out to be an exciting hour of television.

This week, on the mid-season finale of Once Upon A Time: Hook’s plan comes to fruition, as the former Dark Ones will plan to take the places of our heroes on earth, and send Robin, Regina, Henry, Charming, Snow, and Rumplestiltskin to the underworld in their places. Emma races to destroy the darkness completely before she loses them. In flashbacks, Regina and Hook recall their first meeting, in which the former queen charged him with confronting and killing his father.

Just as I hoped, “Swan Song” built to an exciting climax. Emma and Hook’s conflict came to an exciting head, and lots of little things happened in-between. If I’m being honest, I thought last week’s hour was stronger, but in the “mid-season finale” age, you have to have some sort of resolution before you go on a three month hiatus. Still, this was a strong, emotional hour that had a lot of really good moments in it.

I don’t always care for the flashbacks, but Hook’s confrontation with his father was a strong one. Even though it happened in the past, I found myself wondering the entire time whether or not he’d actually go through with killing his father. We’ve spent the last few seasons seeing what a good guy he is deep down, but when you think about what hid that away, the smart money is on “he does it.” Luckily, I was right. I wasn’t cheering for him to do it, but it made for a strong, complex character twist, which doesn’t always translate well on this show. Everything with Hook’s character, though, has been pretty well developed. I’ve mentioned this before, but when they took him off the leathery one-liner filled bench and used him, both Hook and Colin O’Donoghue have risen to the occasion. The use of flashbacks in “Swan Song” was the perfect way to illustrate the character’s growth from the point we met him up until now.

There were lot of really strong, emotional moments in this episode. Every confrontation between Emma and Hook (particularly their “final” moment) packed an emotional wallop that Once hasn’t felt for several seasons. I’m not too surprised, because (lately, anyway) O’Donoghue and Jennifer Morrison have been doing a lot of the heavy lifting. Since the season called for it, those two in particular have risen to the occasion and did some of their (and the show’s) best work yet. All that to say, it’s not surprising that their scenes got me emotional. Powerful stuff.

If I have a quibble, it’s how they’re handling Rumplestiltskin. They couldn’t explore him as a hero for like, a day, before he turns back into a rat and goes crawling back to his dark magic? You shouldn’t misunderstand me here, because evil Rumple is one of the more fascinating characters on the show. His sense of loyalty and desire is always shifting, which makes for good TV. But, I think fleshing out his hero arc would’ve been the way to go, here. He’s been the Dark One, why can’t he be a good guy for a bit? And poor Belle!

While it could’ve been better (especially in terms of plot choices), I was extremely impressed by “Swan Song.” It solidified a creative rejuvenation of this show that I never thought possible. I have admitted several times before that I almost quit watching this show, but I am SO. GLAD. that I didn’t. If you’re among those who have given up, it might be time to go back.


Who Is Colin?

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Colin O’Donoghue is an Irish actor/musician. He was born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland on January 26th, 1981. He is best known for his role as Captain Hook in Once Upon a Time and his role as Michael Kovak in the Rite.

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Current Projects
Once Upon A Time
Colin as Hook/Killian Jones
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'Once Upon a Time' tells the story of a new world, one in which fairy tales and modern-day life collide.

What Still Remains
Colin as Peter
Status: Post-production
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After the loss of her family, a young woman struggles to survive in a world long-since destroyed by disease; but when a lonely traveler offers her a place in his community, she must decide if the promise of a better life is worth the risk of trusting him.
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Fairytales V in Paris – May 27-28, 2017
OUAT Denver in Denver – June 4, 2017
OUAT Chicago in Chicago – June 9-11, 2017

OUAT San Francisco in San Francisco – August 18-20, 2017
OUAT New Jersey in New Jersey – October 20-22, 2017
OUAT Burbank in Burbank – November 3-5, 2017

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