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Sheila / May 4th, 2017

Wedding bells are officially ringing in Storybrooke!

Once Upon a Time‘s highly anticipated musical episode is almost here, which means that we’re just a few days away from witnessing Emma Swan and Killian Jones say “I do” in a breathtaking wedding ceremony. (Trust us. It’s perfect.)

ET had the pleasure of visiting Once Upon a Time‘s set in Vancouver, Canada, last month during filming of the musical matrimony, and we sat down with stars Jennifer Morrison and Colin O’Donoghue for an intimate and in-depth interview that focused on each and every aspect of their on-screen wedding.

From their “honest” vows, to Emma’s “timeless” wedding gown, and their dream honeymoon — only ET has all the inside scoop straight from the stars of the series! Plus, we’ve got additional details from executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, as well as Once Upon a Time‘s head costume designer Eduardo Castro.

So, shall we get started? Or, as O’Donoghue cleverly put it: who’s ready for some “music and dance and some mighty fine romance” at Captain Swan’s wedding?

Just a warning that this is the biggest Once Upon a Time article we’ve ever written, so grab a comfy seat, put your cellphone on silent and get ready to go on an emotional roller coaster of feels. And, as always, please remember to breathe!

1. The Venue: The Once showrunners confessed that they had considered a number of “other places” for Emma and Killian to tie the knot — yes, even Granny’s! — but in the end, they settled on a brand new Storybrooke location for the ceremony. “Without wanting to spoil the episode, there’s a story reason for why it’s on the roof,” Horowitz revealed. “But there’s also something to us that was super romantic about having Storybrooke as the backdrop.”

Emma and Killian will tie the knot in front of a dream-worthy sunset and surrounded by their closest friends and family. “It’s the place where they’ve kind of come together,” Horowitz continued. “Where their love has grown and where both of them as characters have grown, so seeing the whole town kind of beneath and surrounding them felt like a really cool way to do it.”

“I thought it was perfect,” Morrison dished. “We just felt, like, what better way to make it feel extra special than to have [the wedding] also be the musical episode?”

2. The Suit: In case you missed it, we already dished a little on Killian’s dashing (and “really soft!”) suit, but did you know that black velvet wasn’t always the original plan? Once‘s head costume designer, Eduardo Castro, spilled an “interesting note” about Hook’s suit to ET during an email interview.

“Originally we had an ivory gabardine suit made and, somehow, it did not hit the mark,” Castro wrote. “At the very last moment, we threw out the ivory and went for a black velvet Burberry jacket that was far more in keeping with Hook’s demeanor.”

Kitsis furthered that he and Horowitz had a very specific vision in mind when it came to Hook’s look. “Adam and I both thought that Hook needed to have a tux that reflects his personality, so you can’t go from leather to just a basic tux,” he said. “We felt like he had to have a little edge to it, so the velvet felt like the Hook version of fancy.”

When asked if he feels “suave” in his wedding attire, O’Donoghue was bashful with his response. “I guess so,” he chuckled. “I hope it looks OK.”

“You look amazing!” Morrison chimed in while brushing a piece of lint off of O’Donoghue’s sleeve. “He’s been getting a little jealous about all of the attention the dress has been getting, so I’m trying to butter him up a little bit about his velvet jacket.”

3. The Dress: Morrison, who could not stop beaming during our interview, praised her “absolutely incredible” relationship with Castro and that from “day one” he has included her in each and every fashion choice for Emma. So, naturally, the blonde beauty was an integral part in creating Emma’s wedding “vision,” and even O’Donoghue had something to add!

“We had talked about it and Colin did say, ‘It should be something very vintage,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, I agree!’ Something Eddy and Adam and I had always talked about was that everything she wears should feel a little bit timeless,” Morrison explained. “So we definitely wanted to stay in the classic range with her for the wedding gown, and we felt like what better than a real fairy tale like Grace Kelly’s? She was definitely the inspiration for this.”

Castro echoed Morrison’s sentiments, writing, “Jennifer and I looked at several designs, and she immediately responded to Grace Kelly’s wedding dress — originally designed by Helen Rose in 1956 nearly 60 years ago! The Grace Kelly gown addressed all the concerns that Jennifer Morrison had, so we decided to replicate it.”

“Originally, the wedding was to be shot outside, therefore considerations of warmth needed to be addressed,” Castro added. There was a “time crunch” to complete the intricate Alecon Lace and ivory peau de soie gown and matching silk tulle veil and both were constructed in the Once Upon a Time workrooms over the course of two weeks. “We barely had time to fit the gown once, but it all worked out,” he said.

As for Emma’s gorgeous headpiece? Castro said that his colleague, Isabel Bloor, only had “a few days” to construct it, but it immediately became Morrison’s favorite part of the ensemble. “I want to keep this headpiece thing!” the actress declared. “I think it’s so spectacular.”

4. The Rings: As we were interviewing the on-screen couple, we could not help noticing the massive sparkler on Morrison’s finger, which was freshly accompanied by a unique, slightly mismatched wedding band.

“Oh yeah, that’s the ring! He’s got good taste, this one,” Morrison said while gesturing to O’Donoghue when we audibly “Ooh-ed!” mid-sentence. “You actually picked them, didn’t you?”

“Mmmhmm,” O’Donoghue confirmed. “I picked the engagement ring and then they showed me this [wedding band] and I was like, ‘Yeah, that’ll do.'” To which Morrison added, “They’re very inclusive with us around here. It’s really nice.”

Kitsis and Horowitz explained that they have always encouraged the actors to “take ownership of their characters,” and allowing them to select things like the right gowns or props is a natural extension of that. “I think our props department is awesome and I’m sure that they had some great rings,” Horowitz said. “Nobody knows the character of Hook better than Colin, so of course he’d be the one to figure out what it should be.”

5. The Vows: We’re not going to get into the specifics of the vows because we want you all to experience the same, tear-filled awe that we witnessed on set. “The goal with the vows was to have the characters speak sincerely from the heart to each other, and we hope that comes across,” Horowitz said.

For the actors, both Morrison and O’Donoghue admitted that Emma and Killian’s nuptials are the perfect blend of simplicity and heart.

“I can’t speak for Colin, but when I read this script, I loved the whole script,” Morrison said. “I felt like just in every single page of it, I was smiling and happy. And not just as someone on the show, but as someone who is a fan — I just loved it. I was just so happy, and part of what I liked so much about the vows was how simple and honest and direct they are.”

“They weren’t over the top and they’re not convoluted in any way,” she continued. “I think Hook and Emma are two people who are very direct and they know each other so well at this point. And the fact that the writers made sure that they knew exactly what they needed and wanted to hear in that moment was very, very cool to me.”

“Yeah, I felt the same way,” O’Donoghue agreed with his co-star. “I was glad that it wasn’t reams and reams of lovey-dovey stuff just for the sake of it. It was, as you said, very direct, to the point. I liked the fact that Hook doesn’t shy away from the fact that he wasn’t great at the start and he just wanted revenge. He just cuts to the chase and says Emma is the reason that he believed that he could love again. She sort of showed him what it was to be in love, so that’s what I liked about it.”

6. The Reception: We already told you a little bit about the “inspiration” behind Emma and Killian’s reception song, “A Happy Beginning,” but did you know that this particular musical moment in the episode is going to send you into a complete and total frenzy? It definitely made Morrison extremely giddy…

“It’s been so fun! I mean, I feel like I just keep repeating myself. It’s just so fun, it’s just so fun! You’re going to have a whole article of Jennifer said, ‘It’s just so fun!’ over and over again,” she exclaimed. “We got to go to the recording studio, we got to work with a great voice coach and, for Emma, the music came from a very organic place. It wasn’t a fantasy sequence or Fairy-Tale Land where it would make sense, but it’s just been fun!”

O’Donoghue added that it was great to be able to work with the composers of the musical episode, Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. “I had never sang in a way where you had to be so expressive and tell the story on top of trying to get the melody out,” he explained. “What’s great is that the songs all feel like they’ve been around for forever as part of this sort of Disney world. They really incorporated these brand new songs so well into the story of Once Upon a Time and I think that it’s fantastic.”

As for Captain Swan’s first dance as husband and wife? Prepare to be blown away by their smooth moves. “Yes, we get to dance!” Morrison said. “I mean, I wish I got to dance more. I grew up dancing, so I was wishing that there was more dancing to it.”

“I didn’t grow up dancing. I guess I’m just a natural,” O’Donoghue said with a laugh.

“He is a natural,” Morrison confirmed, “but we also have to deal with the fact that he only has one hand!” O’Donoghue added that learning the choreography has been a bit of a “complicated” process when it comes to the “lifts and stuff,” but the two actors are used to the one-handed challenges.

“You have to move the dance balance around differently and, obviously, we don’t want to, like, have any injuries with the hook. We’ve gotten really good at working around that hook though,” Morrison explained with a giggle. “Wait — That sounded wrong. I didn’t mean it the way that sounded!”

“You just said that in an interview,” O’Donoghue taunted.

“I didn’t mean to!” Morrison protested through a fit of laughs. “Aw, man!”

(Writer’s Note: When we offered to strike that part of the interview from the record, O’Donoghue was quick to playfully back up his co-star’s words. “No, no, no! You can keep it in.”)

7. The Honeymoon: Once again, we’re not going to spoil the episode’s events for you, but when the musical hour ends, and we prepare for “The Final Battle” ahead, it’s clear that newlywed bliss may not immediately be in the cards for our couple.

So what do the actors think Emma and Killian’s “dream honeymoon” would be? “Five minutes alone probably,” O’Donoghue chuckled.

“Yeah, exactly!” Morrison smiled. “Just somewhere with a door locked. I think just a couple bottles of wine and some french fries and a bath, maybe?”

“Oh really, what else?” O’Donoghue pressed.

“I don’t know!” she answered playfully. “I just feel like it should be really relaxing because their lives are very stressful because they’re always trying to save people and I feel like a romantic bath might be nice.”

“Well, there you go!” O’Donoghue said as he and Morrison burst into laughter.

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Naomi / May 2nd, 2017

For Once Upon a Time‘s Emma Swan and Killian “Captain Hook” Jones, their imminent, musical wedding day (airing Sunday at 8/7c) brings with it few jitters — *save for one looming threat from the Black Fairy.

The ABC series’ co-creators, meanwhile, did not take lightly the task of bringing to the screen such an anticipated affair. “It’s intimidating to throw a fairy tale wedding, especially for Hook and Emma,” affirms Adam Horowitz. Part of the difficulty, he quips, is “knowing which pirates to invite and which not to!” Eddy Kitsis meanwhile says it was also critical to find “a nice chuppah.”

Turning serious about doing right by the show’s heroine, Kitsis says, “For us, the most important thing is that [the wedding] was intimate and that you really understood that this was a real milestone in Emma’s growth. She started the show by denying she had a child, and we see her walls up. So for her, in marrying Hook, she was also embracing everything. She was really moving forward with her life, and that is what we wanted.”

That, and “hopefully to make some people cry.”

And cry with joy, some fans might. During TVLine’s visit to the set for the filming of the episode — and amid discussing the episode’s purely musical aspects (detailed here) — Jennifer Morrison and her leading man, Colin O’Donoghue, also shared insight into the bride and groom’s mindset, as their big day unfolds.

TVLINE | Jen, remind me, have you worn a wedding dress before for any role?
JENNIFER MORRISON | Yeah. I’ve worn a lot of wedding dresses.

TVLINE | How have those past weddings gone?
MORRISON | Fine, I guess. [Laughs] But this is the first time I’ve actually said vows.

TVLINE | As joyous as the day is, is there a tiny, dark cloud looming out there somewhere?
MORRISON | Well, we think that we’ve handled the Black Fairy (played by Jaime Murray), and then we end up realizing that we haven’t, and that the threat is still looming. So we were hoping to go into the wedding not worrying about her showing up, not worrying about her interrupting it, not worrying about her ruining anything, but it turns out that there’s a possibility that she could be a problem.

TVLINE | In the group dance number I just saw being filmed, are your characters just letting themselves be free at that moment, pushing any worries aside?
COLIN O’DONOGHUE | At this point in time, they’ve just decided whatever’s going to happen is going to happen. We need to make the most of time that we have together now because it’s Storybrooke and you never know what’s going to happen.
MORRISON | And we know that we want to be together. We know there are no doubts about that. We just want to move ahead with it and enjoy the moment.
O’DONOGHUE | There’s a little glimmer of hope in the middle of a pretty desperate situation.

TVLINE | Watching the group dance number, I felt like this is the happiest Emma has let herself be. In the past it’s always, “I’m happyish, but….”
MORRISON | A lot of the song that we shot yesterday (Morrison’s solo, titled “Emma’s Theme”) is about Emma getting to that place in her life, which I think kind of marks the final transformation from ugly duckling to swan. She overcomes the last of her fears and baggage, and realizes that this song has been within her, her whole life, and it holds a power that she didn’t realize.
O’DONOGHUE | In [the group number] or the previous scene that we filmed, it’s all happiness. There’s no negative aspect. They know that what’s going to happen is going to happen, and they don’t care. They’re just expressing how much they love each other, and…
MORRISON | And that’s it.
O’DONOGHUE | That’s it.

But again, the possibility that the Black Fairy is still in play and gunning for “The Final Battle” (as in the title of next week’s two-part finale) cast a slight pall over the proceedings, as the time to be pronounced husband and wife nears. “Weddings on the TV series Once Upon a Time traditionally are frought with unexpected circumstances. And this is no different,” Horowitz reminds. Or as Jared Gilmore, whose face fills the hour’s very final frame, puts it: “That’s Once Upon a Time for you, always that looming threat. Evil stuff going on!”

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Naomi / April 30th, 2017

Small sneak peek of Colin on the cover of NKD Magazine.
The interview and shoot will be online at midnight EST.

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Naomi / April 30th, 2017

Whistle while you work….
When you wish upon a star….
Let it go-o-o-o-o-….
Many a Disney fairy tale has been punctuated by memorable tunes, but ABC’s Once Upon a Time has never added music to its mix. That is, not until next Sunday, May 7, when Season 6’s antepenultimate hour, “The Song in Your Heart,” is cued up.

FROM JAZZED TO… JAZZ HANDS? | Since Day 1, nary a Once fan event has gone by where the cast and or creators have not been asked about the possibility of a musical episode. “Whenever they ask us at conventions, I’m always like, ‘Yeah. Let’s do it!’ — and I rile the crowd up even more because I think it’s a f–king brilliant idea,” Rebecca Mader, who plays Zelena, told TVLine during filming of the landmark hour. “So when I found out they were actually doing it I was like, ‘Oh my God.’ I knew that the fans were going to go nuts.”

Yet though the idea has oft been bandied about, having it become reality triggered a variety of reactions from the cast who would be asked to croon on camera.
“I said that in theory I was keen,” Ginnifer Goodwin shares, “but the truth is when it became a reality I grew terrified, and asked if I could be a doo-wop girl in the background. Jazz hands and all!” Lana Parrilla meanwhile said that on a scale of 1 to 10, her anxiety level started out at “maybe a 7 — mostly because I haven’t done a musical since I was 19 years old. I love singing in the shower and in the car, and with Rebecca — we’re always singing together [on set] — but I didn’t know what kind of number I would have. I didn’t know who was singing, if it was Regina or the Queen, and that really made a big difference.” (More on that in a bit.)

On the far calmer end of the spectrum were Jennifer Morrison and Colin O’Donoghue — which is, well, good, seeing as Emma and Hook’s wedding is a focal point of the musical hour! “Colin and I were predisposed,” Morrison says, “because we both came from musical backgrounds, so to us it just sounded like it would be really fun. We’re happy that it finally worked out.”
TV son Jared Gilmore meanwhile knew precisely the extent of the vocal skills he himself would bring to the table. “I have one singing line in the episode,” he reports. “At first I was kind of like, ‘OK. I don’t have a number,’ but then I was like, ‘Oh wait. It’s probably for the best, because I can’t exactly sing.’ I’d probably just embarrass myself. And my family!”
“I, for one, never thought we would do a musical episode,” Josh Dallas shares. “I know there was talk about it, and people would ask, but I just never thought we would ever do one.” But at the end of the day, he says, “Once Upon a Time absolutely lends itself to a musical format.”

MAKING BEAUTIFUL MUSIC TOGETHER | Although at least one cast member assumed that if this day came, Once Upon a Time would recycle famous Disney tunes, that was never the plan. Instead, series creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis last summer sat down with songwriters (and Once fans) Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner to hash out the grand plan, which would lead to seven original tunes being penned. “After we let the cast know [about the musical episode],” says Horowitz, “they got together with the composers, to tailor all the songs to each actor and their character specifically.”

As a result, “They ended up presenting us with these gorgeous, original and really catchy pieces,” Goodwin raves. “I really can’t see them not being hits.” Morrison, who has a solo, concurs, saying, “They wrote the songs for our voices, because they knew our ranges and where we were comfortable.” As O’Donoghue puts it, “Just as the show takes these characters that everybody knows and makes them fresh and new, in a sense that’s what’s happened [with the music].”
Now, for the million-dollar question asked of every TV series that braves a musical episode: Why is everyone suddenly singing?

Simply said: We learn in flashbacks that Snow White, when pregnant with Emma, inadvertently cast a spell that makes highly emotional people only able to express themselves through song. That allows for musical numbers both in the Enchanted Forest of yesteryear as well in present-day Storybrooke, when the spell resurfaces.

NAME THAT TUNE | As for what you will hear once May 7 rolls around, there are seven songs in total. In addition to Emma’s solo (about “a song that has been living in her heart all along”), viewers can expect a highly entertaining “sing-off” between the Charmings and the Evil Queen (“Our weapons are our song,” Dallas previews), as well as what Mader describes as “a full-on Broadway number” for Zelena the Wicked Witch. “It’s almost like Once Upon a Time‘s reimagined version of [Wicked‘s] ‘Defying Gravity.’”
During TVLine’s set visit, the choreographers revealed that a number set aboard the Jolly Roger features some very fun and fancy footwork, while the Evil Queen has a high-energy, slide-on-her-knees performance of a tune whose message is “down with love, down with hope,” Parrilla explains. “The Queen has moves,” she adds with a wink. “She’s a rock star!”

The song list also includes a duet that swells into a group performance, affording all of the characters on hand a chance for a whirl, a twirl or, in Gilmore’s case, a brief warble (his aforementioned “one line” elicited the sweetest of reactions from the crew, take after take after take after take). The rousing, climactic number “is so perfect for the show,” O’Donoghue observes.
(As for Rumple and Belle, due to spoilery happenings in the April 30 episode, titled “The Black Fairy,” they are “laying low” during the musical episode, says Kitsis, though Rumple will be seen.)
‘IT FELT LIKE THE PILOT AGAIN’ | The cast’s abundant enthusiasm did not go unnoticed when the show bosses arrived on set during production of the musical hour.

“It was really re-energizing,” Kitsis says of the endeavor’s infectious effect on both cast and crew — no small feat this late into the season, and even more impressive this deep into the show’s run. “It was Episode 130 and you really felt like it was the pilot again,” Kitsis says. “Everyone was nervous and giddy and excited….

“It was one of those things we were terrified of as showrunners, but once we saw how excited everyone was to do it, it made us really glad that we attempted to pull it off.”
Will the Once audience in turn respond with a standing O? “They’re going to love it,” Parrilla predicts. “To see these characters that they’ve been watching over the years sing is refreshing. It’s a totally different form of expression. And it makes sense, which I think is critical — that it really works with our storytelling.”

COMING SOON: Jennifer Morrison and Colin O’Donoghue open up about Emma and Hook’s big day: “It’s all happiness” — except for one looming threat.

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Naomi / April 24th, 2017

We know that many Once Upon a Time fans are currently counting down the seconds until Hook and Emma tie the knot in the upcoming musical extravaganza. (FYI, it’s only 1,209,600 seconds away.) So we’ve got something that is going to curb your Captain Swan cravings!

ET has your first look photo of Hook looking oh-so dashing in his wedding tux, plus exclusive details from set about how this velvet suit was selected, and why fans are going to be “very happy” with Emma and Killian’s journey down the aisle.

“I think I can probably credit [Once Upon a Time showrunner] Eddy [Kitsis] for this look,” star Colin O’Donoghue dished of his suit to ET during a joint interview with Jennifer Morrison on Once’s Vancouver set last month. “We were going to go in a different direction and Eddy was like, ‘It has to be black velvet!’ So that’s it — it’s black velvet.”

“It’s really soft though,” the 36-year-old actor added with a laugh.

Kitsis further explained to ET that he and co-executive producer Adam Horowitz had a very specific vision in mind when it came to Hook’s look.

“Adam and I both thought that Hook needed to have a tux that reflects his personality, so you can’t go from leather to just a basic tux,” he revealed. “We felt like he had to have a little edge to it so the velvet felt like the Hook-version of fancy.”

When asked if he feels “suave” in his wedding attire, O’Donoghue was bashful with his response. “I guess so,” he chuckled. “I hope it looks OK.”

“You look amazing!” co-star Jennifer Morrison chimed in while looking dazzling herself in her intricately laced wedding gown. “He’s been getting a little jealous about all of the attention the dress has been getting, so I’m trying to butter him up a little bit about his velvet jacket.”

While Morrison hopes that “brains explode” when Captain Swan fans finally witness Emma and Killian’s vows to one another, O’Donoghue was a bit more sentimental with his predictions.

“I think that they’ll be very happy,” he said. “Because even to get to this point in this season, they’ve had such ups and downs. So to get to this place, within the realm of what’s about to happen to them and all that kind of stuff, is pretty impressive.”

O’Donoghue continued, “They’ve just decided that, ‘You know what? We love each other, we want to be together and now is the time to do it.'”

Once again, Oncers, this article only contains a teeny, tiny bit of all the interviews that ET gathered while on set of Once Upon a Time’s musical wedding extravaganza! So make sure you keep it locked to ETonline and follow @LeanneAguilera on Twitter for even more magical scoop in the weeks to come!

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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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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