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Naomi / March 24th, 2017



Naomi / March 12th, 2017

“Josh doesn’t do well with no sleep,” Once Upon a Time‘s Ginnifer Goodwin says of her on- and off-screen husband, with whom she has two young sons. “And neither does David,” Josh Dallas adds. And thus sets the stage for this Sunday’s episode(ABC, 8/7c), in which Charming aims to settle some unfinished business while his misses continues her unbreakable slumber.

As revealed earlier this season, the death of David’s father, long-ago back in The Enchanted Forest, may have been no accident. So while Snow White remains zonked by a sleeping curse, Charming will set out to uncover the truth.

“He’s got so many things that he wants to fix before she wakes up, so he stays up a little longer than he should,” Dallas shared with TVLine during our visit to the Onceset this week. “That erratic, up-all-night, haven’t-slept-for-days kind of takes over David, and he becomes single-minded in not only trying to save Emma [from Gideon], but trying to figure out the truth of his past. He’s visited by the ghost of his father (played by Van Helsing‘s David Cubitt), and his past is not what he thought it was.”

Charming, though, will need a helping hand (singular) in his mission, so he turns to a certain resourceful buccaneer. “He forces Hook a bit into helping him,” Dallas says, “and thank god he does, because Hook ends up saving him in many ways, and forcing him to see clearly.”

Hook, in turn, sees an opportunity to prove himself more than a pirate to David, whom he just might be thinking of calling “father-in-law” at some point.

“Hook knows that he wants to be with Emma,” Colin O’Donoghue explains, “so he kind of wants to get David’s permission to propose to her.”

But as seen in promos, things between the gents get tense, possibly derailing Hook’s bid to repair his reputation. “Yes, something will bite him in the butt…,” O’Donoghue hints.

In the end, though, what Charming comes to discover will have significant ramifications. “It changes the course of his life from here onward,” Dallas teases, “because he thought it was one way and it was actually another.”

Surveying the two-hander (as it were) as a whole, O’Donoghue says, “It’s always great to have two-person scenes on the show, and it was great to have those scenes with Josh, and really get to explore that relationship of Hook and Charming.

“I’m hundreds of years older than him, but I want him to be my father-in-law,” the Irishman notes with a laugh. “And we’re friends, we’re not friends…. It’s complicated, so it’s really good!”

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Naomi / March 6th, 2017

Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Once Upon a Time‘s midseason premiere. Read at your own risk!

The years have been unkind to Wish Realm Captain Hook!

During Once Upon a Time‘s midseason premiere, Emma (Jennifer Morrison) enlisted the help of Pinocchio (Eion Bailey) to build a new wardrobe, thus providing a portal back to Storybrooke. However, with a bounty available upon Emma’s safe return to the Wish Realm castle, a familiar face was all too quick in attempting to “rescue” Emma so he could claim the reward. Her supposed hero? Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue).

However, this wasn’t the Hook that Emma (or OUAT fans) remember. Like most others in the Wish Realm, Hook actually aged, though he definitely did not keep his figure — the pirate’s penchant for rum didn’t serve him well.

“It was one of my favorite incarnations of the character,” O’Donoghue tells EW. “It was great because the guys were like, ‘Look, you’re going to be old, fat, and just a crazy version of yourself,’ and I was like, ‘Okay!’”

It took roughly two and a half hours in the makeup chair to put together this new version of Hook. “I hoped it would take longer to make me look like that,” jokes O’Donoghue, who explains that the look was created with just makeup, not prosthetics.

“It wasn’t until I got the makeup on and the hair and the costume that I figured out who he was going to be,” O’Donoghue says. “I really wanted him to sound like Hook, but different, older. It was just funny. He was a big bumbling idiot. I wanted him to be a complete contrast to who Hook is at the minute, but also he, in his mind, believes that he is God’s gift to women and that he has this fantastic debonair air about him when in actual fact, he’s just a mess.”

Seeing the creation come to life was a treat for Morrison. “It was so fun,” the actress says. “He had such a good time doing it. We’ve been calling it Old Hook. It’s a really fun exchange where we come across him and, obviously, Emma is trying to stay serious, but it’s pretty funny because she knows that the repercussions of this aren’t real, as long as we get out of this realm. But maybe we should lay off on the alcohol a little bit.”

Once Upon a Time airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Read our postmortem with Morrison and executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis on Emma surviving the prophecy here, and read our postmortem with Kitsis and Lana Parrilla about Robin’s return to Storybrooke here.

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Naomi / March 3rd, 2017





Naomi / October 28th, 2016

This Sunday at 8/7, ABC’s Once Upon a Time is heading 20,000 leag—, er, many fathoms under the sea, as Hook crosses paths with another famous seafarer — while in present-day Storybrooke, the pirate grapples with his decision to deceive Emma, by holding onto the magical shears with which she might ultimately excise her Savior status.

“He loves Emma and is obviously very concerned for her. That’s his whole reason for keeping them,” Colin O’Donoghue explains to TVLine. “He sees this as a way that he can protect her and save her from dying,” should she choose to abandon her role as a seemingly damned Savior.

“Hook knows that deep down, he’s sort of betraying her,” the actor continues, “but he’s doing it in his mind for all the right reasons — much in the same way that she kept him alive when he said he wanted to die, in Camelot, rather than become the Dark One.”

As Hook conceals his guilt, he will flash back to his first boarding of the Nautilus, the submarine helmed by Captain Nemo (played by American Crime‘s Faran Tahir), as revealed in the exclusive sneak peek below:

“Nemo wants to try to enlist his help for something. And Hook being ol’ Hook, it’s very difficult to get him to go anywhere without forcing him to do it!” his portrayer observes with a laugh. “That’s why he is brought there at harpoon-point.”

Once properly introduced, the two captains arrive at “a weird sort of mutual respect,” O’Donoghue previews. “Hook, who at that point [in his life] is quite a selfish person, sees that Nemo has a way about him that he respects. So he ultimately wants to ‘honor his wishes’ in a sense.”

As for these flashbacks’ overall purpose, “There is somebody on Nemo’s crew that Hook has a history with,” O’Donoghue teases, “and that speaks to the bigger picture of why the Nautilus and Nemo are on the show.”

Meanwhile in Storybrooke, Hook’s complusion to keep a secret from Emma could not have come at a less opportune time, given the to-Hell-and-back strides they have made in their relationship, most recently culminating in the decision to live together. “It’s something that will weigh on him quite heavily, but he’s doing it so that he has a ‘get-out clause’ for her if worse comes to worst.”

Whether or not this deception marks a longterm setback for Hook and Emma, O’Donoghue has been quite pleased with Killian’s growth since first crossing paths with the Storybrooke heroes, especially as he does what he can to right his (many) past wrongs. Case in point: the olive branch he recently extended to Belle, who on more than one past occasion was assaulted by the pirate.

“For this version of Hook — for the Hook who wants to try to be a hero, who wants to try to do his best for Emma, who wants to be integrated into society — [the détente with Belle] was very, very important,” says O’Donoghue. “The way they’d written the scene was very good, and I always have fun with Emilie [de Ravin].”

Alas, such developments are cold comfort to the “Captain Swan” fans who for so long have hoped for a truly happy ending, and now must sit and wait to see if Hook’s lie sinks their ‘ship. To that fretting following, O’Donoghue can only offer this: “If you watch on Sunday, you’ll see how things come to a head… and perhaps get resolved.”

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Naomi / October 28th, 2016

Yes, Colin O’Donoghue Has Seen All of Your Fan Art
An interview with the ‘Once Upon A Time’ fan favorite

Throughout six seasons of Once Upon A Time, dozens of characters from the pantheon of Disney and fantasy stories have been introduced. But Killian Jones, AKA Captain Hook, has retained his status as perennial fan favorite.

It’s not hard to see why: Hook has the smoky eyes of a 00’s punk rocker and the quintessential attitude of a bad boy with a heart of gold. He does the wrong things, sure, but he only does them because he loves so much. Hook is also half of the “Captain Swan,” the ship name of the relationship between Hook and Emma Swan, a love story so romantic it launched a thousand pieces of Tumblr fan art.

Now in his fifth season on the show, I talked to Once Upon A Time’s Colin O’Donoghue about what it’s been like to play the pirate that everyone loves to love.

When did you realize you were a fan favorite?

O’DONOGHUE: I mean I knew from the first episode—I was surprised the way people reacted to the character because Captain Hook is essentially a villain, and he was when he came in originally. So it was a strange thing people kind of liked him. But I guess the whole point of the character and the way I wanted to play him was that he would be somebody that, while he was a villain, people would like and want to hang about with. He’s kind of like the friend who gets in all of the trouble, but you sort of go, “Oh, that’s okay, that’s what he’s like.” The only difference is this friend would have killed people back in the day.

I wanted him to be different from any previous incarnation of Hook, because when you take on such an iconic character—it’s difficult because obviously Dustin Hoffman and Jason Isaacs played him in such an incredible way. I wanted to play him a little different, a little bit of a bad boy character, but a little bit more refined, if that makes sense.

Did you watch other versions of Captain Hook to prepare?

I had seen all of those movies. I had seen Hook growing up—it was one of my favorite films—and I had seen the version of “Peter Pan” that Jason Issacs was in, and I had seen the older versions, obviously the Disney version. So I researched it a little bit but I didn’t want to, specifically for this character, put other things in my mind. Sometimes you sort of read a role and get a very clear idea of how you would play it and I didn’t want to influence that in any way.

This is my fifth season on my show, and I guess Pirates of the Caribbean was also very relevant at the time, and I also really wanted to steer clear of the Jack Sparrow element of what people expect pirates to be like now and put my own stamp on it.

So what makes your version of Hook different?

I think he’s sort of a pirate with a conscience. Certainly now, he is, but he’s always have a moral code that he, in his pursuit of vengeance, was willing to bend. He always knew what he was doing was wrong, but he always thought he was doing it for, in his reason, the right reasons, to get revenge on the death of the one that he loved.

Have you Googled any of the fan art for your character?

I don’t have to Google! A lot of people send it to me on Twitter. I mean, I’m amazed at the amount of talent, and the fact that people spend the time to draw a picture of a character I’m playing. Some of it is really incredible. I wasn’t prepared. for any of that stuff when I came on the show.

Aside from Emma and Hook obviously, who do you ship on your show?

I’d like to see Granny with someone! Maybe Granny and Pinnochio’s dad [Gepetto.] I don’t know what you’d call them. “Gepanny”? Their shipping name, that’s what I’d call them. That’s my ship.

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Naomi / October 4th, 2016


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Hooked into new Film

Colin O’Donoghue faces the end of the world.
By Ian Watters.

Local actor Colin O’Donoghue is the lead in an upcoming film called ‘What Still Remains’ that is set in a post-apocalyptic world that has been destroyed by a deadly disease, leaving those left to fend for themselves. Colin (35) is the star of the hit show ‘Once Upon a Time’ in which he plays Captain Hook and has shared the screen with Anthony Hopkins in the horror ‘The Rite’ in 2011.

The new film is described as a dramatic thriller, with images shared online showing a bleak setting that brings comparison to TV series ‘The Walking Dead.’ Images were also uploaded on social media in May this year showing Colin at a shooting range, reportedly to prepare for the new role. The director is Josh Mendoza and details are sparse as it is in post-production.

In it, after the loss of her family, a young woman struggles to survive in a world longsince destroyed by diseases, but when a lonely traveller offers her a place in his community, she must decide if the promise of a better life in worth the risk of trusting him. Colin’s costar is the American actress Lulu Antariska (21) who is best known for her role as Stevie Baskara on the Nickelodeon sitcom How to Rock. Colin is known for playing Hook in ABC series ‘Once Upon a Time’ that is set in a modern world populated with characters from fairy tales. He recently joined in the celebrations of the 100th episode of the show.

He has said how he enjoys playing the bad guy in it and on IMDb is quoted, ‘I was always kind of serious. It’s nice to be able to play a complete bad boy who’s the polar opposite to who I am. Part of what I like about thebest villains in TV and film is that you feel sorry for them, and that makes you even feel worse for feeling guilty about wanting them to succeed in some way.

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Naomi / October 2nd, 2016

Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) has his work cut out for him in this week’s episode of ABC’s Once Upon A Time. First up, he knows his beloved Emma (Jennifer Morrison) is keeping something from him. And now Belle (Emilie de Ravin) seeks the pirate’s help disappearing so Gold (Robert Carlyle) can never find her and their unborn child. All this as the Untold Stories chapter unfolds, the evil Hyde (Sam Witwer) controls Storybrooke and the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) returns. O’Donoghue gave us a tease of this week’s episode.

It sounds like Hook and Belle are hanging out a bit in this episode. What’s going on?
Yeah, Belle and Hook have had a complicated relationship in the past. He has tried to kill her [Laughs] but we saw last season they worked together in the library to find ways to counteract whatever was happening at the time. They’ve buried the hatchet and Belle needs some help now. She doesn’t want to have Gold in her life or her child’s life so she wants to be hidden and there’s no one better than a pirate to hide some treasure.

Given Hook’s rocky history with Gold, he must also enjoy the chance to hurt him.
He’s not upset to get one up on Gold. But that’s not his main reason for helping Belle. He’s trying to make amends for what he’s done to her in the past. He genuinely wants to help her.

Emma is keeping her visions and her trembling hand from Hook, but he knows something’s going on with her, right?
He knows something’s not right. They’re very well connected with each other and I think they can sense when something is off. He wants to get to the bottom of that.

If she’s not going to tell him what’s going on, is he going to try other ways to find out?
Hook will do whatever he can to find out what’s happening with Emma. He’ll try to figure anything he can do to help her,

This season’s theme is untold stories. Does Hook have an untold story of his own that he doesn’t want to see revisited?
He’ll definitely be a part of it. He’s knows some of the people from the Land of Untold Stories and he’ll have a relationship with some of them and maybe some of that might affect his current relationships with the people of Storybrooke.

We’ve seen Hook on the straight and narrow since he’s been with Emma, but how will the return of the Evil Queen back affect his good behavior?
The Evil Queen is definitely the big threat to everyone in Storybrooke this season. She’s going to do whatever she can to get her own way and that will definitely include Hook, but he’s a pretty wily character so he’ll be OK.

When you first heard about this arc of the Untold Stories, what did you think?
I think it’s great. It’s a great opportunity to dive into so many other characters and have such a wealth of different characters that we can use on the show. I thought Jekyll and Hyde were great additions and now we can go anywhere and go into any book and any story and take characters from there. It’s great!

Any flashbacks coming up for Hook?
We will see some flashbacks in a few episodes and we’ll see Hook’s past and how it will affect his current situation in Storybrooke.

You’ve been playing Hook for awhile now but I’m guessing those flashback episodes still fill in information you may not have known, right?
Yes! That’s the great thing about the show is we constantly get surprised and go, “Oh! I never knew that! OK, let’s see what happens with this!” You get to do something different in every episode so it’s really great.

What did you do on your break between seasons?
I shot a movie called What Still Remains and it will come out next year.

Do you like to always get a new role to play on your hiatus or do you prefer to just take a break from working?
Sometimes it’s nice to do something and play a different character or use my chops a little more. You get used to playing a one-handed pirate and I absolutely love Hook so I am very lucky to get to play that character for so much time.

Once Upon A Time airs Sundays, 8/7c, 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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