AceShowbiz - Another fabled character is coming to "Once Upon a Time". Emilie de Ravin has been cast as the Belle from "Beauty and the Beast" and the first look of her as the fantasy character has made its way out via TV Guide.
"Emilie projects a very natural strength and warmth, which are characteristics we wanted to explore with Belle," says Adam Horowitz who, along with Edward Kitsis, creates the drama series. Emilie has previously worked with Horowitz and Kitsis when she starred as Claire on "Lost".
Belle will appear in a February 12 episode of "Once Upon a Time". This take on "Beauty and the Beast" will be different from its original tale as Kitsis teases, "We have a fun spin on it." In the said outing, Belle will interact with the Beast, her father Maurice and her suitor Gaston. She is also said to have a connection to Rumplestiltskin.
"Once Upon a Time" will return with a new episode titled "The Shepherd" on Sunday, December 4 on ABC. The upcoming outing will reveal a backstory of Prince Charming while his Storybrooke version, David Nolan, is forced to choose between a woman who claims to be his estranged wife and another woman whom he's fallen deeply.
Sharing a big twist in the future, Raphael Sbarge who plays Archie Hopper aka Jiminy Cricket recently confirmed that another character will die before the show reaches episode 10. "I can tell you that it's true. Someone is going to die," he stated.
"The Shepherd" preview: