Hide your dalmatians, everybody, because it seems as though Cruella De Vil is coming to Once Upon a Time. The fairy tale series may be covered in all things Frozen right now, but the Elsa and Anna storyline will be wrapped up by the end of the first half of the season. That leaves the door wide open for another villain to come into the picture, and the puppy-killer from 101 Dalmatians appears to be next in line. And to think, the world was such a wholesome place.
Dracula alum Victoria Smurfit will be playing Cruella De Vil. According to TVLine, Smurfit tweeted she’s “super excited about playing Cruella for such an iconic show as @OnceABC.” That thought has since been deleted. Entertainment Weekly had revealed that Smurfit was cast as an “iconic villain,” but they didn’t list the character. Oops. ABC hasn’t confirmed that Smurfit is indeed Cruella, but unless Smurfit’s tweet was part of a ruse, all signs point to the vicious foe. I’m already imagining what her costumes will look like!
If they stick with the animated film portrayal of Cruella, we’ll be in for a treat. She’s over the top, and that sort of evil translates well to Once Upon a Time. Based on what I saw of Smurfit in Dracula, she’s more than capable of owning that sort of role.
And we do know a couple of things about the iconic villain that is likely Cruella: she will be teased in the winter finale, and she’ll be a recurring character. At least one dalmatian puppy will be around if a fan report is true. Man, the “Cruella De Vil” song is already stuck in my head.
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HT: TV Guide