It’s time for the residents of Once Upon a Time’s Storybrooke to meet its new Queen: Elsa of Arendelle. We recently found out who would be playing Anna and Kristoff in the upcoming season of Once, and we’ve just learned Georgina Haig will portray Elsa. The actress from Fringe will join Elizabeth Lail and Scott Michael Foster in the Frozen trio. As far as we know, Haig wasn’t in Elsa’s sparkly blue shoes when the character made her entrance at the end of last season, but she didn’t need to be since the character’s face was never seen.
In the animated film, Elsa is a misunderstood villain. She puts Arendelle and its citizens in grave danger, but none of her actions were intentional. She’s not malicious. But, how will she be portrayed in Once Upon a Time? TVLine says that Once’s Elsa has “long struggled to control her chilling powers,” and that she knows the danger she poses. She realizes it’s important to keep a grip.
Maybe she’ll accidentally cast another eternal winter, this time upon Storybrooke? I hope not since that’s too similar to the plot of Frozen, but I’m guessing her icy powers will somehow be problematic for the small town.
Anyway, I’m surprised and delighted that ABC and Disney dropped this news before Comic-Con. Maybe they’ll bring some of the Frozen cast members if they have a Once Upon a Time panel?
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