ONCE UPON A TIME "I'm An Amalgamation Of Two Characters"

The first season finale of Once Upon A Time that aired on Channel 5 in the UK last night threw us one hell of a curveball when the curse on Storybrooke was unexpectedly lifted, plunging all those fairytale characters from far, far away into our world. That means a very different show in season two...

"I'm shocked, because I thought the crux of the entire series was going to be that we needed to break this curse," says Ginnifer Goodwin, who plays Snow White/Mary Margaret. "But I think we went so far during the first season that we kind of had no choice but to break the curse. Our creators think so far outside of the box and so much moved forward at such a pace that this is exactly what should have happened, so I'm satisfied as an audience member. And as an actress I'm very excited because whereas I thought I was always going to be playing two separate characters, I will now not only be playing those characters in flashback, but I will now be an amalgamation of those characters in the present."

Once Upon A Time's second season comes to US screens on ABC on Sunday 30 September. Season one has just finished airing in the UK on Channel 5. Read more about the show in the new issue of SFX , on sale now. Once Upon A Time features in our 24-page Awesome TV Preview bonus mini-mag, alongside all of the big new shows starting between now and Christmas.

To celebrate the preview mag, for the next two weeks we’re going to be running a story from a different show every day on sfx.co.uk – featuring extra content you won’t be able to read in the magazine. Come back tomorrow for Day 9.

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Richard is a freelancer journalist and editor, and was once a physicist. Rich is the former editor of SFX Magazine, but has since gone freelance, writing for websites and publications including GamesRadar+, SFX, Total Film, and more. He also co-hosts the podcast, Robby the Robot's Waiting, which is focused on sci-fi and fantasy.