Once Upon a Time Pics: Barbara Hershey As the Evil Queen Mum, Plus Nikita's Noah Bean
To understand evil, you have to understand its maker. To that end, ABC’s Once Upon a Time will introduce Black Swan‘s Barbara Hershey as the Evil Queen’s mother on April 1, and we’ve got a sneak peek at a heated exchange between the two.
“We have a saying that evil is not born, it’s made,” teased executive producer Eddie Kitsis during a press Q&A. Hershey’s Cora “has a specific viewpoint about the world.”
In dealing with her mom — and making a tough choice about her own future that could upset their relationship — viewers will “get a great insight into Regina and why she is the way she is,” adds EP Adam Horowitz.
Nikita‘s Noah Bean also guest stars as a handsome stable boy, who believes that love can make anything possible, even breaking through the barriers of his social station. Hmm, do he and an innocent Regina have a history?
Check out the gallery below and then hit the comments with your thoughts.
ONCE UPON A TIME – “The Stable Boy” – Emma continues her exhaustive search for evidence that will prove Mary Margaret's innocence in the murder of David's wife, Kathryn. Meanwhile, in the fairytale land that was and before evil blackened her soul, Regina must choose between betraying her mother, Cora (Barbara Hershey), and marrying for true love, or betrothing royalty and living a regal – but loveless – life; and the event that caused the Evil Queen to loathe Snow White is revealed, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, APRIL 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/JACK ROWAND)
BARBARA HERSHEY, NOAH BEAN