Additionally, True Blood vamp Kristin Bauer van Straten will be back as the Evil Queen’s fairy tale frenemy Maleficent in a May sweeps installment.
De Ravin, who plays Rumpel’s true love Belle, will reprise her role in an episode airing next month. While her fairy tale character was recently seen giving love advice to dwarf Grumpy, it’s been a while since viewers have glimpsed her Storybrooke counterpart, who has been locked up in a ward by Regina.
“She’s sitting there [alive], with the person who loves her [Rumpelstiltskin] not realizing it, and he would be someone I would not want to piss off,” co-creator Eddie Kitsis previously teased.
The casting scoops were first reported by TV Guide Magazine.
Once Upon a Time fans, are you excited for Belle and Maleficent’s returns? Who else would you like to see make another appearance?