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Once Upon a Time Exclusive: Witch Oz Character Will Show Up Next? Who Should Play Her?

Once Upon a Time Glinda Good WitchOnce Upon a Time‘s journey down the Yellow Brick Road will not end with the Wicked Witch.

Rather, we may be ramping up for a classic clash between evil and… good.

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Two months after it was announced that Lost alum Rebecca Mader would be “going green” to play a version of the Wizard of Oz novel’s infamous villainess, TVLine has learned that the ABC drama will also be introducing Glinda.

Casting is underway right now for an actress in her mid to late twenties to recur as the good witch, who is described as elegant, warm and benevolent, as well as wise, clever and shrewd.

That said, it sounds like Glinda might not be in fighting form when we first meet her. Rather, years of isolation have made her lonely and cautious — though at her core, she is a steadfastly filled with optimism.

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This is where you do what you do: Lob out casting suggestions! I’ll get the bubble rolling with Sarah Carter, who next week wraps production (in Vancouver) on Falling Skies. Maybe Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively? Or how about Megan Hilty, if they need her to belt out a tune?

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155 Comments
  1. Maki says:

    Sara Canningor Sarah Chalke.

  2. Rachel says:

    Megan Hilty would be good or Dianna Agron hmmm this is a real thinker.

    • Shazay says:

      I don’t think Hilty is a wise choice. Why would they cast someone who’s already played a variation of the role? It just won’t happen.

      Most of the suggestions are too old for 20 something, or are movie stars that can’t step back into tv just yet – or both (maggie grace). Maybe they should just go with an unknown.

  3. Fernando says:

    Megan Hilty please

  4. Kat says:

    My vote is for Megan Hilty!!!!

  5. Jason says:

    Yvonne Strahovski?

  6. Kristy says:

    Mircea Monroe!

  7. Emmy says:

    I read Sarah Carter as Sarah Chalke and got really excited. It would be a little out there but I could see it, so I say Sarah Chalke!

  8. Ryan T says:

    Natalie Dormer!

  9. mirvin365 says:

    Please God just say NO to Blake Lively. Please.

    • the girl says:

      Thank you. I was most definitely about to say this.

    • Stormy says:

      ITA And not RR’s former wife ScarJo either. I’d like Molly Quinn [Castle's daughter]. She has a wonderful ethereal quality and magical feel about her and she is already on an ABC show with not enough to do. While they’re at it, find something for Susan Sullivan, too.

    • dude says:

      THANK YOU! Glinda doesn’t need to wear booty shorts and a blouse cutdown to her belly button.

  10. Et al says:

    Megan Hilty was my first thought even before I got to the end of the article.

  11. Mile says:

    I don´t really know why but I like your Blake Lively idea lol
    March can´t come soon enough

  12. Erica says:

    My vote is still for Elizabeth Mitchell! She’d be wonderful and it would be another great LOST reunion!

  13. Mia says:

    Alona Tal? She can sing very well and can be sassy. I could totally see her in this role. To be honest I’d love to see her on the show period.

  14. corey says:

    Candace Accola, but she has a full time gig on TVD.

  15. Jennifer says:

    I agree Megan Hilty is an excellent choice although the casting call actually sounds a lot like Tink…

  16. Leslee says:

    Megan Hilty!!! And yes, please let her belt out a few tunes, as well…

  17. James says:

    You’re missing the most important character here… where’s Dorothy?!

    • Cami says:

      Wicked made Dorothy irrelevant. Sad but true.

    • Matt Webb Mitovich says:

      Dollars to donuts, Emma is the “Dorothy” of this story. (Not that they’re doing a full-on Oz retell, as some people seem to think.)

      • the girl says:

        You’re probably right that they are a) not doing a classic full-on retelling and b) that Emma will represent Dorothy in this whole thing (does that make Henry her Toto?). I wonder if they will have an equivalent wizard in Rumple, or if someone else will actually BE the wizard, or if there’s no wizard at all? I totally trust their instincts though, whatever they decide will be awesome.

        • Maybe they should do Beauty and the Beast next!!!!! from the beginning when he first turned into a beast……how about Jack and the bean stalk, all the giants and jack getting the beans and planting them, the big tree growing,the goose with the golden egg. you can make a story from that maybe one season and the other one another season. Just thinking out loud…..I love the show, I would be sad if it goes off the air.

      • xav says:

        It’s actually quite funny that they’re doing it when they had such a ‘Wizard of Oz’ set up in 2×05.

      • mawhi says:

        I agree – that’s why Alice is a spinoff and Wendy a hostage.

      • zumpie says:

        I even think they’re telegraphing Emz as Dorothy by dressing her in checks and plaids

    • dude says:

      If they do Dorothy, it should be Lea Michele. Just saying.

  18. Jen says:

    Megan Hilty was so amazing as Glinda in Wicked, I saw it five times! She is the ONLY rational choice!

  19. Cami says:

    I would love to see Sarah Carter as Glinda. Also Allison Mack (I really miss her on tv. #Alwaysholdontosmallville )

    • the girl says:

      Sarah Carter would definitely work. I could see Allison Mack being awesome at the lonely, reserved version of Glinda.

  20. Allie says:

    Laurie Holden would make a pretty awesome good witch.

  21. StanJS says:

    Sarah or Megan would be perfect… Megan more for some reason

  22. Lindsey says:

    I saw Megan Hilty in Wicked in 2007. I don’t know if she’d want to play Glinda again, but she’s awesome!

  23. Kath says:

    It is me or does the Glinda description sound exactly like their version of Tink?

  24. Scott says:

    Sarah Lancaster

  25. Cyndi says:

    Dianna Agron she would be the perfect Glinda!

  26. Jason says:

    Anna Camp

  27. Cici says:

    I really hope Victor Frankenstein is the Wizard.

  28. Alicia says:

    Can I say no to Sarah Carter on the principal that I can’t listen to her talk with out it grating on me. I think they should go for someone a little closer in age to her than any of the people that have been previously mentioned. Though I vote for Hilty before any of the other suggestions. As for Allison Mack as much as I love her and she is from my favorite childhood show she does not have the acting skills to be on a show like Once who has some amazing talent in the form of Robert Caryle and Lana Parilla. A more on par age wise would be Anna Torv or Katherine Heigl.

  29. woodyinho says:

    Megan Hilty. She has the time now since SSTW got cancelled.

  30. Mary says:

    I’d say Alexandra Chando, though she’s not blonde.

  31. Callie says:

    Argh Emily Procter would be awesome if they were looking for someone slightly older than mid/late 20s.

  32. Liza says:

    Jaime King (except for full-time HoD gig)!

  33. Jean says:

    Which Lost Alum needs a job? That’d be the one. Maggie Grace?
    Glinda doesn’t have to be blonde does she? Their Aurora isn’t blonde like in the cartoon.

  34. Matt says:

    Originally I thought Megan hilty but she is in her early thirties and may be too old for what they are looking for. I saw Dianna agron mentioned here in the comments and I think she would be perfect!

  35. Cory says:

    Of my choices… Tricia Helfer, but she’s busy with Killer Women,
    Summer Glau (Glinda doesn’t really have to be Blonde), Kristen Chenowith, Elizabeth Mitchell, or well depending on the age range they want her… Kyra Sedgwick.

  36. Aleana says:

    Bethany Joy Lenz Beverly Mitchell Sarah Carter Allison Mack Sarah Chalke Missy Cider Hilarie Burton Maggie Lawson Rachael Blanchard

  37. J says:

    Jennifer Finnigan. And then maybe Ariel and Glinda can be bffs :) if they want someone younger, Ashley Benson?

  38. Katy says:

    Blake Lively, I have really missed her since Gossip Girl!!!

  39. Tony says:

    Amy Adams

  40. Wendi says:

    Beth Reisgraf!

  41. Kristen says:

    What about Maggie Lawson? Psych filmed in Vancouver, so at least she’ll be used to the cold.

  42. Talia says:

    Natalie Dormer, Viva Bianca, Annabelle Wallis

  43. Eliza says:

    Elizabeth Mitchell for sure

  44. Letty says:

    Megan Hilty or Amy Adams

  45. CK says:

    Mid to late 20s? For Glinda?

  46. Carda says:

    Alona Tal would be awesome!! :D

  47. Mark says:

    Emily Kinney – Can sing
    Emilie Ullerup – is free and in Canada
    Tina Majorino – Why Not

    But Maggie Grace and Alana Tal would also be cool. But to that you could also add

    Emily Rose
    Indiana Evans

  48. Maddie Mae says:

    Maggie Grace
    Elizabeth Mitchell~though she might be too old…

  49. stephaniep97 says:

    If she was a little younger I would say Laura Bell Bundy…her voice sounds like Glinda to me

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