Making the rounds to promote the animated Disney feature Zootopia — in which she leads the voice cast as police rabbit Judy Hopps — Goodwin spoke with Kimmel about Once‘s recent run of on- and/or off-screen pregnancies. The actress’ second time around with husband/co-star Josh Dallas will not be written into the show, she explains, because, for one, it landed too close to Snow White and Prince Charming welcoming baby Neal into the world. (Instead, as she “Shreks out,” she jokes that Snow will be hidden behind “paintings” and “bushes” during Season 5B.)
Also factoring into the equation, Goodwin says, was both a recent on-screen pregnancy (Zelena’s) as well as a castmate’s real-life pregnancy — suggesting that, as Once creators have repeatedly hinted, mom-to-be Emilie de Ravin’s Belle will be with child (which makes sense, given how the Season 5A finale conspicuously indicated that Belle and Rumple had re-consummated their shaky marriage).
How do you think a “Rumbelle” pregnancy might affect the Dark One’s keeping of a very, very dark secret?
After that bit of business, Goodwin relates the difficulty in choosing a name for her and Dallas’ second child, so Kimmel uses a pair of Bingo cages to pick a name out for the couple. Think she’ll stick with the unusual outcome?