Once Upon a Time Courting Joanna Garcia, and We Totally Called It!

Star of ABC's fairy-tale series says a musical episode might be in the works

By Jenna Mullins Nov 21, 2011 8:20 PMTags
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It's official. We are in control of the casting on Once Upon a Time.

How do we know? We just chatted with Jennifer Morrison at the American Music Awards yesterday, and not only did she admit that they have seen our Once Upon a Time Dream Cast gallery, but apparently they're taking one of our ideas and running with it!


"They are after Joanna Garcia for one of the roles, which would be amazing," Morrison reveals. And while she wouldn't say which character they want for Garcia, we hear that OUAT is pursuing a storyline for Ariel from The Little Mermaid, so let's just put two and two together, shall we?

OK, they might have come up with this casting choice before our gallery, but it makes us so feel so much cooler if we just believe that they are listening to our casting choices. Plus, Morrison told us that they were big fans of our gallery.

"E! just did this thing where they [picked] their ideal cast, which was cool. That was really fun!" she says. "We were all like, 'Oh my gosh, that it really fun to look at!'"

But we're not the only ones dreaming up casting choices for OUAT. Morrison also has her eye on a certain somebody. "I would love for Rose Byrne to be on the show at some point," she tells us. "I feel like she'd be an amazing, amazing fairy-tale character." We are absolutely on board with this casting choice, but who would you pick for her fairy-tale character?

Need one more thing to get excited about? A OUAT musical episode could definitely happen! "We all sing," Morrison says. "Josh Dallas, Ginny Goodwin, me. I don't know if Robert Carlyle sings. He probably does. I feel like we have a lot of musically inclined people in the cast. We'll see!"

Are you loving the idea of Joanna Garcia as Ariel? What other casting choices in our OUAT gallery do you hope to see on the show? Which Disney songs should they cover in the musical episode? We can't wait to hear your speculating, debating and whatnot.

Oh, and if you are consdering submitting this story for Humblebrag on Twitter, don't even think about it. This is a Full-On Brag, people. No humility or self-deprecation here to speak of, 'cause we're just not smart to do that.

—Reporting by Marc Malkin