Once Upon a Time: Check Out Who's Dying to Play Ariel—and Which Lost Stars May Be Reunited!

Exclusive: Cast also dishes about the romance ahead!

By Kristin Dos Santos Jul 25, 2013 7:58 PMTags
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Producers revealed that the beloved redheaded mermaid will be introduced in season three, but so far no word on who will get the coveted role. And suffice to say...It probably won't be anyone who's already playing another character! But hey, the ladies can dream.

Meanwhile, the love storylines are heating up, including the hot-as-fire Hook and Emma chemistry. Morrison tells us that Hook (Colin O'Donoghue) will have the upper hand (just one of them…because the other hand is a hook, you see) in the Hook-Emma-Neal (Michael-Raymond James) love triangle.

"We start the season with Neil and Emma being separated by two different worlds," Morrison explains, "and Hook is with Emma on the pirate ship. So there's definitely going to be the push and pull. Emma just said she loved Neil, and Neil said I love you too, and then he's gone and she thinks he's dead, and then she's with Hook. And that's definitely complicated." Ugh. Don't you just hate it when your lover fake dies and you get stuck on a pirate ship with one of the hottest men ever to grace the planet? The. Worst.

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A little less complicated may be the romance between Belle (Emilie de Ravin) and Gold (Robert Carlysle), according to Belle herself. "There's always hope with them and there's always magic and that's what keeps the Rump-Belle relationship going," de Ravin tells us. "What's interesting is that it is so real and it is so passionate." Carlysle tells us that Belle and Gold will indeed end up in the same place again this season, so do not give up hope. Huz. Zah.

Emilie is also pushing for a reunion with her Lost co-star Naveen Andrews, who has been cast as Jafar on the spinoff Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.

"I think they're planning on doing something like [a crossover] with the characters," Emilie tells us, "so of course these [producers] are so creative, they're going to do something like that I'm sure!"

"I love Naveen!" she gushes. "Amazing guy and an amazing actor. I'm really excited about the [Wonderland] spinoff thing."

As for what to expect from Neverland this season on the mothership show? Morrison describes Peter Pan as "not nice" (ya think!?), and so far there is no word on who will play him. And Ginnifer Goodwin gushes about the new Neverland sets, saying that the show's producers and set designers, "Somehow know what is in all of our dreams of this place, and yet they so think outside the box at the same time."

We can't wait.