Once Upon a Time Cast Dishes on Dark Emma—Will She Pull Hook or Regina Back to the Dark Side?

There's a new villain in Storybrooke...and she's got her sights set on hurting everyone she used to love

By Sydney Bucksbaum Jul 14, 2015 9:07 PMTags
Watch: Jennifer Morrison Thrilled to Go Dark on "OUAT"

She's heeeeeeere!

The Dark One has officially become the Dark Swan on Once Upon a Time, and we don't know about you but we're absolutely terrified to see how Emma (Jennifer Morrison) completely changes from the savior of Storybrooke to its most feared villain when the ABC fairy tale drama returns for season five this fall.

E! News was down in San Diego for Comic-Con over the weekend to get all the scoop from the cast on what to expect from this new Dark Emma...and our biggest question was how going dark will affect her relationship with her boyfriend Captain Hook (Colin O'Donoghue)! 


"It's awkward, because he spent so long trying to kill the Dark One and now he's going out with her," O'Donoghue tells E! News. "Look, Hook loves Emma and he wants to try and protect her heart at any cost. He spent most of last season trying to save her from the darkness, not to let her go, because he knows what that's like. Unfortunately she's now dark so he's going to try and fight to bring her back to who she used to be."

Now that's one dedicated boyfriend! Press play on our exclusive video above to see what else O'Donoghue had to say, and why Morrison is calling Dark Emma the role of a lifetime!


Something else we're worried about? Dark Emma pulling Hook and her BFF Regina (Lana Parrilla), both newly-reformed villains, back to the dark side.

"I like that idea," Parrilla tells E! News. "The Dark One is the most powerful, so [Regina] has to be extremely strategic in how she is going to approach this new Dark One. Stepping into this role of being the hero/savior is new for Regina. I don't know if she's going to be very comfortable in being that person in everyone's lives or having to now be the new savior but it will be fun to see how she accepts that or denies it and what she does with this new role."

Press play on our exclusive video below to see what else Parrilla, Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas and showrunners Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz spilled about Dark Swan!

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Once Upon a Time season five premieres Sunday, September 27 at 8 p.m. on ABC.