Emilie de Ravin talks about playing Belle on Once Upon a Time
This coming Sunday has been an episode that most of us avid fans have been waiting for. On February 12, 2012 at 8pm EST ABC will air episode 12, Skin Deep.
This episode will feature Emilie de Ravin who is playing the role of Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Many of us remember her as Claire on LOST. Emile talked about her experience on set.
*Warning Spoiler Alert Ahead
On the show, Rumpelstiltskin is first recognized as her soul mate. Emile said it was beautiful and slow the way Belle and Rumple begin to fall for each other. At first, she was scared and her demeanor bemused him. Eventually, they develop a more intimate relationship where she can see what others do not.
As most of Once Upon a Time, it tackles most of the classic fairy tales with a twist. This storyline is not fully true to the animation version. However, the basics are in fact similar.
Emilie said Robert Carlyle plays Rumpelstiltskin amazingly. He gives Rumpelstiltskin so much power, but this episode will begin to crumple his walls down. It was scary for him Rumple and Carlyle played it marvelously.
She said it was a little weird to play such a classic and iconic character that has been around for many years. Emilie said there is not other performance that she played, which could ever be compared.
Emilie conversation with Adam Horowitz, the writer, was how they wanted portray Belle as a brave, passionate and non-judgmental character. She is able to see through the rough exteriors and this is exactly what happens with Rumpelstiltskin.
Here are some behind the scene footage: