So it’s really instinctive for you? Your instincts have been dead-on, because you’ve chosen some really, really good things.
Well you know they’ve more chosen me. There are things I’ve been excited for, and these are definitely three roles I’ve been excited for, and fought for. I’ve worked hard at it, but it’s not something where I feel like it’s completely out of left field. So these roles have kind of chosen me, so I’m very, very blessed in that way.
So where do you like working better, in Hawaii (where Last Resort is shot) or in Vancouver (where Once Upon a Time and Falling Skies are shot)?
Oh, that’s a tough question. Hawaii is beautiful. It’s the place where people come to let go, and you know, there are those waterfalls. But Christine, in Last Resort, is kept in the Kendal household, which is basically just in a four-wall studio the entire time. So filming for me is much different than the rest of the cast. But both places have so much good to offer, and also obstacles as well. I don’t need to choose where I live. They tell me where to go, and I go.
So, now let’s turn to your role on Once Upon a Time. You play Cinderella, who has not been seen yet in season two. With your shooting schedule on Last Resort, are we going to see her this season at all?
As of right now, that is completely up to the storyline and the writers and also the schedule. Because I’m working on Last Resort, which is another ABC show, there’s hope that if the storyline comes along that since it’s the sister show, I just get to skip on over. But as of right now, I’ve been watching season two, because I’m such a fan of the show. And it really is taking a different direction, and I think they are establishing a really strong place. And like last year, they’re bringing in a slew of new characters. So I know that we’ll see Cinderella again; I just can’t tell you when.
Okay. Fair enough. So you’ve told me you’re also a fan of the show. I have to ask you, as a fan, do you have any favorite pairings, characters, storylines…
Well I’m a little biased obviously, and I love Cinderella.
Of course. Well that goes without saying.
Each episode is so completely different, and they’re bringing in such twists and characters, and I love the Mad Hatter. I think that he’s just—his storyline with his daughter is so beautiful, and he’s just such a good actor, it’s awesome. I’m really loving the Mad Hatter aspect of things and Red Riding Hood. But I just love the show. So I can really say that one is better than the other.