Emilie de Ravin tells HollywoodLife.com that ‘Lacey’ will feed Mr. Gold’s dark side. (She loves it!)
Once Upon A Time fans, prepare to see Belle in a whole new light! When the show returns April 21, the princess will be reborn as “Lacey,” a character Emilie de Ravin says could very well be Mr. Gold’s undoing. ”Lacey is a lot of fun, to say the least,” Emilie tells HollywoodLife.com. “[Lacey is] the memory that Regina decides to give her to mess with Mr. Gold’s life, and basically destroy it.”
And you might want to get comfortable with Lacey, as Emilie tells me her sassy new persona will be sticking around for a few episodes.
“You’ll see Mr. Gold trying to date her, and trying to get her to fall in love with him [again],” Emilie says. “And she likes his dark side, which confuses him and puts him in a quandary. She looks like Belle, he knows she’s Belle, and yet she’s accepting him for who he thinks he is. He thinks he’s The Dark One, and that’s it.”
Belle & Mr. Gold’s Past Revealed
Along with the couple’s complicated present, the April 21 episode will also give us a peek into Belle and Rumpelstiltskin’s past via another fairy tale flashback.
“It fills in a lot of gaps,” Emilie says of this week’s trip to the fairy tale land. “It’s actually really nice. The flashback scenes will help the audience gain a little more insight into Rumpelstiltskin and Belle’s early relationship. We see them before they fall in love, even more than we already did in ‘Skin Deep’ last season.”
Will Belle Regain Her Memory This Season?
Though Emilie admits Belle will “eventually” get with the program, she says we shouldn’t hold our breath for her to regain her memory. Instead, we should enjoy the ride, as it will be bumpy.
“Lacey is unaware of anything to do with magic, or who Snow White is, or any of that,” Emilie says. “After all, her memory wasn’t even really hers to begin with. She’s in her own little world now, but she’ll eventually find out [what's really going on.]“
HollywoodLifers, how do you hope to see the rest of the season play out for Belle and Mr. Gold? Drop a comment with your predictions and theories below!
— Andy Swift
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