Once Upon a Time: Barbara Hershey Explains Cora's Motivations and Teases More Backstory

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time's Barbara Hershey is a vault of information.  Her desire to let the audience experience the story instead of spoiling it should be the stuff of legends (much like the fairytales in her show), but we were able to tease some information out of her during a recent conversation, as well as discuss what makes Cora the woman she is today.

In last week's episode of Once Upon a Time we got a crucial piece of Regina's backstory....specifically, how she turned from the girl we've seen in the past to the magical - and evil - Queen we know now.  As it turns out, Regina's journey wasn't all that different from her mother's, Cora.  Both women were approached by Rumplestiltskin and introduced to magic and both women became hardened.  For Regina, this process specifically began as her wedding day approached.  Unwilling to marry King Leopold, she finally made a desperate attempt to escape, only to be stopped by Cora.  Later, Rumple approached her and offered to help get rid of her mother.  As Cora continued to push and push, insisting her daughter do as she was told, Regina finally snapped, pushing her mother into a mirror that sent her elsewhere.  Where that was, we don't know.  But we do know that Cora is currently residing in a dungeon in present day fairytale land, kept prisoner by the cursed land's survivors. Read More...

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