EXCLUSIVE: Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas Talk 'Once Upon a Time' Musical & What Their Kids Think of the Songs
By Leanne Aguilera
Snow White and Prince Charming are stepping into the spotlight!
During Once Upon a Time's highly anticipated musical episode, which airs this Sunday, May 7, Snow and Charming are (finally!) getting an extra dose of screen time when they show off their magical voices in three spellbinding songs: "Powerful Magic," "The Charmings vs. Evil Queen" and "A Happy Beginning."
ET had the pleasure of visiting Once Upon a Time's set in Vancouver, Canada, last month during filming of the musical extravaganza, and we sat down with stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas to chat all about Snowing's songs in the musical, what they're hoping to steal from set and what their kids think about their new vocal adventures!
When you first found out that the musical episode was happening, what was your reaction?
JD: Ummm… what?! GG: [Laughs] I always thought that I was dying to perform in a musical episode, and then when it became a reality, I pretty much tried to beg my way out of it. JD: For Once Upon a Time, it suits the musical format so well because we deal with big emotions all the time and… GG: High stakes! JD: High stakes, exactly. And that's what musicals are, you know, the emotions get so big and so raw that the only thing left to do is sing!
What kinds of songs are you two going to be singing together?
JD: Well, we've had a bunch of beautiful original songs written for the musical episode, so we've got a couple of numbers. Talking about some powerful magic and we've got a singing showdown with the Evil Queen and a big group number. GG: About the power of love versus occult magic. JD: It's fun!
Have you guys been singing all your songs together at home?
JD: Oh yeah! GG: Oh yeah, we've had no choice. Our son, our eldest son, actually really loves hearing the recording of our duet. JD: I know, but he makes me feel really self-conscious. GG: Why?
JD: Because every time I start singing he goes, "Ha ha ha! That's daddy's voice!"
JD: And I'm like, "OK great, Oliver. Thanks. Thanks for the support, bud."
How are you guys feeling about the fact that your on-screen daughter is getting married in the musical episode?
GG: It is emotional, especially because the timing of it coming at the end of our sixth season. I can't help but have rea-life bleed through and think about all the things we've all been through together. It's wild to think that in the pilot you were putting her through the wardrobe and now we're depicting her happy ending. JD: And that's all that Snow and Charming ever wanted for her -- was for her to be happy and for her to find her happy ending. GG: And a bit of normalcy. This is her moment, so it's all come to this.
A lot of fans want to know how Charming feels about Killian at this point. Do you think Charming is content with handing his daughter over to this man?
JD: Oh my god, yeah! They have a friendship that is very strong now. He went to Hook for help and he helped him out in a big way and made him start seeing things clearly, so yeah, they're tight.
This series all started with a wedding and it could potentially end with one. How do you think Emma and Killian's wedding compares to Snow and Charming's?
JD: This is a pretty good wedding. Not as good as Snow and Charming's, but this is OK. [Laughs] Let's just say it broke Charming's bank account. It's lavish, this wedding.
Are there any items from Once Upon a Time that you're hoping you might be able to take with you from set? GG: Oh my gosh! We were just discussing this today. JD: Our wedding rings. GG: I guess I'll end up stealing mine. JD: Oh, we can't say that. Then they're going to hide them from me! [Laughs] GG: I still have my Big Love wedding rings, so I feel like I have to steal my Snow wedding ring too. JD: Yeah, I'm definitely going to take my wedding ring -- and maybe a sword.
Once Upon a Time's musical episode airs this Sunday, May 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC!