The next episode of “Once Upon a Time” reveals the past of Cora, the evil queen’s mother who is on a mission to terrorize the people of Storybrook. Rose McGowan will make her first appearance on the show as a young Cora.
It turns out Cora’s story of evil actually began when she was banished to a tower where she was forced to spin straw into gold. She, like most other Storybrook residents, got help from Rumplestiltskin.
“[Cora] starts very, very poor. She does not start in fabulous gowns, let’s put it that way. Fabulous gowns not until later for her,” McGowan revealed to The Hollywood Reporter. “She doesn’t come from a charmed life, so to speak. She’s not a Prince Charming. She’s someone who’s come from the dirt, literally. For her to claw her way up is inspirational.”
The next episode of “Once Upon a Time,” called “The Miller’s Daughter” will air this Sunday on ABC. Watch a preview on the episode below.