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This article focuses on Drizella's New Enchanted Forest persona.
For her Seattle persona, see Ivy Belfrey.


Henry: You seem a lot nicer than she is.
Drizella: I'm not.
Henry Mills and Drizella src

Drizella is a character on ABC's Once Upon a Time. She débuts in the first episode of the seventh season. She is portrayed by guest star Adelaide Kane, and is the original counterpart of Ivy Belfrey.

Drizella is based on the Evil Stepsisters from the fairytale, "Cinderella", and on the character of the same name from the Disney film, Cinderella.

History

After Fourth Curse

In the New Enchanted Forest, Drizella lives in a mansion with her mother Lady Tremaine and her stepsister Cinderella, who is treated as a maid in the household. She prepares to attend a royal ball to catch the eye of a prince, but before leaving to go there, she finds her mother with Cinderella's Fairy Godmother. Tremaine explains that if Drizella is to be a princess, she must understand what real power looks like. Upon seeing her mother with the fairy's wand, Drizella becomes excited at the prospect of using it herself. Tremaine warns her to never rely on magic for power because it can be taken and that fear is true power because it lasts forever. After Drizella apologizes for her lapse in judgment, her mother loftily tries out the wand just to see what it can do. Drizella flinches as she watches the fairy turn into a pile of dust, which Tremaine asks her to tell Cinderella to clean up if she ever returns. Later at the ball, she is rejected by the prince, causing her mother to set her sights on pairing her with the prince's brother, who has taken a liking to Drizella. When Cinderella is falsely accused of assassinating the prince, Drizella witnesses a stranger aid in her stepsister's escape. ("Hyperion Heights")

After Lady Tremaine successfully captures the stranger and holds him captive in Cinderella's bedroom, she prepares to leave to continue searching for her stepdaughter, but not before directing Drizella to force Henry into revealing where he hid Cinderella's slipper and then kill him. Drizella states that she doesn't understand why this is necessary, but Lady Tremaine tells her that she does not need to understand, just obey. Henry attempts to plead with Drizella, noting that she seems kinder than her mother, but Drizella smirks, pulls out a dagger, and assures him that she is not. Before she can interrogate him fully, Regina and Hook burst through a portal, defeating the knights guarding the door and demanding that Drizella set Henry free. Drizella is shocked and questions who they are and Regina responds that she is Henry's mother before magically knocking Drizella into a wall, rendering her unconscious. ("A Pirate's Life")

For events occurring after the casting of the fifth curse, see Ivy Belfrey.


Family

Woman
 
 
 
Stepfather †
 
 
Lady Tremaine
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cinderella
 
 
 
Henry MillsDrizellaAnastasia[1]
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lucy

Notes:

  • Solid lines denote blood relationships
  • Dashed lines denote marriage relationships that result in offspring
  • † denotes the deceased

Trivia

Production Notes

  • When the first Cinderella's stepsisters were re-introduced in Season Six, the writers considered naming one of them "Drizella", but they ultimately chose to call them Clorinda and Tisbe. According to Jane Espenson, the reason is that there were already two characters whose name ended with "-ella": Cinderella herself and Cruella.[2] ("The Other Shoe")
  • According to Adam Horowitz, Drizella is "deliciously evil". He also added that "she takes a lot of abuse from her mom. But I wonder how long that will last".[3]
  • Adelaide Kane revealed that her slogan for Drizella is "buttoned up and bitchy". She also described her character as "a very high-strung, slightly ditzy young woman and she's just very petty", comparing her to "that awful bully in high school". However, she also explained that Drizella "doesn't know how to win people to her side, so she's just alone, snappy, snarky, sarcastic and miserable all the time".[4]

Appearances

References