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  • For Episode 14, the show is casting the possibly recurring role of a teenage African-American female who comes across as skittish and timid, having had her naturally curious and determined spirit tempered by years of crippling fear. That said, when put to the test, this lass can reach within and summon the strength to be a hero. 

    Source: http://tvline.com/2013/11/22/how-i-met-your-mother-china-flashback-spoilers-revenge-walking-dead/

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    • " having had her naturally curious and determined spirit tempered by years of crippling fear" maybe someone who was trapped in a tower all of her life...African-American Rapunzel. That would be a twist. 

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    • Exciting!!! :D

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    • Awesome sauce! Can't wait xD

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    • It's a hard one to say for me who it is, so I'm not going to guess because I'm probably wrong xD.

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    • Prince of Rascia wrote:
      maybe someone who was trapped in a tower all of her life...African-American Rapunzel. That would be a twist. 

      That would not be such a big twist.

      Though, I have a had time believing this might be Rupunzel or Tiana. Why would OUaT suddenly have a teenaged Disney Princess, when most of them have been reimagined as being older?

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    • It's not a huge twist per se, but it's harder to imagine African-American Rapunzel than Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella or anyone else except for Snow (for obvious reasons). And making those princesses older than their Disney versions is not a rule, I don't see why wouldn't they bring someone younger.

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    • Prince of Rascia wrote:
      And making those princesses older than their Disney versions is not a rule, I don't see why wouldn't they bring someone younger.

      Three words.... child labor laws.

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    • Tiger Lily???

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    • Child labor laws :\ What about Henry?

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    • Budloopy4 wrote:
      Child labor laws :\ What about Henry?

      Jared Gilmore is on contract, but it is still very difficult to film his scenes.

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:

      Three words.... child labor laws.

      Someone who is 18, 19 years old is still considered teenager.

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    • The writers might be linking the tales Rapunzel and the Princess and the Frog together. That would be quite interesting.

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:
      Budloopy4 wrote:
      Child labor laws :\ What about Henry?
      Jared Gilmore is on contract, but it is still very difficult to film his scenes.

      What do you mean it is still difficult to film his scenes? Because of his school and stuff, or because actors work long hours?

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    • There are strict laws governing child actors, just like anyone under 18 has laws about working.

      There are restrictions on how many hours a day they can work, for example, and schoolwork can't be infringed upon.

      However, it's my understanding that Once's filming schedule generally goes very well, so I doubt it's "difficult" for Jared to film.

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    • The show is filmed in Canada, right? are the child labor laws them same there as they are here?

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    • Ruby ridinghood wrote:
      The show is filmed in Canada, right? are the child labor laws them same there as they are here?

      Probably extremely similar, although I've never looked into it myself. 

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    • thinking maybe it's a flashback episode and we find out why Tamara became anti-magic.

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    • DarlingDavies wrote:
      thinking maybe it's a flashback episode and we find out why Tamara became anti-magic.

      Since the Neverland arc is coming to an end, in 3.11, I do not think this is a young Tamara.... but one never know with OUaT.

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    • Given that Tamara is dead I don't see the relevance of her flashback episode now. Unless she's not actually dead. We were said that in Neverland imagination goes wild so there is a possibility Rumple didn't kill her, he only thought he did. But I doubt it will play out this way.

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    • Oh, I think she's dead alright.  But Tamara is who I'm voting for regarding the casting. 

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    • I think its Tiana.

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    • Nope, this was not Tiana.... say hello, to OUaT's Rapunzel .

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    • I wonder how they will portray her in Once, I hope she isn't similar to the Disney version

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    • DarKingdomHearts wrote:
      I wonder how they will portray her in Once, I hope she isn't similar to the Disney version

      I'm confident it'll be a healthy change :D

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:
      Nope, this was not Tiana.... say hello, to OUaT's Rapunzel .

      Yeeey, I was right :)

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    • DarKingdomHearts wrote:
      I wonder how they will portray her in Once, I hope she isn't similar to the Disney version

      At least, in Tangled.... there was a legitimate reason, why Rapunzel's hair was long (other than the tower) and her tears could heal wounds. 

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    • I'm looking forward this, I wonder what twist writers have in the store for this character? Perhaps she might not even have golden hair. Thinking about that, the only blonde Disney princess on this show is Cinderella and she hasn't appeared since season one. Maybe they will make Tiana caucasian with blonde hair...

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    • Prince of Rascia wrote:
      Maybe they will make Tiana caucasian with blonde hair...

      If OUaT adapts The Frog Prince, I think they should cast Tiana as middle-eastern. At this point, Princess Jasmine is more likely to appear on OUaTiW. So, they could make Maldonia a kingdom near Agrabah.

      Then again, OUaT's Rapunzel might be an amalgamation of both Rapunzel and Tiana.... the show could always make her true love, be the Frog Prince.

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    • She could be a slightly blonde, African-American girl... She could be the show's Beyonce!

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    • Budloopy4 wrote:
      She could be a slightly blonde, African-American girl... She could be the show's Beyonce!

      Gosh, no.... blech, at the thought of Beyonce.

      While Rapunzel was blonde in the original fairytale, she does not need to be on OUaT. Alexandra Metz is a beautiful young actress, and should be allowed to keep her black hair. Unlike Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.... the Rupunzel tale (while well-known) does not have the same level of iconography. Sure, there is Disney's Tangled, but that is a very recent film. 

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    • Well, this casting is just like Disney's Rapunzel, I keep wandering if her hair will be magical... And what about Flynn/Eugene? I hope they get someone who is so hot as Hook.

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    • Allyuri wrote:
      Well, this casting is just like Disney's Rapunzel, I keep wandering if her hair will be magical... And what about Flynn/Eugene? I hope they get someone who is so hot as Hook.

      Just like Disney's Rapunzel.... did you see a picture, of the actress?

      Alexandra Metz looks nothing like that Rapunzel, or any other one.... and that is a good thing. I wish her the best of luck, in this magical guest-role. 

      As for Flynn Rider/Eugene FitzHerbert.... do we really need him? He was kind of a douchebag, in Tangled. Plus, his design was pretty generic.... typical, "hot guy" look. Not to mention, OUaT turned Prince Eric - arguably, the most handsome Disney Prince - into a bit of a geek.

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    • Although Rapunzel is depicted in the original fairy tale with long golden hair, which later was cut off by the witch, maybe Regina again, and she only grows it back in some versions of the tale when the prince touches her hair again.

      However I have to say that the prince isn't necessary this time. He was just a blind fool who got tricked into climbing up the tower, inpregnate Rapunzel, go down, let the witch cut Rapunzel's hair off then climb up again to see the witch leaped/got pushed down into the thorns, gets blinded and reunites with Rapunzel because she is singing...

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    • Good move. I hope they make many more like this.

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    • DarKingdomHearts wrote:

      However I have to say that the prince isn't necessary this time.

      Exactly.... unless OUaT plans on putting a twist on Rapunzel's prince, I do not see any reason for him to appear. Besides, at the moment, Rapunzel seems to be a one-shot character.

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    • I believe that Rapunzel is Tiana and Dr. Facilier is Mother Gothel (In a woman character, this upcoming vilain). So we are not going to meet the Eugene character any time soon cause he will be in his frog (CGI) form. So my theory is that after Rapunzel saw that she has not chance to be saved by a frog, she escaped from Dr. Gothel's ;) tower herself, and run to rescue the frog prince (Eugene) instead of the other way around.

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    • I hope not. Why does everyone make a link to the frog princess, only because Tiana was black in the Disney version?

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    • Rapunzel is a young girl with blonde hair, and even Alexandra Metz is a pretty girl, she destroys her icon, just like a white girl would destroy Tiana's icon.So theories use to merge the two stoies because Alexandra's part would work if Rapunzel is Tiana.  They wouldn't cast a black girl for Rapunzel's role. Plus the fact, that the writers said  that they were thinking to add Rapunzel and Tiana into the storyline.

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      • + and a black Rapunzel fits, cause what writers said will come true basicly because it gives a very big twist to the stories (and we suppose to like that) and secondly because they won't have to pay too many new faces
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    • DarKingdomHearts wrote:
      I hope not. Why does everyone make a link to the frog princess, only because Tiana was black in the Disney version?

      I think, it would be more of a kill two birds with one stone thing.

      Neither Rupunzel nor Tiana is considered iconic, in regards to the Disney Princess franchise. Good grief, Tiana is pretty much on the Princess D-List, with Pocahontas and Mulan. It is more a nostalgia thing, vs. an ethnicity issue.

      Personally, I do not see a problem with combining the Rapunzel and The Frog Prince fairytales. It would be a fun twist to the tale.

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    • OH this is exciting! And I saw her in Gossip Girl!

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    • It could be because I don't like either one of the fairy tales as how Disney portrayed them. I liked the originals way better. If they combine Rapunzel and the Frog Princess then I hope a good connection between the two characters is made. 

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    • Personally, I am okay with Alexandra Metz being Rapunzel, but solely Rapunzel. I want Tiana to be a seperate character. I also want Tiana to be portrayed by an African-American actress. 

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    • I like the RapunzelTiana idea, I think it could go really well.

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    • Rwo

      I've found a theory this morning, saying that Rapunzel may actually be Rudaba. What do you think ?

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    • Rwo wrote:
      I've found a theory this morning, saying that Rapunzel may actually be Rudaba. What do you think ?

      Rudaba.... as in the Persian equivalent, to the Rapunzel fairytale?

      It is quite possible, that OUaT's Rapunzel will be partially inspired by the Persian legend. However, the show is using the European name.

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    • God who cares if she's black. All i want is hat she wearsa purple dress (or pink since they made aurora purple) xD And she would totally rock blonde hair (i think more ombre-looking hair) since if they follow the disney movie its NOT HER ORGINAL HAIR COLOUR, if the king and queen woul;d be asian and the queen drank from that magic flower thing the baby would still be getting golden blonde hair... 

      Tiana should stay a seperate character, they could switch it and make her the spoiled lazy princess like Naveen and him the hard working prince that Tiana who is grosed out by the frog xD but doubt theyll do it...


      BUT GOOD FOR THEM CASTING A COLOURED RAPUNZEL HAHAHAHAH

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    • AND AND AND if they make her native to New Gunea ; cause those people can be black and born with blonde hair lol. But no im hoping they make her hair brown/black with a golden shine over it and i sooo hope they make her the ninja she is in the disney movie with her hair all fighting and bad ass xD

      Or make them dreadlocks that would be cool :3 

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    • I find it interesting that everyone wants her to be somehow blonde. :D

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    • Utter solitude wrote:
      I find it interesting that everyone wants her to be somehow blonde. :D

      Yeah.... but it is ironic, because people seem to be praising the casting choice.

      I will be surprised, if OUaT's Rapunzel still has unnaturally long hair. For some reason, I think, we will be meeting her after her hair was already cut.... the emphasis might be on her tears. Rapunzel's casting description, seems to imply this.

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    • The only thing that bothers me that everyone immediately links Rapunzel to the Frog Princess (I don't like the Disney adaption with Tiana) only because she is black. Rapunzel always had been locked up in a tower, did she decide to go out when she saw a frog hopping by xD

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    • DarKingdomHearts wrote:
      The only thing that bothers me that everyone immediately links Rapunzel to the Frog Princess (I don't like the Disney adaption with Tiana) only because she is black. Rapunzel always had been locked up in a tower, did she decide to go out when she saw a frog hopping by xD

      I do not think, that is the case. You are not the only person, who dislikes The Princess and the Frog.... it is not a very popular film, in general.

      It seems to be, because the creators mentioned, they would like to adapt both the Rapunzel and The Frog Prince fairytales.... but only if they could put a fun, and unique spin on both. What better way, than to combine them?

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:

      I do not think, that is the case. You are not the only person, who dislikes The Princess and the Frog.... it is not a very popular film, in general.

      It seems to be, because the creators mentioned, they would like to adapt both the Rapunzel and The Frog Prince fairytales.... but only if they could put a fun, and unique spin on both. What better way, than to combine them?

      Since it is UOaT we're talking about I trust that they will combine, if that happens, the two character together in a nice way. But hopefully that they aren't forced to be one character.

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    • DarKingdomHearts wrote:

      Since it is OUaT we're talking about I trust that they will combine, if that happens, the two character together in a nice way. But hopefully that they aren't forced to be one character.

      It is not really combining two characters, just two fairytales.

      In The Frog Prince, the prince is the main character. The princess was just a random girl, who kissed him.... or through him against a wall, depending on the version. She was a "Princess Charming", so to speak. 

      If Snow White could be the "Other Princess", from The Little Mermaid, and Rumplestiltskin the "Beast", from Beauty and the Beast. Rapunzel could easily be the girl, who breaks the Frog Prince's curse.... instead of a kiss, it could be her tears.

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:
      DarKingdomHearts wrote:

      Since it is OUaT we're talking about I trust that they will combine, if that happens, the two character together in a nice way. But hopefully that they aren't forced to be one character.

      It is not really combining two characters, just two fairytales.

      In The Frog Prince, the prince is the main character. The princess was just a random girl, who kissed him.... or through him against a wall, depending on the version. She was a "Princess Charming", so to speak. 

      If Snow White could be the "Other Princess", from The Little Mermaid, and Rumplestiltskin the "Beast", from Beauty and the Beast. Rapunzel could easily be the girl, who breaks the Frog Prince's curse.... instead of a kiss, it could be her tears.

      Interesting. I also meant the two fairy tales, but saying combining two characters looks the same to me. I am also totally not interested in "Princess Charming" (that's the current name from now on xD) but I am interested in the Frog Prince. I think that there doesn't need to be a romantic relationship between the two characters too.

      As I remember he transformed back because of a kiss. However, as I remember, he got the kiss because he had retrieved the golden ball of the princess. And I could imagine Rapunzel having a golden ball as it may remember her of something in the past (from her parents maybe) and that she would be devestated if she lost it.

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    • Utter solitude wrote:
      I find it interesting that everyone wants her to be somehow blonde. :D

      I don't! x) I'm fine with her as she is :3

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:

      If Snow White could be the "Other Princess", from The Little Mermaid,

      lolwut? Did I miss Eric falling in love with Snow?

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    • Utter solitude wrote:

      ChocolatEyes613 wrote:

      If Snow White could be the "Other Princess", from The Little Mermaid,

      lolwut? Did I miss Eric falling in love with Snow?

      No, no.... I just meant, Snow White being a princess, and part of OUaT's adaptation of The Little Mermaid. After all, Ariel could not be with Eric, because she saved Snow White ;)

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    • "If Snow White could take the place of the princess from "The Little Mermaid"" ;)

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    • But but but Snow didnt flirt with Eric behin Ariels back xD she helped her get Eric lol..idk what yals talking about....

      And i dont want her to be blonde...i wouldnt mind if she was blond though, but it would cool cool i guess kinda ombre looking blonde hair on a brown girl... But a darkhaired Rapunzel would be awesome too n.n 

      Still im not hoping theyll combine the princess or fairlytales..it jst ugh takes away some many new plot twists or storys or arcs they could develop or make ;c 

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    • Alexandra Metz has already started  filming, as OUaT's Rapunzel.

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    • Beautiful

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    • Gusey1397 wrote:
      Here is Rapunzel's tower: https://twitter.com/SarahHeartie/status/411662021743349760

      I am impressed, that Rapuzel's tower is not a CGI-only creation.... now, how are they going to pull off her hair?

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:

      I am impressed, that Rapuzel's tower is not a CGI-only creation.... now, how are they going to pull off her hair?

      According to Alexandra Metz, she's going to wear a very long wig . I'm glad they won't be using CGI which is awful most of the time.

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    • That tower is too small <.< They could cut Metz's hair and it would still be long enough XD Now seriously, I hope they make it longer with CGI (good CGI)

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    • I agree with Killian. Now we have to wait and see.

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    • Prince of Rascia wrote:
      ChocolatEyes613 wrote:

      I am impressed, that Rapuzel's tower is not a CGI-only creation.... now, how are they going to pull off her hair?

      According to Alexandra Metz, she's going to wear a very long wig . I'm glad they won't be using CGI which is awful most of the time.

      Good, I think this is going to turn out interesting!

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    • Prince of Rascia wrote:

      According to Alexandra Metz, she's going to wear a very long wig . I'm glad they won't be using CGI which is awful most of the time.

      Hopefully, Rapunzel's wig will look better, than the one Snow White wears.... the hair and makeup department, needs to get that girl a better wig.

      I burst out laughing, at the writer's theory about Rapunzel's love interest. Flynn Rider being a part of Robin Hood's Merry Men, could work.... as long, as he is not a douchebag.

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    • Snow White's wig (the one she's wearing in season 3) is so awful that I prefer her Storybrooke scenes...and that's hardly a compliment for Mary Margaret.

      I kinda don't want OUaT's version of Rapunzel to have love interest, at least for now. Not every Disney princess needs to have her prince on the show. We are already overcrowded with useless princes.

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    • ChocolatEyes613 wrote:
      Prince of Rascia wrote:

      According to Alexandra Metz, she's going to wear a very long wig . I'm glad they won't be using CGI which is awful most of the time.

      Hopefully, Rapunzel's wig will look better, than the one Snow White wears.... the hair and makeup department, needs to get that girl a better wig.

      I burst out laughing, at the writer's theory about Rapunzel's love interest. Flynn Rider being a part of Robin Hood's Merry Men, could work.... as long, as he is not a douchebag.

      And if his name isn't Flynn Rider...

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    • Prince of Rascia wrote:

      I kinda don't want OUaT's version of Rapunzel to have love interest, at least for now. Not every Disney princess needs to have her prince on the show. We are already overcrowded with useless princes.

      I do not care, either way. The only reason, I think, Rapunzel is even appearing.... is because Rebecca Mader's character is going to be the Mother Gothel stand-in.

      OUaT is overcrowded with useless characters, it is not only the princes. At the moment, Rapunzel is just a one-shot. Once her hair is cut, in the fairytale, she pretty much looses her identity. Rapunzel's love interest (if she has one), would not take up too much space. 

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    • lol no but if she's going to have real hair..does this mean they dont make her hair al ninja-stuff like in tangled? :C

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    • x'D btw i thought the guy in the picture was the actor that was going to play Flynn...they should cast the Ryder Lynn-guy from Glee to play Flynn (or the mixed race guy from Glee could play him, if America can handle that black rapunzel gets a white love intrest) xD

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    • Well we all just saw the promo for it(if you watched Witch Hunt on Sunday) and Flynn is NOT going to be in it.Flynn is just going to be Prince Charming and not a love interest.

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    • SmallvilleFanatic wrote:
      Well we all just saw the promo for it(if you watched Witch Hunt on Sunday) and Flynn is NOT going to be in it.Flynn is just going to be Prince Charming and not a love interest.

      Unless there was a Flynn or whatever is the name of her prince but he was not able to save her. Remember that flashback will show what happened in the previous year, Rapunzel has spent years and years locked in the tower so it is possible she had a visitor similar to her original story, but her story didn't finish the way we all know it is - prince didn't save her.

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    • DarKingdomHearts wrote:
      I hope not. Why does everyone make a link to the frog princess, only because Tiana was black in the Disney version?

      I don't think Tiana will be on the show, I think Once will just adapt The Frog Prince and not The Princess and the Frog

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    • A Spy in the Mirror
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