In case you weren’t able to watch Ginnifer’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Here are a few clips I was able to find online for you to watch.
When Once Upon A Time star Ginnifer Goodwin signed up to take part in the new season of TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are, the genealogy show that helps celebrities dig into family history, she had no idea what she was in for.
“When my grandfather was alive he never wanted to discuss his parents,” Goodwin, 37, tells PEOPLE. “A few years ago when I was still on Big Love, my father and I tried tracing my paternal great-grandparents on our own, but gave up pretty quickly. We didn’t know what we were doing.”
So recently Goodwin reached out to Who Do You Think You Are? for help. “They researched for about seven months before deciding that there was an abundant amount of material,” Goodwin says. “It’s astounding what they found.”
On the season premiere, Goodwin discovers why her grandfather, who left home at age 11, kept his parents a secret for all of those years. “There is an incredible paper trail when your relatives were criminally inclined,” Goodwin says.
In the exclusive clip above, Goodwin finds out that her paternal great-grandmother Nellie went to jail for dealing drugs, just one of several criminal activities her father’s grandparents were involved in.
“I not only sobbed the whole week of filming, but my husband (Once costar Josh Dallas), watched it with me and it gutted us all over again,” Goodwin says. “I never dreamt that I would be made to feel like I actually know these people. I got such an intimate look into their lives. I now understand that they were greatly misunderstood.”
It’s an episode that executive producer and The Comeback star Lisa Kudrow is extremely proud of. “A lot of people think their family history will be dull, but we know that if they were humans, they weren’t dull,” Kudrow tells PEOPLE. “It’s unbelievable what we were able to find out for Ginnifer.”
And the experience means the world to the Goodwin. “It’s important for my son (Oliver, 13 months) to know his history,” Goodwin says. “Life experiences become this patchwork, like a quilt that we wrap around us and our ancestors are very much a part of that. My great-grandparents didn’t get the Goodwin love, so I feel like it’s important for Oliver to somehow give them that love retroactively.”
We have the first teaser trailer for Ginnifer’s new film Zootopia. In theaters next year!
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when optimistic Officer Judy Hopps arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde, to solve the mystery. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”), opens in theaters on March 4, 2016.
The 2 Part Season Finale! NEXT SUNDAY!
The villains finally get their happy endings and the forces of good are a thing of the past.
Emma brings Lily to town to meet Maleficent. Meanwhile, Gold’s health worsens; Isaac seeks a new means of obtaining magic ink; Regina and Robin confront the problems Zelena’s pregnancy poses; and back in fairy-tale land, Cora asks Regina for forgiveness.
mma sets out to find Lily and reunite her with Maleficent, and Regina agrees to help her, as she also prepares to leave Storybrooke and inform Robin about Zelena. Meanwhile, Gold deals with a crisis concerning Belle.
Regina misdirects the villains to buy some time. Meanwhile, Hook informs Emma that her fate is in peril thanks to Gold; and back in fairy-tale land, Snow and Charming visit a hermit who gives them an opportunity to help their unborn child, but at a high cost.
Variety gives us a sneak peek of tonight’s episode of Once Upon a Time and talks with Josh Dallas about the secret that Snow & Charming are hiding.
In “Once Upon a Time’s” midseason return, we learned that Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) have history with Cruella (Victoria Smurfit) and Ursula (Merrin Dungey) from their days in the Enchanted Forest, leading Storybrooke’s golden couple to share a midnight rendezvous with the dastardly duo in the closing minutes of “Darkness on the Edge of Town.” Snow warned the pair that if they told anyone about what happened between the four of them pre-curse, she’d “rip out their hearts” herself — not a particularly heroic declaration.
To preview the March 8 episode, “Unforgiven,” Variety spoke to Dallas about the secret that Snow and Charming are harboring — especially from daughter Emma (Jennifer Morrison). “In this Sunday’s episode, we see what the terrible, very dark secret that they’re hiding is, [for] Emma’s benefit,” he previewed. “They don’t want Emma to know because it goes way back, before Emma was even born. And the consequences of [that secret] affect Emma’s life in totality, so it’s huge. It’s a big deal.”
As executive producer Eddy Kitsis previewed before the show returned from hiatus, “One of the big themes for the second half of the season that we want to deal with is, ‘What makes someone a hero and what makes someone a villain?’” Dallas reiterated that point, posing the question, “If you are a villain or you do something very bad, can you ever recover from it? Can you recover and become good again? That’s the question we’re gonna ask. We’re gonna see Snow and Charming’s relationships with the Trio of Darkness — Cruella, Ursula and Maleficent [Kristin Bauer van Straten] — and we’re gonna see what goes down.”
While Dallas admitted that he hasn’t been keeping up with social media’s reaction to last week’s bombshell — “I’ve been missing in action from Twitter because I’ve been busy changing diapers,” he laughed — he suspected that fans probably had plenty of guesses for what Snow and Charming were keeping hidden… and that the truth might cause viewers to change their perspective on the seemingly perfect couple. “I think it’s gonna make people look at them differently and reevaluate what they thought of them all this time. But let’s see if they can hopefully redeem themselves by the end, who knows?” he teased. “The audience can be the judge.”
“Once Upon a Time” has become known for its plot twists, and Dallas said he was “totally shocked” when he discovered what his character’s secret actually was: “It’s in the ‘Once Upon a Time’ realm to take these characters and constantly be changing them. In our universe, no one is 100 percent good and no one is 100 percent evil, so it’s just another facet to these characters, which I love; which is one of the great things about playing [them]. They’re evolving and it’s always character-driven, and that’s an exciting thing.”
As Snow’s threat in last week’s episode proved, the Charmings are prepared to go to great lengths to keep their past hidden. “This is a secret that they’ve been holding for a long time… and it’s coming to the surface now,” Dallas noted. “That’s going to force them to make some decisions, and whether those decisions are right or wrong, you’re gonna have to keep watching.”