ONCE UPON A TIME: Elizabeth Lail and Georgina Haig on Filming Anna and Elsa's Reunion - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

ONCE UPON A TIME: Elizabeth Lail and Georgina Haig on Filming Anna and Elsa’s Reunion

December 5, 2014 by  


With the Spell of Shattered Sight unleashed on ONCE UPON A TIME, things aren’t generally looking up. But there is one exception to the doom and gloom: Anna and Elsa finally reunited.

Viewers had seen glimpses of the sisters’ relationship in flashbacks — which also allowed ONCE UPON A TIME guest stars Elizabeth Lail (Anna) and Georgina Haig (Elsa) to establish their own working relationship — but their beach reunion was the first time they had been together in the present, and was the culmination of Elsa’s arc-long quest to find her sister.

“It was pure joy,” Lail enthused of filming the reunion. “It was super fun, and it was kind of — it felt like a movie. It’s very cinematic. It’s about time. I missed Georgina. I missed working with Georgina.”

“It was really beautiful,” Haig added. “The amazing thing was, on that day, it was this gloomy, cloudy on the beach and we filmed all the scenes leading up to that reunion, which was Elsa kinda in despair and trying to hold onto hope and then her final moment of prayer where she basically puts it out into the universe of, ‘Please. I have to be reunited with my sister.’ And then when we filmed the scene where we were reunited, the sun came out and it was just sorta beautiful. Yeah, I just love working with Elizabeth so much and she is full of so much joy as Anna and it was just a very joyous, fun moment. And it was this great image. The trunk was on the ocean, was right on the show, and Scott [Michael Foster (Kristoff)] and Elizabeth kinda open the lid and they pop up and water bursts out of their mouths and their legs are flailing and it’s just this sorta crazy image. Yeah, it just kept making me and Jennifer [Morrison (Emma)] laugh, and then it was lovely to get to finally hug her after having so many episodes of pining for her, so it was a big release, I think. It was lovely.”

ONCE UPON A TIME airs Sundays at 8 PM on ABC.


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One Response to “ONCE UPON A TIME: Elizabeth Lail and Georgina Haig on Filming Anna and Elsa’s Reunion”

  1. Tom on December 5th, 2014 11:19 pm

    Definitely a bright spot in an episode foreshadowing dark things to come.