Sunday night’s new episode of “Once Upon a Time” is entitled “White Out,” and one of the stories presented on the show will be pretty clear from the get-go is that Elsa is going to have a very hard time adjusting to what life is like in Storybrooke. She will be both angry and confused, and that is what causes her to unleash a snowstorm on the town … which puts Emma Swan in a difficult position in the process.
So how does Jennifer Morrison interpret her situation? Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the actress behind the always-perceptive former bail bondswoman explained a little of how Elsa will interpret the world, and how she should not be perceived as a villain in the slightest:
“Basically, when Elsa lands, everything is different to her and nothing makes sense. She’s never been out of Arendelle, and this is literally a completely new world to her. As we saw in the Frozen film, fear is a great problem for her. We’re in that great problem in the sense that everything makes her fearful when she gets to Storybrooke, which causes her magic to go completely haywire. She’ll do whatever it takes to try to protect herself, because she doesn’t know if she’s in danger or not. She doesn’t know if we’re good guys or bad guys, she doesn’t know what a car is, she doesn’t know what technology is. Everything is new and scary and throws her for a loop, which is what causes us to be in a situation where we’re trapped under ice, and clearly, the cold doesn’t bother her anyway, so she’s okay.”
What will be especially interesting for us to watch here is how the other characters end up handling the situation. Emma’s smart enough to know that Elsa will not be malicious, but how do you convince others of that, and also calm a woman this powerful down?
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