David Anders’ exclusive interview – ONCE078

Dr Whale / David Anders


Hear the actor behind Dr. Whale and Dr. Victor Frankenstein talk about his experience on Once Upon a Time, his background, and answer fan questions!

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Questions for David

These were the questions we asked David, but you’ll hear that he answered many more, too!

  • From Erin: What is a typical day like on the Once Upon A Time set?
  • From Ziera: What made you take the role?
  • From Sarah E. aka Phoenix93: When did you find out that you were going to be Dr. Frankenstein and what was you initial reaction to it?
  • From EllieActive: How hard was it to keep it a secret?
  • From Erin: How did you get into acting?
  • From Jack: Can you settle once and for all the whole “can I date the nuns” thing? What did that mean?
  • Would you like to see Dr. Whale have a true love, and whom would you want it to be?
  • Do you do any impressions of the other cast or characters?
  • From Amy Fielding: If your could meet any character from any fairy tale, who would it be and why?
  • From Melissa: If you could be a different character in fairy tale land or in Storybrooke, who would you choose?
  • From Christian: Where do you see the differences between your “fairytale” persona and your Storybrook character.
  • From WizofOnce: What is your favorite episode of Once Upon a Time so far? Your favorite scene?
  • From Leticia Santos: Is Dr. Frankinstein’s world a parallel world to the real world of the 1930s?
  • From WizOfOnce: What are your other current or future projects you’re excited to work on?

Check out David Anders in Revenant!

This breakout horror comedy centers around a fallen soldier who somehow finds he has joined the ranks of the living dead. Bart Gregory (Anders) has just recently been laid to rest – so why is he still up and walking around? The only way he can keep himself from diminishing to dust is to supply himself with a constant supply of fresh blood. He quickly decides to do law enforcement a favor by cleaning up the streets.

We wished we could have more time with David, but we’re so grateful for the time he gave us (even some extra!).

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  • Brian Beatty

    Great podcast.

    If Rumple was full of color in the land with out color, then why wasn’t Dr. Frankenstein in Black & White when he was in the Enchanted Forest?

    • http://DanielJLewis.net/about Daniel J. Lewis

      I wondered that, too. But even in “The Doctor,” Jefferson hinted at our world being so different from Victor’s.