You surely did a lot of research prior to jumping into the role. What did you consider the best interpretation of Snow White?
I watched every Snow White movie ever made because I thought I could steal from people. The one I love the best is Elizabeth McGovern starring in Shelley Duvall”s “Faerie Tale Theatre.” I think it’s by far the best telling of the story. I read all kinds of versions because this is not a story written by the Grimms. This is a story older than anyone could possibly trace. It’s possible that it was based on a real-life story of a princess named Maria Sophia Maragrita. What is bananas to me about this is I called the creators before we began the show and was like, “I love that you named her Mary Margaret after the woman who could have possibly been the inspiration for Snow White,” and they were like, “What are you talking about?” I was like, you can find online — but most of the pages you have to get translated because they’re in Russian or something — but I had said that Mary Margaret was clearly named after Maria Sophia Margarita. And they were like, “No, seriously, what are you talking about?”
It’s from that article.
So our speculations that MM was named after said real person, are completely wrong! That seriously took me by surprise! Now the question is, WHY that name? And why does she come up with it in Red-Handed??