Here is another interview with Jeffiner Morrison on what’s in store for Emma this week and in weeks to come:
With Mary Margaret’s fingerprints, what does Emma do? This is her roommate and her friend at this point, but Emma’s also the sheriff.
Morrison: Yeah. Ultimately Emma is very confident that Mary Margaret is not doing anything wrong and that something weird is going on. But if Emma doesn’t follow the evidence and she doesn’t follow through with doing what’s right based on what’s being handed to her evidence-wise — even if it has been tampered with or even if Mary Margaret is being set up or something — at this point, I have to follow through with it because otherwise I won’t be doing my job properly. It will look like I’m having some sort of favoritism for Mary Margaret, and then Regina would have cause to fire me. Then if she’s able to fire me and put someone else in that position, then she would definitely have control over ruining Mary Margaret. So I think Emma sees it as a very upsetting and frustrating position to be in to have to see the evidence as floating towards this person she truly believes to be innocent and who she truly cares about. But at the same time, I think she’s relieved that she’s the one in an authority position because it’s the best way she could possibly hopefully protect Mary Margaret.
Does Emma have any reason to think Regina’s involved in this specifically yet?
Morrison: I don’t think she specifically is thinking Regina at this point. I just think that she is very confident that Mary Margaret is not capable of murder. So it seems to her that something is off and wrong and that someone is trying to set her up for some reason.
You have a very interesting, very different dynamic on the show where these two characters are your parents, but you simply don’t believe it. Emma and David have had a few more scenes recently, but it’s mostly been about this case. Are we going to see a little bit more bonding there?
Morrison: There’s not a lot of reason at this point in the show, unfortunately. There’s just these little bits and pieces that we hit with them, because of the case obviously. So I feel like people are definitely going to get to see little bits of their time together, but Emma really does not believe on any, even small, scale that this person could possibly be her father. So it’s not like she’s going into this time with David thinking, “Oh gee, maybe this guy’s my father.” He’s just this guy that Mary Margaret fell in love with who’s causing all sorts of trouble by not being honest with people, and now his wife — it’s like in Emma’s eyes he’s just sort of the center of a lot of complications.
Emma’s been there a few months now. Making the leap to “these are my parents” is obviously something massive, but do you think she’s started to at all maybe be a little more receptive to something being off in this town?
Morrison: I think she’s absolutely at zero with thinking there’s any chance of a curse. I think that she feels like that there’s something going on in terms of there being some sort of manipulation or some sort of framing of something going on and someone being set up. And I think she thinks politically maybe there’s some dark things going on and she doesn’t understand why or who or what exactly their motives are, but it’s all very reality-based for her. There’s just zero part of her that believes it has anything to do with a curse.
And is her relationship going to progress with August? Obviously, we have more reason that she does to be suspicious or very curious about what exactly he’s doing.
Morrison: She’s obviously very skeptical of August. August is someone who doesn’t offer a lot of information about himself, which is very similar to Emma. She’s always been very guarded and she’s kept a lot of her life private. And she did that because she felt like she had a lot to hide. So I think she’s assuming that August must have a lot to hide if she’s operating the same way. So she is definitely very skeptical of him. And we’re going to see this bit of a dance that goes on in terms of the push and pull of her trying to figure out if he’s trustworthy or not or if he has good motives or bad motives or no motives. To her, he’s really the wild card in the town right now. She’s got everybody else sort of figured out and kind of knows what alliances exist and where they stand or who to trust or who not to trust. But she still feels the jury is out on him.
The show’s interesting in that with the different stories and the different characters the tone can be very different depending on what you’re focusing on. There can be a more fanciful tale involving, say, the fairies. But in this past episode with Red Riding Hood, it’s pretty dark stuff with all the corpses in the snow. Is it fun for you to be on a show that can go back and forth like that?
Morrison: Yeah, I like that about the show in particular, because I feel like it’s a nice representation of how life is. Things can be very light and cheery, and then everything can change in a moment. I was just talking to a friend of mine who, very tragically, had a friend who was in a very terrible car accident, and their whole family’s life changed based on dealing with these obstacles: hoping that she’ll pull through and hoping she’ll be okay. And that was life changing in an instant. And I feel like there’s a lot of what you see on our show; there’s these vast extremes that can happen on any given day and how faith and help are involved in both extremes of good and bad and light and dark.
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