July 03, 2014 6:00am PT by Philiana Ng
'Once Upon a Time' Finds 'Frozen's' Elsa
Once Upon a Time has found its Elsa.
Australian actress Georgina Haig, who currently stars in CBS' summer drama Reckless, has landed the coveted role of the Frozen character for season four of ABC's fairy tale drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The character of Elsa was introduced at the end of the season-three finale and is expected to make her grand entrance in the premiere this fall. Haig will heavily recur.
In Disney's blockbuster Frozen, Kristoff was voiced by Jonathan Groff, Anna was voiced by Kristen Bell and Elsa was voiced by Broadway star Idina Menzel. Frozen has made $1.26 billion at the worldwide box office since its November 2013 release and won two Academy Awards, one for best animated feature and the other for best original song for “Let It Go," performed by Menzel.
Executive producer Edward Kitsis told THR in May of Once's iteration of Elsa: "[What] we loved so much about the character of Elsa was that she was considered a villain but she never really was. She was misunderstood. That, on our show, speaks to us so strongly, that it was a toy we had to play with."
Executive producer Adam Horowitz told THR that they are "honored" to be able to incorporate the Frozen universe into Once. "We fell in love with [the movie] when it came out last year like everyone did, and we want to do our best to do it justice," he said at the time.
The Paradigm-repped Haig currently plays Officer Lee Anne Marcus on CBS' freshman entry Reckless, which already wrapped filming on its 13-episode season; she previously recurred on Fringe as Peter's and Olivia's daughter Etta. On the film side, Haig appeared in the Chris O'Dowd-toplined feature The Sapphires, The Mule and Nerve.