'Once Upon a Time': Rose McGowan to Play Young Cora

REP SHEET: Rose McGowan

Rose McGowan, best known for starring on Charmed and her breakout role in Scream, has signed with APA.

Once Upon a Time is heading even further back in time.

In an upcoming season-two origin episode, ABC's fairy-tale drama has booked Charmed alum Rose McGowan to portray a younger version of Regina's evil mother, Cora (Barbara Hershey), The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The origin episode, airing next year, will center on Cora.

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Once Upon a Time has jumped back in time during the course of two seasons, with flashbacks to its fairy-tale world to explain the backstories of the Storybrooke characters.

Repped by APA and Untitled Entertainment, McGowan has appeared in Nip/Tuck and 2011's Conan the Barbarian.

Earlier this month, it was announced that Once Upon a Time would be one of the TV shows taking part in next year's PaleyFest.

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