Ginnifer Goodwin, best known for her portrayal of Snow White in ABC’S hit series Once Upon a Time, announced last year that she was expecting her first child sometime in 2014. The actress has appeared on Once Upon a Time since its pilot episode—but how will her pregnancy affect her role? Or will the show be able to “film around” her pregnancy, as many shows before it have attempted to do?
The character of Snow White in the story may be ripe for the writers to work in Ginnifer’s growing baby-bump rather than attempt to hide it through bulky coats or crafty editing. In the show’s third season, a teary Snow White (trapped, of course, in Neverland while searching for her grandson) revealed to Prince Charming that her deepest secret was that she wanted another child; a child that she could raise because she had missed out on the childhood of her first daughter, Emma.
It may have seemed like an insignificant moment in the grand scheme of the show, but could Snow White’s secret be used to work in a pregnancy plotline for the character? It would make sense—both Snow White and Prince Charming agreed that they wanted to have another child and, now that they are separated from Emma by an entire realm, the time is “ripe” (so to speak) for an attempt to start over with a new life. Or, depending on the mood of the writers, Snow White’s pregnancy could be an unplanned surprise as they attempt to find a way to get back to their daughter and grandson in the “real world” realm.
There’s been no word as of yet regarding the future of Ginnifer’s character on the show—pregnancy or otherwise. Depending on how fast Ginnifer grows during her pregnancy, it may not even be necessary for the writers to think of some way to cover up or explain her changing body. But—on the slight chance that they did jump at the idea of turning her real life pregnancy into a character arc, fans of the show would probably jump for joy at the new and potentially drama-making development.
Will Ginnifer Goodwin’s pregnancy affect Once Upon a Time? Unfortunately, the answer has not yet been answered or alluded to by anyone in the cast. But with Once Upon a Time? Anything could be in the cards. Check out Once Upon a Time after you sign up for Time Warner Cable Internet deals!