Poche ore dopo l’annuncio del rinnovo di Once Upon a Time, è stato confermato l’addio di Rebecca Mader che quindi non tornerà nella settima stagione.
Mader ha ringraziato, nel post Instagram, i suoi fan per il supporto e ha anche ringraziato per aver avuto la possibilità di interpretare un personaggio tanto iconico.
To my Darling Pretties, First of all I would like to start by congratulating Adam, Eddie, Lana, Bobby and Colin on the pick up of Once Upon A Time! I am truly happy for you all and most importantly for the fans that will get to keep tuning in each week to see where they will take us. A lot of you have been asking if I will be joining everyone in Season 7, so I wanted to let you know personally that unfortunately I am not. This wasn't my choice but a creative decision of the shows that I totally respect and understand. The most important thing is that you all know how much you mean to me. I am told frequently both online and in person that by being a part of such a special show I have in some way changed someone's life. This is hugely meaningful to me. I am here to let you know that I am the one who has been changed. Not just by playing such a well written multi-dimensional character but by the fandom itself. I have heard your stories, your pain, your struggles, your achievements and I have truly felt you. I have learned. I have grown. I am a better person because of you, the fans and everyone that blessed me with this opportunity to play such an iconic role. Congrats all and thank you! I look forward to the next. I invite you to come with me on this journey. I am forever changed. And I'm wicked. And Wicked Always Wins. Forever yours, Bex 💚
La settima stagione della serie sarà concentrata su Regina, Rumple, Hook e due nuovi personaggi interpretati da Andrew J. West e Alison Fernandez, entrambi appariranno nel finale di due ore di domenica.