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Published On: Sat, Apr 5th, 2014

‘Once Upon a Time’ season 3: Rebecca Mader discusses Wicked Witch make-up, nightmares from ‘Wizard of Oz’

She’s a long way from Charlotte on Lost as Rebecca Mader is now the big villain on Once Upon a Time – the Wicked Witch.

once-upon-a-time-season-3-spoilers Rebecca Mader as Wicked witchWhile talking with HitFix in a new April 4 interview, Mader discussed the conversion to the Witch and confesses that it’s not easy getting off.

“Between the hair and the costume and the hat and then the lighting, there’s been so much to play with in creating Zelena. But it’s not easy to get off, especially when it’s been on for twelve hours. It’s the oil that takes the paint off my face, plus two other people and hot, wet towels does the trick.”

She jokes about the character, watching Wizard of Oz and how it gave her nightmares.

“Someone said to me, you can’t believe you’re playing someone you think is mean. I’d never hope to give any children nightmares with my performance, though.”

After getting the role, Mader had to catch up on Once rather quickly.

“I’d meant to, it was on my list, but I hadn’t seen it. So I watched 54 episodes in two-and-a-half weeks, and the Evil Queen quickly became my favorite character. I was so drawn to the villain. So watching so much so quickly, I realized I do have to differentiate myself from Regina, who is so wonderful, because I don’t want to be the Evil Queen. I wanted to be different than the Evil Queen and Rumple, too, so I kept that in mind.”

Check out the full interview HERE

Once Upon a Time airs Sunday on ABC at 8pm.

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  1. Oz in the News 4.7.14 | The Daily Ozmapolitan says:

    […] ‘Once Upon a Time’ season 3: Rebecca Mader discusses Wicked Witch make-up, nightmares from ‘Wi…  “Between the hair and the costume and the hat and then the lighting, there’s been so much to play with in creating Zelena. But it’s not easy to get off, especially when it’s been on for twelve hours. It’s the oil that takes the paint off my face, plus two other people and hot, wet towels does the trick.” […]

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