Emilie de Ravin Joins Once Upon a Time

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Emilie de Ravin is the latest addition to the cast of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” TV Guide reports.

De Ravin, best known for her role as Claire Littleton on the network’s “LOST,” will play the role of Belle, the fairytale heroine of “Beauty and the Beast” beginning in episode 12, airing early next year.

Created by “LOST” scribes Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, “Once Upon a Time” premiered last month and tells the story of fairytale characters living in secret in the modern world.

Details of Belle’s role are currently few, though it is reported that her character will be connected in some capacity to Robert Carlyle’s Rumplestiltskin and that, while there is no confirmation of the Beast himself, the Disney-created character of Gaston is planned to be featured as well (though no casting has been announced).

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