Michael chats with Entertainment Weekly about the fate of Neal (Baelfire) on Once Upon A Time:
Do you know why Baelfire started using “Neal Cassady” as his alias?
We didn’t speak entirely about that. But I was stoked because I was a huge fan of Kerouac and the Beats. It wouldn’t be a stretch to think that Neal — Baelfire — when he wound up in present day America, came across that book [On the Road] in his travels as a rudderless, wandering hobo that knew nobody and nothing of the culture or customs. And he’d been doing that for years, for hundreds of years.
And how did you react when you found about the show’s twisted version of Neverland?
I think it’s f—ing great. Part of me, when I first heard it, was like, “Oh come on, guys! Peter Pan was my favorite fairy tale as a kid, and now he’s this bastard!” But I think it works incredibly well. He’s this child thief. One of the things that I like best about this show is revisiting these fairy tales with fresh eyes. Some of the best ideas are the ones where you say to yourself, “why didn’t I f—in’ think of that?” And this is one of those.
I added 1 new HQ Once Upon a Time still from the episode “Lacey” as well as 6 new HQ stills from tonight’s episode titled “Second Star to the Right” to the gallery.
19 . Lacey ( April 21, 2013 ) – Stills
21 . Second Star to the Right (May 5, 2013) – Stills