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Innocent Children (and Dogs) Had Better Beware: Cruella de Vil Cast For Once Upon a Time

The curl of her lips, the ice of her...wait, we've already got too much ice this season.


Suddenly I can’t recall if there’s ever been a dog on Once Upon a Time

Entertainment Weekly revealed the hiring of NBC Dracula actress Victoria Smurfit for the ABC series but didn’t reveal who she’d be playing. However, TVLine suggested Cruella because a dalmatian was, ahem, spotted, on set the other day. But there’s also this:

Screen shot 2014-11-06 at 11.49.31 AM The tweet itself seems to have since been deleted.

Not sure if any of you watched Dracula. I did. It was… interesting. I kept with it mostly because of Smurfit if I’m being honest. She was a classy, Victorian vampire slayer.

Anyway, for those of you feeling like Frozen took over the show, it seems as if that arc will be wrapping up the first half of the season with the Cruella story getting teased in the winter finale to continue on until the end of Season 4.

(via Nerdist, image via darkcoragraph)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."