Once Upon a Time brings another new fairy tale story to life tonight on "Tallahassee" when Jorge Garcia shows up as the Giant at the top of the beanstalk.
In last Sunday's episode
, Hook offered Emma and Snow help in their quest to return to Storybrooke through a magical compass. In order to acquire the compass, they have to climb to the top of the beanstalk, overcome the Giant up top, and find the compass.
I had the opportunity to speak with the charming Jorge Garcia on the phone about his time playing the Giant on Once Upon a Time.
Are you excited for your episode to air this week?
I am. Definitely. We shot in a full green screen studio, so just to see how it all comes together is definitely something I'm curious about. There is a lot you have to do on faith. This was a full green screen studio with a few practical pieces. I've never done anything that was that completely green.
How did the role of the Giant come about?
Eddy [Kitsis] and Adam [Horowitz], whenever we'd see each other, we'd talk about how to find a way to bring me on Once Upon a Time. They pitched me the idea about a Giant and I thought that was a pretty inspired idea for me to play. And, so I was up for it immediately.
What is the Giant's costume like?
It's awesome. it's definitely the most extravagant costume I've ever worn for anything. It's essentially ... ropes. It's a big kind of flowing rope thing. It has a lot of different bangles and things that hang off of it. It's really cool looking. It's worn and tattered too. It's like I've been wearing it a long time.
Why is the Giant on the beanstalk? Is Jack around?
We don't see [Jack] in this episode. We know he's a giant at the top of the beanstalk, that kinda places the story that we are jumping from but in the Once Upon a Time fashion, the details aren't necessarily how you would expect them to be.
As a Giant, will you try to eat Emma or Hook?
That's a curious question. ... I haven't had to eat anyone so far on the show.
Will we see the Giant again?
So far, I've shot one episode. I'll be going back in a month to shoot another.
Once Upon a Time "Tallahassee" airs Sunday, November 4th at 8 pm ET on ABC.
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