Spoilers: Season 2 casting news!

TV|LINE: Exclusive: Wake Up! Once Upon a Time Has Cast Sarah Bolger as Sleeping Beauty
EW: ‘Once Upon a Time’ scoop: ‘Hangover 2′ actress cast as legendary warrior — EXCLUSIVE

We finally have more news about a couple of recurring characters being introduced in the first episode of Season 2!!

Seriously exciting! Thanks to TV|LINE and EW for breaking the news! :D

Further info/articles (including spoilers about the characters in question) are available below the cut.

From TV|LINE:

Irish beauty Sarah Bolger shall also be a Sleeping Beauty, on ABC’s Once Upon a Time.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Bolger’s recurring character, Princess Aurora, will be introduced during the sophomore run of Once, which was last season’s highest-rated freshman drama. The fantastical series will again air Sundays at 8/7c; ABC has not yet announced their fall premiere dates.

Given Aurora’s backstory — namely, how she was cursed by Maleficent to die (or thanks to a fairy guardian, only fall into a very deep sleep) from a finger prick on a spinning wheel — one has to wonder if we have not seen the last of True Blood’s Kristin Bauer van Straten in the fairytale land that was.

From EW:

A legendary warrior is joining Once Upon a Time’s second season.

Hangover 2 and Sucker Punch actress Jamie Chung has been cast as the Chinese fighter Mulan in the show. The character is expected to have a recurring role in the ABC hit’s eagerly awaited second season.

The character originates from an ancient Chinese poem about Hua Mulan, a young woman who takes her elderly father’s place in the army. ABC’s parent company Disney adapted the story for a well-received 1998 animated musical film starring Ming-Na and Eddie Murphy.

UPDATE: Some more details about Mulan’s character. She’s described as having been trained in weaponry, tracking and riding, but “has a spirituality that enhances her tactical and strategic abilities. She has suffered past betrayals, so her trust is hard-won, but once she gives her oath of friendship her loyalty knows no boundaries.” Also, “when she falls in love, she falls hard.”

How will Mulan fit into the show’s current storyline? Perhaps the showrunners will give us some clues at Comic-Con next week.

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