In the world of Hollywood, actors leave television shows all the time. Oftentimes, a star will leave a show at the height of their popularity on a particular show. But seldom do we see the shake-up happening on ABC’s Once Upon A Time. It’s not just one star leaving the fantasy drama which began in 2011. It’s a mass exodus of biblical proportions. For fans, it means saying goodbye to their favorite stars after Season 6.
Once Upon A Time creators/producers Adam Horrowitz and Edward Kitsis announced that six of their main stars are leaving. The list included Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White), Josh Dallas (Prince Charming), Rebecca Mader (Wicked Witch Zelena), Jared Gilmore (Henry), Emilie De Raven (Belle), and, most surpising of all, Jennifer Morrison who plays the pivotal and lead character on the show — Emma Swan.
The showrunners responded to Morrison’s surpising exit with this statement:
“The past six years of collaborating with Jennifer as Emma Swan have been truly magical,” said series co-creators and show-runners Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis. “Watching her breathe life into Emma, she accomplished more than we could have dreamed possible — she gave life to a brand-new Disney Princess, filled with strength and intelligence and an incredible closet full of red leather jackets.