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OTRC: 'Once Upon A Time in Wonderland's Alice, Jafar talk new spinoff

Sophie Lowe and Peter Gadiot star in the upcoming ABC series 'Once Upon A Time In Wonderland.' (OTRC)

More classic Disney characters and other fairy tales are coming to life in the new series "Once Upon A Time in Wonderland," which premieres on Thursday, Oct. 10.

The show is a spinoff of the hit fantasy drama "Once Upon A Time," which stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison, and is a loose adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland."

Actress Sophie Lowe, who portrays Alice, former "LOST" cast member Naveen Andrews, who plays Jafar, and co-stars Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby and Michael Socha sat down to talk to OTRC.com to talk about the upcoming series.

Check out excerpts from the cast of 'Once Upon A Time in Wonderland's interviews with OTRC.com below and watch the above videos for the extended versions.

Sophie Lowe on Alice's costumes:

"I have, in the flashback scenes, I have this amazing purple puffy dress. It's kind of like traditional Alice, which I love, I love dresses like that. I've always wanted to do a character where I get wear something like that so, I love wearing that dress."

"And there's also another side of her where she becomes a bit stronger and she falls in love and she matures a lot and she starts wearing things that she could be more physical in like pants. But there's always a nice magical element to her outfit. There's also the Victorian stuff where she's kind of older and dirty and it's not as pretty as the Wonderland outfit."

Emma Rigby on playing the evil Red Queen:

"When I originally met with the writers, I actually met for the role of Alice, but they saw me and said, 'You'd make a good queen.' That's why I love acting and I love Daniel Day Lewis because when he performs, he is a character, he's never himself and that's what I feel like I can do with this role. I want to be something completely different, I want to transcend, I want to imagine, I want to play."

Naveen Andrews on the difference from the original "Alice in Wonderland":

"It's not an over-irreverent homage to a 19th century classic, not if you're bringing in elements of the Arabian nights, it's kind of outrageous in some ways, but it also implies tremendous freedom and great daring I think. That's what makes it exciting to me, because if you have that kind of freedom with the piece, you should have that kind of freedom with creating a character."

Reporting by George Pennacchio, Senior Entertainment Correspondent for the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings). The series is produced by KABC Television near Los Angeles.

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