Rose McGowan to Star in Flashback Episode of Once Upon a Time

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With Once Upon a Time Season 2 on hiatus until January 6, here is some exciting casting news to tide fans over:

Rose McGowan (Charmed, Nip/Tuck) will guest star on an early 2013 episode of the ABC series as a young version of Cora, as viewers learn more than ever about Regina's evil mother.

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Cora, of course, landed in Storybrooke (along with Captain Hook) on the Once Upon a Time winter finale.

McGowan, meanwhile, has also guest-starred on Law & Order: SVU and appeared in such films as Grindhouse and Death Proof.

As you await news episodes of this ABC smash, chime in now on our Once Upon a Time midseason report card and grade what's gone down so far.

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Rose McGowan looks so much like actress Barbara Rush

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Wow...she was so beautiful. Talk about trout pout!

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She used to be so pretty.. Not so much now !!!!!!!!!

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She would look better as a brunette, the blonde just doesn't work on her.Loved her a young cora. Good luck, Rose!!

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she had work done even before her accident and made her mouth look horrible. she was beautiful now she looks jacked. why do people always wanna mess with a good thing be happy and move on stop butchering yourself

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Rose used to be so beautiful. What happened?!

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welcome back Rose, I didn't know she was in an accident.
You look great! and you are a talent actress and that what count in my book.

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She had a car accident, where broken glass cut open her face. It had to be redone.

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FYI to the author: "Grindhouse" refers to the double-release of "Planet Terror" and "Death Proof," both of which Rose starred in.

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She looks plastic! Did she have work done?