"Once Upon a Time" is getting a visit from Mulan. According to EW, "Hangover 2" actress and "Real World" veteran Jamie Chung has been cast as the legendary warrior.
The character is expected to recur throughout "Once Upon a Time" Season 2 as is the newly cast Sleeping Beauty. Irish actress Sarah Bolger has been cast as Princess Aurora, who will also be introduced and recur in "Once Upon a Time" Season 2, according to TVLine.
Other Season 2 cast changes include the promotion of "Lost" star Emilie de Ravin. She appeared in a handful of Season 1 episodes as Belle and will be a regular cast member during Season 2. Meghan Ory, Red Riding Hood on the series, will also be a series regular for Season 2.
"Once Upon a Time" Season 1 ended with the citizens of Storybrooke getting their memories -- and magic -- back. The Huffington Post caught up with the cast of "Once Upon a Time" in May after the Season 1 finale and they had one classic fairytale in mind for the "Once" treatment: Jack and the Beanstalk.
"I mean, 'Ho, ho, ho, hum.' It's just fun," Lana Parrilla, who plays the Evil Queen on "Once," said. "It's something I always remembered as a kid. It's one of my favorite stories. I remember seeing an animated version of it, I can't remember how -- it may have been some Disney version or some like 'Looney Tunes' version of it -- I just remember being like 'Oh my god, he's climbing up that beanstalk and now he's entering a different realm!' It's just a fascinating story to me."
In other casting news ...
Kristoffer Polaha is heading to "Jersey." The "Ringer" veteran will be a series regular on CBS's new legal show "Made In Jersey" as a third-year associate. [TVLine]
Eileen Davidson is returning to "Days of Our Lives." Davidson played Kristen Blake from 1993-1998. The character was last seen being sold into a harem. [THR]
Barbara Hershey has a new Lifetime movie. Hershey will star in "Left to Die" opposite Rachael Leigh Cook. The telefilm tells the story of Sandra Chase, a woman who was wrongly imprisoned for drug trafficking in Ecuador. [THR]