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'Once Upon a Time': Barbara Hershey cast as the Evil Queen's mom

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Like mother, like daughter?

We’ll find out soon enough if that’s the case for the Evil Queen. The show has just cast veteran actress Barbara Hershey to play her mother — with a bit of twist.

Hershey (Black Swan, Beaches) has been tapped for a guest role this season and a three-episode arc in the show’s NEXT season. That’s right, season 2.

While ABC has yet to announce a second season, the move is a bit of a no-brainer. The show was the highest-rated new drama of the season and has maintained steady numbers, with the last new episode garnering over 10 million viewers.

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