Ginnifer Goodwin is fulfilling one of her life’s ambitions by playing Snow White in the new ABC series, “Once Upon A Time.”
The show is already being compared to NBC’s “Grimm,” which is inspired by Grimm’s classic fairy tales. “It seems strange to me that there have been a lot of joint reviews of the two shows,” says Goodwin. “The only thing I see we have in common is that we both draw from a certain expansive genre of literature.”
Goodwin plays Mary Margaret Blanchard, a contemporary transformation of Snow White who, thanks to an Evil Queen’s curse, is trapped in a Maine village with other fairy tale folks.
Goodwin, a 33-year-old Memphis native, is best known for her role on the HBO polygamy drama “Big Love.” Her film credits include “Mona Lisa Smile” and “Walk the Line.”
“I thought there might be pressure to live up to such an iconic character as Snow White,” she said. “There’s not. The parts of the story that we’re addressing are always things that could have happened off-page. I’m not re-enacting any part of the Snow White story you’ve read before, or seen in a movie, nor is anybody else re-enacting parts of their stories you’re familiar with.”