ONCE UPON A TIME Finds Emma’s Mentor In Rya Kihlstedt

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Once Upon A Time is looking to put some meat on the bones of Emma Swan’s backstory with the casting of her mentor to be played by Rya Kihlstedt.

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It seems that Cleo (Kihlstedt) was an inspiration to Emma turning her life around. She was an accomplished bail bondsperson who came up from a rough early life and is described as both tough and possessing a nurturing side.

Look for Cleo’s appearance in episode 5.20 “Firebird”.

Rya Kihlstedt was last seen in the Heroes Reborn miniseries and has also appeared in Dexter and Nashville.

SOURCE: TVline.com