Just read a good interview interview with Ginnifer Goodwin. It's long, so I'll put the link at the bottom but I'm bringing over the part that relates to MM/David's relationship since we've discussed it.
What do you make of the challenges that David and Mary Margaret have been facing this season? Itís worse than Ross and Rachel!
I love their storyline. Itís frustrating to play, and as an audience member, Iím certainly throwing things at the television. But itís also ó I feel itís so relatable. And I donít mean because people often find themselves in situations where theyíre in love with married men.
Or soon-to-be married men, like in "Something Borrowed."
Or "Walk the Line" Ö or "Big Love." Geez. You know, someone pointed out to me how my characters are always invovled in extramartial affairs. Itís awful, right? I donít condone it!
But I do feel that David and Mary Margaret are going throught a struggle that is relatable. And they are a couple who put obstacles in their own way. Iím finding that I thrive as an actress exploring that person and exploring that couple. Itís interesting because I know in some ways there has been a negative reaction by the public about what David is doing because everyone Ö
Is upset because heís married, right?
Right. But people are forgetting that heís cursed. The thing is, this couple will always put obstacles in their own way because they are cursed. That is what makes them different from their fairy-tale counterparts. In fairy-tale land, external things are always the obstacles. In Storybrook, just like in the modern world, these are people who insist on putting obstacles in their own way. And I think that Mary Margaret is addicted to disappointment so she puts herself in situations that are impossible ó and that almost make her happy. Her curse, as inflicted by the Evil Queen, is that just when sheís about to possess her happiness, she finds a way to make things bad for herself and to have those things taken away from her.
I feel that in many ways, she should have forgiven David and been more empathetic to his situation. He did make a mistake, but heís a good man and he was trying so hard to keep someone from hurting in not telling his wife about the other woman ó even though itís not really his wife. Snow Whiteís really his wife, and he doesnít really have any kind of relationship with this woman because all of his memories of his relationship with Katherine are false. But thatís just another example of Mary Margaret keeping herself from happiness because instead of growing and evolving and compromising in relationships in the way that we should in order to make ourselves happy, she has a knee-jerk reaction, when thereís any sign of conflict, to push people away. And thatís her curse. And Davidís curse is that he is insecure and he is paralyzed by guilt; heís so set in doing the right thing that he actually makes everything far too messy. I feel like he sort of stalls like a car when thereís possibility that heís hurt someone.
'Once Upon a Time's' Ginnifer Goodwin talks fairy tales, plus first look at Sunday's episode - latimes.com