Mader, que interpreta Zelena, a Bruxa Malvada do Oeste, anunciou sua retirada da série no Instagram, alegando que sua saída não era uma escolha pessoal, mas uma decisão criativa feita pelos produtores.
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To my Darling Pretties, First of all I would like to start by congratulating Adam, Eddie, Lana, Bobby and Colin on the pick up of Once Upon A Time! I am truly happy for you all and most importantly for the fans that will get to keep tuning in each week to see where they will take us. A lot of you have been asking if I will be joining everyone in Season 7, so I wanted to let you know personally that unfortunately I am not. This wasn't my choice but a creative decision of the shows that I totally respect and understand. The most important thing is that you all know how much you mean to me. I am told frequently both online and in person that by being a part of such a special show I have in some way changed someone's life. This is hugely meaningful to me. I am here to let you know that I am the one who has been changed. Not just by playing such a well written multi-dimensional character but by the fandom itself. I have heard your stories, your pain, your struggles, your achievements and I have truly felt you. I have learned. I have grown. I am a better person because of you, the fans and everyone that blessed me with this opportunity to play such an iconic role. Congrats all and thank you! I look forward to the next. I invite you to come with me on this journey. I am forever changed. And I'm wicked. And Wicked Always Wins. Forever yours, Bex 💚
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A notícia vem apenas alguns dias depois de ter sido revelado que Jennifer Morrison optou por se afastar da série após o final da 6ª temporada.
No mesmo post, Mader agradeceu seus companheiros de trabalho, e expressou profunda gratidão por conseguir desempenhar “um papel tão icônico”.
Once Upon a Time retornou com a sua sexta temporada em março de 2017. No Brasil, a série de contos de fadas é exibida pelo canal pago Sony.