Elliot Knight Talks Merlin's Big Reveal and Answers Our 26 Questions
The British actor portrays the famed sorcerer on the ABC fairytale drama.
In Season 5 of ABC's fairytale drama Once Upon a Time, Merlin finds himself on a valiant quest to free Emma from the powers of an ancient darkness. Though the task is dangerous, anything beats life as a tree. Since his big reveal as the famed sorcerer, actor Elliot Knight (whom you may also recognize as Aiden on How to Get Away with Murder) has quickly become one of the most beloved characters in Storybrooke. Knight took time away from fighting evil to talk about his favorite pop culture wizards and answer our 26 burning questions.
Advice Merlin can give to OUAT fans:
Things are about to get EPIC.
Best Merlin moment thus far:
The hood reveal, apparently!
Character from OUAT you wouldn't mind dating:
Anyone driven and adventurous with an open heart.
Describe yourself in one sentence:
Enjoying the adventures that come my way!
Embarrassing story from the set of OUAT you're ready to share:
I hit Merida in the boob with an arrow during a turf war. Sorry, Amy!
Favorite pop culture wizard:
I think you know...
GIF that accurately describes how you feel today:
How does one survive in a tree?
Nuts. Lots of nuts. And befriending squirrels.
Interesting fun fact about yourself:
I’m English! Could you tell?
Job you'd probably have if you weren't an actor:
Karaoke song you slay:
Childish Gambino's "Freaks and Geeks" every time.
Last TV show you binge-watched:
Season 1 of Homeland.
Meme you're really feeling right now:
Nineties music video you still dig:
"Men in Black" by Will Smith!
OUAT relationship you "ship" most:
Ask me on Monday!
Person you admire most:
The person I strive to become.
Question people ask you all the time:
Are you Australian?
Revelations you've had about the OUAT cast since you started working with them:
How devoted their fans are! #Oncers
Song you think perfectly captures Merlin's vibe:
The Pirates of the Caribbean theme!
TV show you'd love to guest star on:
American Crime — brilliant series.
Up-and-coming band you hope blows up soon:
Been a while since I listened to a band! But I have a few friends who are very talented musicians. They’re coming...
Villain from OUAT you'd like to grab a drink with:
Evil Regina, watching closely for poison.
Weirdest thing you've had to do on camera:
If it was too weird, I didn’t do it!
Since we will not ask for your favorite "X word," give us your shameless plug here:
Er, shout out to Xena, Warrior Princess? Hercules, too. #childhood
YouTube video you've been showing all your friends lately:
The OUAT episode 7 sneak peek!
If you didn't know Zimbio was an entertainment site, what would you think "a Zimbio" was?
A Zumba mini workout program!