We created this site in 2008, but we have never thought Elizabeth could know about its existence. EMfc was born only because we love Elizabeth so much and wanted to do something for her. Our intention has always been promoting her as an actress and also sharing with the rest of the world what an amazing human being she is.
In May 2012 she talked about us for the first time during an event and it was totally unexpected. Since then she’s kept doing that in public during interviews but also in private where she told us the most amazing things. It’s such an honour for us being the place she’s happy and feel safe to visit online, we have her blessing, her trust and her love. This woman has given so much to us through the years that can’t be express in words.
On July 23, 2016 she gave us the most incredible three hours of our life because she invited us for dinner to meet us. We added a special page for the dinner, you can see that at this link. Check it out because there’s also a message for the fans who took part of our fanbook project that we gave to her at the dinner.
In this page we collected all the things she said about us in public during interviews or events and messages we’ve been asked to share because there was something said also for the fans. You can read and watch them below.
What did you first think when you got the call and they told you that you’re gonna be part of Once Upon A Time?
Oh I was really excited, coz’ I’ve kind of like heard that it was a possibily, but I hadn’t really gotten a call about it. And then there was this wonderful little fansite that.. I have the most gorgeous fans in the whole world and they put up like a mock over the…on this REALLY amazing site. And it was me all dressed as the Snow Queen. And I was like :O
I really felt like they kind of did it. Yeah they did because after that came up… then I got the call and I was so grateful. I said WOW!
How did you joining the show come about?
I always go to that fan site of mine, only because I feel like they know what’s going on before I do. [Laughs] They said something about “Elizabeth Mitchell being considered for Frozen part,” and I was like, “That doesn’t make sense. That’s not really age appropriate.” Then I got a call saying that [executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis] are wondering, if this role came about, would I be interested in doing it? I was like, “Yes!” My manager was like, “Give it some thought.” “I did, yes.” I played really hard to get, obviously. Then [Adam and Eddy] called me and they were so excited about it. We had such a great talk about villains, which I can’t really go into because it has to do with what happens [on the show]. My whole theory has always been that villains never know they are villains. That seems to be the case here, even though she does some crazy stuff. It’s been really fun.
“Whenever I feel down, I come here to see what you post. I’m so grateful for the way you’ve kept the fans up to date, the way I would like to. I appreciate you so much!
Tell them (the other fans) they’re truly lovely and I’m so grateful.”
On March 2013 Elizabeth did an interview for Brink Magazine and she mentioned us. This is what she said:
What was your reaction the first time you saw a fansite dedicated to you?
A nice one? I was just grateful. One site [www.elizabeth-mitchell.org/] is incredibly sweet. I’ll go on there anytime I want to see if there’s nice things being said, because it’s run by a bunch of really lovely people. I don’t really search around too much, because I find, when you do, it’s like sticking your hand under the couch cushion without checking with your eyes first. You’re gonna get bit by something. I don’t really do it that often. I think if I did, it would hurt my acting a little, so I try to protect it a little bit.
On July 2012 we got a message from Elizabeth where she thanks us and all her supportive fans.
“Let them know I am grateful, as I am not the best time-manager to get around to answer all the wonderful things people have to say.”
Elizabeth wants to thank us all for our support through the years. She said she doesn’t get to thank everyone personally often, but she really appreciate us all and wants us to know how much she’s “genuinely touched” by our love and support.
This Art can be a very difficult business on many levels sometimes and she said that when she needs to remember why she does what she does and how we – the fans – see her, she turns on this site and is brightened and encouraged that the thought and care behind what she does comes through. She calls us “bright light during hard time”.
And with that we think we’re the luckiest fandom on the planet because she’s the most amazing person in this business. We know there are other nice artists out there, blah blah… and you can’t help who you love but we really believe we fell for the best one, not just the most terrific actress (that is obvious), but fairly the most incomparable person.
You know when you think “wow, she’s really the most adorable person, she couldn’t be any better, it’s humanly impossible”? Well she is always better!
She’ll move on to work on REVOLUTION soon and see what challenges that and a soon-to-be-seven-year-old bring her. But she knows, when it gets difficult, she “can always check in to the site and feel the love”.
This is the transcription of what she said:
Q: So you’re not on twitter and you’re not on Facebook…
Elizabeth Mitchell: I’m not. Someone posing as meon Facebook. And it’s ????
Q: There is a lovely(?) Elizabeth Mitchell Fan Club on there.
EM: Which is so nice! That’s where I go to get clips and stuff!
Q: For yourself?
EM: Yeah! If I need clips like to send to somebody or something yeah, I go to my fansite!
Q: These fans are the best!
EM: I know! My… my… I called my manager, because he needed something funny and he went like way back in time and he was like “WOOOW”.
It’s like, it’s like an encyclopedia!
Q: It is.
EM: It’s gorgeous!
Q: It’s an online archive of everything you’ve ever done!
EM: Awww I’m so happy????
Q: Candids photos of you eating ice-cream on Bainbridge Island. I mean, you know, it’s got everything!
EM: Yeah. Well every time I have a really hard time I go on there coz’ there’s nothing negative!
EM: It’s deleted real fast. Sorry.
Q: ??? instead of any negative.
EM: No, I know, it’s great. There’ll be like “post deleted” and I’m like “ohhh nooo”
Q: Whatever you said.
Peter Raffa has been so kind to send us something really special after the KRLF event on Bainbridge Island. This is the poster Liz signed for us.
“I read you, guys. I’m so grateful.”