The Friday night hit Grimm specializes in putting a dark new spin on the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Now a real life fairy tale plays out with this week's episode.

Happenstance led to an acting novice landing a major guest starring role on the series.

Two months ago, Jacqueline Toboni was just another senior on the University of Michigan campus.

Back in February, Toboni's Screen Arts class played host to two of Grimm''s producers. They wound up watching the students do a script reading. They made such an impression, Toboni and two others were invited to audition for the Portland-filmed show.

Toboni earned the part of a mysterious newcomer.

Being on Grimm means plenty of action, which put Toboni's study in stage combat to good use.

All the fighting, all the punches, and getting down and beating up people. That's Jacqueline. That's Trubel, she says of her character.

Originally, Toboni was supposed to be in three episodes of Grimm , but it was expanded to four, and producers say there's a good chance she'll be back for more action next season.

This week's episode of Grimm will air on KGW-TV Saturday at 7 p.m. (due to the Blazers/Rockets playoff game Friday night).

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