Sometimes Lana Cries For The Queen
This is part of a series of posts on the thought process that Lana Parrilla brings her role as Regina Mills. They often come from old interviews and may have nothing to do with the current episode or story arc. My interest is in understanding how the actress becomes Regina Mills, and how we can understand Regina by paying close attention to what Lana makes her do.
Is there anyone that’s really on her side?
Parrilla: I was telling my boyfriend about her the other day. Sometimes it’s hard. I’m the character and I just needed my space and I needed to be lone for a little bit. I was like, “You don’t understand how much work I have. You don’t know what she’s going through. She’s lost everyone and her mother!” And I just started bawling and he’s like, “Oh my God. All right, Lan, you’re exactly where you need to be to play the part, but I’m going to go over there.” [Laughs] But I cry for her all the time. I mean, God, it’s just heartbreaking what this woman is going through. It is. I think it’s a really lonely, sad place for Regina to be left in Storybrooke without anyone. Even Gold, I mean he’s there but he’s not there.
–from a tvline.com interview x