Nobody does Sexy Evil like Lana Parrilla
Lana Parrilla is her name, playing the Evil Queen on "Once Upon a Time" is her game.
The ABC Sunday night show "Once Upon a Time" is a leather-lover's dream. As the characters spend much of their time in a mythic age populated by woodsmen and fair maidens, Lana Parrilla strides among them like a fairy-tale Colossus.
The Queen of them all is Lana Parrilla, who menaces all the little children wearing a wide array of intimidating, but very chic, outfits.
|Lana Parrilla with her costar in "Once Upon a Time," Jennifer Morrison.|
Below are various pictures of Lana Parrilla walking, flouncing, posing and otherwise enjoying her many, many black leather ensembles from the show. The best pictures, though, are of Lana in real life, such as at the Comic Con conventions. Lana apparently loves to play off of her character even when simply being herself.
Lana has become an iconic figure. While originally not the star of the show, hers has become the breakout character.
Lana's status as the real star of "Once Upon A Time" was cemented in 2017, when she continued on for a seventh season while her former co-stars left the show. While their departures may have been voluntary, the producers obviously figured that Lana could carry the show virtually by herself.
However, in a very unusual move - perhaps unprecedented in a prime-time series - Lana returns to the show as a completely new character, with a new name. Instead of playing the mayor, Lana plays a barmaid. Whether there is some continuation between her Evil Queen character and this new character is unclear.
A few other characters returned for the show's seventh season, such as fan favorite Colin O'Donoghue. Colin, however, joined the show during its run, not at the beginning like Lana.
In Hollywood-speak, "Once Upon A Time" is rebooting - which also is an unusual tactic for a continuing series. Usually, reboots of television series don't work - they most commonly occur when a show either is failing already or switching to a new station toward the end of its run - but "Once Upon A Time" seems to have a lucky star.
|Lana in her barmaid role on "Once Upon A Time."|
That "Once Upon a Time" is a career-defining role for Lana Parrilla is certain. Entering the seventh season, Lana had been in all 156 episodes of the show and ultimately could get past 200 if the seventh season reboot succeeds.
|Lana Parrilla at Comic Con 2013 in San Diego.|
|Lana showing off her tattoo of a feather, which she considers to be a lucky talisman for her.|
|This picture shows before and after shots of Lana in and out of costume.|
|It's kind of cool that Lana appears to like black leather, she does look good in it.|
|Nice motorcycle jacket, love the stern look, you can tell she can be a handful.|
|Lana with her mother from the series, played by none other than Barbara Hershey.|
|'Eat the apple, little girl!"|
|It really does look like her fangs are about to drop down|
|Lana Parrilla is the mistress of predatory looks|
|'Don't worry, kids, you'll be fine."|
|"Are you talking to me? Are you ... talking .... to me?"|