Nobody does Sexy Evil like Lana Parrilla
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.|
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."|
|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?"|