regina mills appreciation week
∟day one, favourite persona: the evil queen
No one ever warns you about bringing up daughters. You think it’s going to be like Little Women. Instead they’re at each other’s throats from dawn till dusk.
The Queen takes Comic Con.
River and the Doctor + the bow tie
ouat meme: six scenes [4/6]
↳ 3x19; a curious thing
✘ Regina Mills appreciation week, Day 1 → favourite persona: young Regina
↳ Young Regina is my favourite because frankly, Lana’s performance blows me away every time she’s playing young Regina. I can see how much she’s enjoying playing The Evil Queen (especially in scenes with Bobby Carlyle), which is my second favourite, but I personally think Lana really gets to shine in those episodes (particularly in We Are Both). She delivers her lines with Mayor Mills tone of voice, with that now trademark head tilt towards the other person - this is still a young, hurt girl, but her temper, her anger, her future is coming through. This is what I most love about young Regina - and it’s because of Lana’s talent to show us/hint at Regina’s layers. And then there’s the storytelling. The journey to who she becomes later; it’s tragic, it’s messed up, but it’s fascinating to watch. But in the hands of a less capable actress, I wouldn’t buy it. You can dress anyone in the Evil Queen outfit and make her crush a heart to show that she’s becoming The Evil Queen, but that doesn’t make it believable - you also have to be a great actress to sell it. And I honestly think I wouldn’t care if it wasn’t for Lana’s truly remarkable performance.
young regina appreciation post
"She’s the face of this rebellion. They’ll follow her."
OUAT Cast at Entertainment Weekly's Annual Comic-Con Celebration
ShowbizJunkies - Comic Con 2014 Lana Parrilla Interview