The Evil Queen doesn't have many friends on Once Upon a Time, but that doesn't bother portrayer Lana Parrilla. When Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with star at San Diego Comic-Con 2013, she revealed that there will be unlikely friendships forming in Season 3 — but they don't come without many struggles.
Aboard the Jolly Roger, The Charmings, Emma, Rumplestitlskin, and Captain Hook have to work together en route to Neverland, which Lana admits was not easy. However, she notes that Regina is less "self-possessed" and will "work in this group to get Henry back."
Read on to see what else she spilled about the upcoming season, then hit the comments with your thoughts and theories!
Wetpaint Entertainment: So, what’s happening in Neverland?
Lana Parrilla: I’ve completed one episode; I’ve read the second. I know nothing. Nothing is ever really revealed in the first couple episodes anyway.
Robert [Carlyle] said that the camaraderie pretty much gets tossed overboard within minutes of the first episode. Does Regina end up with an unlikely allies?
I think there are some friendships that develop surprisingly to us villains and heroes.
Last season, Regina struggled so much with trying to be the person Henry wants her to be while also being who she actually is. How is she dealing with that this season?
Like I said, we just completed the first episode, so I have no idea! She’s going to be struggling with other things and I think that’s what’s happening right now with Regina. I think she’s having to step out of herself and work in this group to get Henry back, and she’s not as self-possessed — at least from what we shot in the first episode. I don’t see her as self-possessed as she normally is.
In the past two seasons, did you get to take home any mementos?
No, I haven’t, although my niece has her own little Evil Queen costume that they made her. She’s an amazing little girl, so she got one — I didn’t get one.. But you know, my fans are so amazing and I love them so much. They give me the most incredible gifts, so I feel like I have so many from every season. I even have a shovel! Someone gave me a shovel from the episode when I was digging something! It has Regina Mills inscribed on it. I also get a lot of Evil Queen jewelry and feathers and stuff.
What do you want to see from Regina in Season 3? Sound off below, and catch the Once Upon a Time premiere on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.