“Once Upon a Time”
is the new ABC drama based on Grimm’s fairytales (among other fanciful
stories), where the characters from fairytale land are trapped in
Storybrooke, Maine. Lana Parrilla is the Evil Queen, who in Storybrooke is the mayor. She is the one who cast the curse to send them all to our world and is the only one (so far) who knows their true natures.
“‘Once Upon a Time’ is about these two parallel worlds – one is the fairytale world and one is a contemporary world,” says Parrilla. “In the fairy tale world, the Evil Queen casts a spell and sends all those characters to our world.”
“The Evil Queen is just so much fun to play. I think it’s just really interesting how the writers have created these parallel counterparts,” she continues. “You should watch it, ’cause if you don’t, I’m gonna cast a spell on you.”
“Once Upon a Time” premieres Sunday, Oct 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.