Lee Arenberg on His Role in Once Upon a Time, the Acting Profession, and Keeping Things Real
It’s impossible to remain nervous for long while interviewing Lee Arenberg, who plays Leroy/Grumpy on the hit show Once Upon a Time. He’s so warm and generous, and he has a real gift for putting others at ease as well as making them laugh.
Turns out that’s no accident—Lee endeavors to live by his own creed of respect (“What you give is what you get”, and he naturally takes the lead in cultivating heart to heart communication. As a result, my phone interview with him was a total joy and often quite inspiring. We’re so grateful he granted this exclusive May 2012 interview for the Once Upon A Fan website:
Interview by Gareth Hughes
Once Upon A Fan recently got the chance to pose a few questions to Once Upon A Time’s Faustino Di Bauda, who plays the role of Sleepy on the smash hit ABC series. His answers revealed a very interesting back story and shows that belief and destiny can sometimes enter all of our lives at the most unexpected times.
Tell us about your plans during the break from filming?
At present, still going out on auditions as well as taking a class to keep honing the skills. Also working on some retaining walls, walkways and landscaping at my Mom's house.