Interview by Gareth Hughes
Lana Parrilla is much in demand these days. The Brooklyn raised latinos star is ascending, thanks in no small part to what can arguably be classed as the defining role of her entire career, playing the wickedly delicious Evil Queen on ABC's Once Upon A Time
Lana Parrilla grew up in a family household where pursuing one's dreams was encouraged. Beginning at an early age, Lana was constantly making videos with her family, signaling her desire even then to be an actress. After graduating from high school, Lana moved to Los Angeles and began honing her craft in local theatre productions.
Success came quickly for Lana, snagging roles in US TV shows such as Spin City, Boomtown (for which she earned the Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress), Six Feet Under and 24. Eagle eyed viewers will also have spotted Lana in Lost during the shows 2-part season three finale. However her most memorable role prior to OUAT was almost certainly that of Trina Decker, one half of a hilarious swinging couple in the CBS drama Swing Town. In January 2011, Lana snagged one of the leading roles on ABC's flagship fairy tale show and the rest, as they say, is history.
Despite her busy schedule, Lana recently took a few minutes out of her own time to answer some questions exclusively for Once Upon A Fan.