Category: Series Finale
Hello Evil Regals!
Yesterday, Lana attended the Once Upon A Time Series Finale Screening in West Hollywood. As usual our favorite Queen looked absolutely stunning! I have added 111 HQ red carpet photos to the gallery! You can find them by clicking here or by clicking on any of the thumbnails below! Enjoy!
Hello Evil Regals!
I have added HQ Episode Stills of Part I of the OUAT Series Finale titled ‘Homecoming‘, which will air this coming Friday, to the gallery!
As always, you can check the photos out by clicking here or by clicking on any of the thumbnails below! Enjoy!
Regina has had a handful of epic romances on Once Upon a Time, but few compare to her relationship with Robin Hood. While their love story is tragically cut short when Robin dies during season five, the lovebirds will finally have a reunion. Sean Maguire, who plays the infamous bandit, is among the many fan-favorite stars who are returning for the series finale! We sat down with Lana Parrilla, the actress who plays Regina, to discuss her directorial debut earlier this season, and we couldn’t help but ask what it was like reuniting with her costar and close friend.
“Sean just brings so much humor and light and comedy, so you’re going to get full of laughs when he was around,” she said. “He’s just very easy to get along with. He’s very easy to work with. I absolutely adore him. It was like he never left.” Of course, that is partly true. While the Robin Hood we all know dies during season five, Maguire did return to the show as an alternate “Wish Realm” version of the character during season six. Though, it seems we’ll be getting the “real deal” this time around. Continue reading
Once Upon a Time is officially coming to an end, which means we’ll have to say goodbye to some of our favorite characters by the end of this season. While I’ve grown to love each and every fairytale character over the past few years, I’ve always really admired Regina Mills, aka the Evil Queen. Not only is she incredibly fierce, but she really does personify everything the show is about: hope. And the actress who plays her certainly agrees. When I spoke with Lana Parrilla about her directorial debut earlier this season, she talked about why her character resonates so much with fans, her favorite story arc over the past seven seasons, and what she’ll miss most about playing the one and only Regina.
While Regina has certainly had a tough life and experienced a lot of loss, she finds a way to come out on the other side a better person. Sure, it isn’t an easy battle, but she eventually finds a way to balance her good and dark side. “She’s had a lot of inner struggles and inner demons that have surfaced that she’s not been able to control,” Parrilla explained. “But through love, friendship, and family she found the courage and strength to confront her darkness and overcome it, and also learn to embrace it and accept it.” Continue reading
With only two episodes now left in the series, Once Upon a Time unveiled its final threat at the end of Friday’s episode.
As the hour came to a close, Weaver (Robert Carlyle) was confronted by Dr. Facilier, who suddenly dropped dead. His killer? The Wish Realm version of Rumplestiltskin — and yes, this is the greater evil the heroes will be going up against as the show charges to its series finale.
“One of the most fearsome villains that has ever been on the show was Rumplestiltskin,” executive producer Edward Kitsis tells EW. “Wish Realm Rumplestiltskin is a version of Rumplestiltskin without Baelfire or Belle. So, you are talking about a Rumplestiltskin without hope. He is unleashed.”
In addition to bringing the show full circle, the reveal speaks to what all three of the show’s reformed villains — Regina (Lana Parrilla) and Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) included — are facing in the final two hours. “The real villains, in a lot of ways for some of our legacy characters, were the demons inside them,” Kitsis says. “Whether it was Captain Hook needing to not just be a pirate and look for revenge, the Evil Queen not wanting to be evil, and Rumplestiltskin finding his heart. What we wanted to do was be able to, throughout the end of the show, have these three legacy characters really confront their own demons.”
What exactly does Wish Rumple have planned? You’ll find a major clue in EW’s exclusive series finale photos. “I’d say it’s less about a curse,” executive producer Adam Horowitz says. “With the arrival of Wish Rumple, chaos is unleashed. It forces our characters to not just confront him as an antagonist, but to confront many things about themselves, and it’s an unexpected roller coaster ride where we purposely tried to create a zag where you thought we’d zig.”
Throughout season 7, the real Rumple has been trying to stay on the straight and narrow in search of the Guardian to relieve him of the Dark One dagger, thus allowing him to reunite with his late love Belle (Emilie de Ravin). “Rumple is going to face the ultimate test and the ultimate villain, which is himself,” Kitsis says. “We hope the seven seasons of the show have given him strength enough to defeat a horrible version of himself.”
PRE-FINALE: In “Flower Child” (airing April 27), “You find out all of Eloise’s backstory,” shares Rose Reynolds, who plays Alice/Tilly. “You find out why she is the way she is and why she wants more than to rule the world. It’s really good.” Then on May 4, Jared Gilmore returns as Younger Henry, as many loose ends are tied up and a new threat is unleashed. “A lot of things we’ve been building through the season reach a boiling point,” says co-creator Adam Horowitz, “but a surprise at the end of the episode spins us into the finale — a challenge that arises from within.”
SERIES FINALE (MAY 11 & 18): Airing across two nights and boasting returns by Jennifer Morrison, Ginny Goodwin, Josh Dallas and others, “We hopefully hit on all the greatest hits of the show,” says Horowitz. Leading lady Lana Parrilla meanwhile testifies that the finale is “beautiful,” both because of its callbacks and the closure it offers. “I really think the fans will love how we close out the series.” As did the cast. “Ginny was literally crying,” shares Parrilla, “even when the camera wasn’t on her!”