Lana Parrilla as Regina Mills/The Evil Queen in ABC's "Once Upon a Time."

Fan Expo Dallas 2019: Lana Parrilla

From Storybrooke to Dallas, Regina Mills AKA The Evil Queen is here! Television actress Lana Parrilla was one of many guests who came to Fan Expo Dallas last weekend at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.

I am a big fan of ABC’s fairy tale drama Once Upon a Time, so I was very ecstatic to hear that Lana Parrilla was coming to Dallas. Last fall, I got to see her co-star Jennifer Morrison as well at the Dallas Fan Days convention, run by the same team behind Fan Expo Dallas.


Lana Parrilla won several awards for her role as Regina Mills / The Evil Queen on Once Upon a Time: she has won a TV Guide Award for favorite Villain, an ALMA Award for Outstanding TV Actress – Drama, and a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress -Sci-Fi Fantasy. Parilla has also starred in other dramas such as Lost, 24, and Miami Medical.


Give to those in need instead

Lana Parrilla joked about how she gets so many gifts from fans that she needs a second house. And if you are a fan who would like to give, she recommends giving to a nonprofit she supports.

Lana believes in helping the less fortunate. She talked about how her family members, such as her father and her two grandmothers, would help people in their neighborhood. Lana herself have also helped the impoverished in other countries like Haiti.

Once Upon a Time

A fan asked Lana Parrilla what it was like working with animals on set. Her character Regina Mills/The Evil Queen worked with a few during the show’s run.

Words of Wisdom

Future Plans

A fan brought up how he enjoyed getting to hear Lana sing during the musical episode on Once Upon a Time and asked if she would start a singing career.

Check out the song “Love Doesn’t Stand a Chance” that Lana sung as The Evil Queen during that musical episode!

Stay tuned for more panel recaps from Fan Expo Dallas 2019!

Featured image credit: ABC Studios

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