Evil Queen of 'Once Upon a Time' Visits 'GMA'

Lana Parrilla discusses playing different variations of the same character on the hit ABC show.
3:00 | 09/27/12

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Transcript for Evil Queen of 'Once Upon a Time' Visits 'GMA'
Welcome back. Now, to the hit show, by the way, you all are watching it. "Once upon a time" which tells the story of an evil queen that strands fairy tale characters in a small town. They're not able to remember why they're there. But there's one character that ties us together. Go ahead, everybody. Thank you. In our zoo that is "good morning america" at times square. I love it. It's been a little crazy this morning. You are the evil queen. You have to stay evil no matter what part of the story you're in. But you're not that evil. I'm really not. I'm really not. It requires a lot of work. But a lot of fun work. You know, been inspired by different actors in the past. Some family members. True. It's a lot of fun. I have a blast playing her. Now, there are one or two times they allow you to get kind of emotional and show your softer side. But there's not a lot of it. One of them, let's just show the clip here. And we'll talk about it. Okay. Here she is, showing her softer side. Now, you're going to kill me? Eventually. But first, you need to suffer. Listening to you, there's been enough suffering for all of us. That's right. You wanted to see your queen? Well, my dears, here she is. She's powerless. What? Get her. We're movinin. Yeah. It was a surprise softer side on that. It's only for a moment that she's vulnerable. But it's a lot of fun. I think it's important to show a vulnerable side to such an evil character. Makes her much more relatable. Everyone in that story and their fear depends on you being believable. Yet, you are acting in a fairy tale world. We were talking about this. How difficult is it to act in things that aren't really around you? You have to revert to your childlike imagination, and go back to when you were playing dress-up and different characters. It's getting easier as we move forward. One of the things the creators said to me early on, make sure this doesn't become a caricat caricature. That's where I come from. believable. And until today, I thought you were terribly evil. It's lovely to have you here. "Once upon a time" -- second season this sunday. Sunday at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc.

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