I actually study boxing - my dad was a Golden Gloves champion so I learned how to fight at a very young age. Growing up in Brooklyn you always had to watch your back, so I pretty much learned to protect myself.

— Lana Parrilla

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Over the months, I kept seeing more feathers, especially at moments when I was really down and distraught. You ask for signs in your life, but what you get is more like a confirmation: You are where you need to be. Just take a deep breath.


No real fairytale scared me, but Freddy Krueger did.

'Nightmare on Elm Street' scared the living hell out of me, but no fairytale. Maybe 'Hansel and Gretel' a little bit when they were walking through the forest and they met the witch. But I liked being scared, I really enjoy being scared.


I like being scared, so I've always liked fairy tales because they're kind of creepy.


Israel was always on my bucket list, it was always one of those places that you check off and move onto the next place, but I'm never going to check Israel off my list. It's a place I'm always going to want to come back to.


I do watch 'Revenge,' 'American Horror Story' and 'Game of Thrones.

' I am behind on all of them. But I do watch them. Those are my go-to shows.


At 3 years old, I was imitating and doing fun little commercials for the family.

Then at 5, I knew, 'OK, this is something I really like.' At 8, I was crying in front of the mirror and my mom was like, 'Oh boy, here we go. We know what she's going to do.'


On 'Swingtown,' I think that's when I was able to blend the character-slash-leading lady roles, and that's what I'm doing on 'Once Upon a Time' as well. She's a leading lady, but she's also this character.


I have a lot of LGBT friends and family members and I've always supported the community, not only as a child but as an adult, and I think it's important to voice that.


When the script for 'Once' came my way, I had the thought that maybe it will last only a season. But I was willing to take that risk.


Children do run from me. And so do some adults.


I loved 'White Christmas' for the music aspect. I was into musical theater.


Children, a lot of times, can't make their parents wrong because they have to live with them, because they have to love them. And when you're young, you can't get on your Big Wheel and go down to the Best Western. You've got to live there and you've got to figure it out.


About Lana Parrilla

Quotes 15 sayings
Profession Actress
Birthday July 15, 1977

Follow your heart because it always knows.


I am very, very diligent and extremely hard-working.

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