The Evil Queen is dead. Long live hero Regina!
When Once Upon a Time debuted four years ago, Regina, aka the Evil Queen played by Lana Parrilla, was the villain of the story. Her foe was Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), a hero who*d swooped in to save Storybrooke, son Henry, and the day.
Now, in Season 5, which premieres Sunday night on ABC, the tables are turned: Emma is the Dark One. She*s the villain, and Regina is the hero. Not only that, Regina*s got love in her life thanks to Robin Hood (Sean Maguire).
Of course, this is OUAT, so even a happy ending can have a wrinkle in it — and that wrinkle is named Zelena (Rebecca Mader), Regina*s half-sister, who duped Robin into impregnating her. And as we all know, three*s a crowd when it comes to love.
So, how will Regina deal with the Wicked Witch? Yahoo TV chatted with Parrilla to learn that, and more about season 5:
Regina and Robin are together, but there*s a big complication in the form of her half-sister, Zelena, aka the Wicked Witch, who*s pregnant with Robin*s baby. How will that play out?
I have a feeling that this situation is going to take time. [Zelena] is going to be pregnant eight to nine months, and I think the story is going to be told over the course of that. At this stage, right now, everyone is trying to jump on board to help Emma. Regina*s feelings about the pregnancy, we*re going to get to that — obviously this is a big issue — but it*s secondary to Emma going dark.
I think this season Regina is less threatened by Zelena. In Regina*s mind, she*s already won. It*s complicated, but we*ll figure it out. She feels like she and Robin can get through it together.
Speaking of Robin, it must be fun to have a real love interest, finally! What will we see from their romance this season?
It*s a lot of fun! It*s a little crazy because this season we are in Camelot, and there*s a lot that takes place there. Regina and Robin might sneak in a kiss while they*re running off into the woods chasing monsters [Laughs].