Can I just share how RELIEVED I was when I saw that there was another actor playing the part of the Stable Boy – who I am assuming (praying) is playing the part of the commoner EQ was in love with?? When I first read the full synopsis I was like “Oh please, someone tell me that Rumple is NOT going to be the Stable Boy that Regina was in love with,” and I was frantically searching for the name of an actor playing the part of the Stable Boy.
But then I got to thinking and, WOW – what a testament to Lana Parrilla’s acting abilities that I can’t stomach the thought of EQ/Rumple or Regina/Gold together since Rumple/Gold are my favorite characters. Because in person Lana seems like such an adorable, down to earth, sweet person – like someone you would want to be friends with. Then on screen – she is someone you want to throw things at the TV at and yell obcenities to during the show. Like I seriously hate her on the show (love to hate her, you know what I mean?). Even just the way she has the ability to make her facial expression change – not even showing emotions – just the way she “sets” her face when she is playing Regina – she becomes the Mayor and she holds herself like the Mayor. I love looking at behind the scenes pictures of Lana because there is such a massive contrast between her pictures when she is just hanging out waiting to shoot a scene and then when she is filming. She is dressed exactly the same – but just becomes a totally different person just by the way she stands and holds her face. I think my 10 year old son has his first celebrity crush on her. Everytime I am on a Twitter session with Robert Carlyle he keeps asking when the EQ will be on and evertime she is on camera he says “She’s really pretty.” He’s a child performer and he keeps asking “I wonder if she likes working with kids?” 😯