Sophie Turner photographed by Justin Campbell @ San Diego Comic Con
Regina Mills Appreciation Week - Day 2: Favourite SceneI’ve always loved the Rumple and Regina interactions in whatever capacity, however this was really poignant. When Rumple took on Regina as his apprentice, he was the only person who had paid attention to Regina and her potential. I’m not saying his intentions were correct and he was only using her for his own purposes, however he made her feel wanted and appreciated. Regina finally had someone who was proud of her achievements and she wanted to make him proud. I’m guessing in some ways Regina looked up to him as a father kind of figure because she was so young at the time of being taught by him. No one had ever acknowledge her being a mother and what kind of job she had done with Henry, so when Rumple said ‘you raised him well’ Regina felt like that young girl again who made him feel proud in her and his grandson.
Regina Mills Appreciation Week - Day 1: Favourite Persona - Regina as a mother
Regina had never been shown love by her own mother, never given the life she wanted. Cora controlled every part of her life; she knew no different meaning that at times that reflected on to Henry. Having never had really anyone to confide in or anyone to help her in bringing up Henry, she believed what she was doing was right and became so defensive because in her eyes Henry is the one thing in her life which she did right after being told by her own mother countless of times she was a failure. As the show has progressed Regina has been able to reflect on how she brought Henry up and realised in some ways she had taken control, like her mother had and Henry was rebelling to that. Regina has learnt a lot, in the first gif she says she doesn’t know how to love very well because she was never shown maternal love and I think in some ways she was scared to fully enjoy and love Henry. As time has gone on she’s let Henry grow as a person and seen that growth, seeing he is independent and that she did in fact do a good job in bringing him up, meaning she is able to enjoy and love him even more. When Henry said ‘you’re not a villain, you’re my mom’ to her she realised his perception of her being a villain was gone and he appreciated her as his mom. This had so much of an impact on Regina because she truly believed if she pricked her finger and had the sleeping potion, somehow, someday Henry would come and wake her because she was afraid of becoming the villain after loosing Henry, she didn’t want to let him down by doing that. Regina’s love for Henry is proved by Regina breaking the curse, which was only previously achieved by his maternal mother. By letting Henry grow and make his own choices, he realised how much he loved and needed his mother and Regina realised how much she needed him and his love. She needed him to give her a chance to prove to herself she was capable of love and to be the mother she never had.
Lana Parrilla talking about her fans (x)
"In this fourth season, I don’t know a lot, I don’t. I refrain from asking, but I will say that she is heartbroken and that is not the first time she has felt that and we saw what happened last time her heart was broken…" (x)
If you could spend the day with Regina, what would be on the itinerary? [x]
Just when it looked like [Regina] was kinda happy, everything got pulled out from underneath her again.— (x)