To be a villain in a Disney narrative, one must commit to being evil, commit to wearing fantastic outfits, and commit to sharing their secret plans via song. The Evil Queen of the Enchanted Forest will finally finish that list in the May 7 premiere of the Once Upon a Time musical episode. In this episode, Snow White and Charming will cast a spell that will make everyone break into song. Naturally this annoys the Evil Queen. And Lana Parrilla will really sing in the OUAT episode.
One of Lana Parrilla's many talents is the way she uses two different voices to portray both the Evil Queen and Regina. This is a talent she has cultivated over time, as Parrilla said in an interview with the Toronto Sun, "I studied voice for about 10 years, not for singing but for acting. I've always had a deep resonance, but I love vocal work, and I've been doing it for so many years." While she hasn't had much experience in musical theater, viewers will get a treat when they discover that Lana Parrilla really is singing as the Evil Queen.
Despite her lack of musical background, Parrilla has been known to break out into song, much to the delight of her fans. Before the big musical episode, here are a few little surprises courtesy of the Evil Queen: