Her Mayorness wrote:
@FairyDust: Here is the profile of a "Pariyah Habbo". He or she indeed works in the industry, judging by one tweet this person has. This is the only profile I found under this exact name.https://twitter.com/PHabbo
Thank you for providing the link. I scanned the January tweets, no luck. There are some random tweets that mention the OUAT cast and one area of dicussion that references how she can not say and the person will just have to wait and see but other than that, if they once existed, those particular tweets were most likely removed by now.
In all honesty, I don't see exactly why Lana would be dissatisfied with the overall role of The Evil Queen/Regina Mills. She's always stated she loved playing TEQ, and as for Regina Mills in Season 2, there has been a fine emotional development of that character, and I don't see any herky-jerky things with her character. It's good they tried to redeem herself because both characters would be just one-dimensional and boring if they remained plain evil/bad all the time. It is only a natural flaw of events that she wanted to try to redeem herself after the curse had been broken for Henry's sake. I loved her emotional performance during that period. Of course, she had to revert to bad after MM *beep* it all up and killed Cora (from Regina's point of view)and to my understanding she is now somewhere in-between good and bad.
The new arc with Wicked will give her opportunity to be bad again, but indeed if there aren't flashbacks of the Evil Queen planned for the future episodes - then...
I agree completely regarding the redemption aspect. It is what completely tuned me into Regina, the complexity of her tragic past, combined with her desire to want to change and do right by Henry. Lana's acting just throws it out of the park for me. She is the main reason I stuck it out and gave S3 a shot. In all honesty, during the second part of S2, I was seriously contemplating giving up the show all together. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy watching the others, but for me, Lana and Robert (and even JMo) are the strongest presence, and as far as proper development to a redemption arc goes, I thought they seriously dropped the ball after the first part of S2.
The rest is basically perspective but there were those of us Regina fans, myself included, who felt the writing for Regina got wishy-washy, in regards to her redemption story by the end of s2. I mean, as a fan, I was viewing it one way, but at the time it did not help when you had the creators basically answering fan inquiries about her by reinforcing that she is evil, clashing with the perceived idea that she had started a redemption arc but had a backslide because of Cora coming back into the picture. That is what I mean by how it became confusing. I do remember LP saying something to the effect at the time, that in the first part of the season, she was playing it true to a redemption, that Regina was being sincere with wanting to change. A quick example of the flimsy writing in part 2 of s2? In one episode, Regina gives in and destroys the spell to make Henry love her. She does this for him. Earlier with Cora, she already acknowledged killing either emma or MM was something Henry would never forgive. Yet, close to the s2 finale, they have Regina planting the idea to Henry that she will use the failsafe to take Henry with her but destroy everyone else in the process? Then she wipes his memory. *sighs* Thankfully, they went back to a redemptive avenue by the end of the finale because before all that, it appeared to highlight exactly what the creators were reinforcing: how evil she still is. The portrayals in SB were clashing with one another and that is what I mean by maybe it was possibly getting more difficult for Lana to keep a handle on what direction the writng wanted this character to go in.
Now that was s2. I liked the first half, but once the Outsider got introduced, they were rushing and doing things too fast to set up for the neverland arc. We are currently in s3 and the writing appears to have kept on track with the redemption path and Outlaw Queen seems to be on the horizon. So, I do concur that I might have some difficulty in comprehending why LP could possibly be displeased with her current role that appears to have alot of ground and story to cover. Of course, lol, I am not inside anybody's head, so I can not speak for them. To be honest, if it was her, it would take me by complete surprise ... If I did not have an inkling into that rumor alleging LP leaving. Now I have to consider that it is at least possible.
not sure any more. I know actors have a 5-year contract for the show, and they should stick to it because the whole series depends on one of the 5 main actors. Still, why would anyone want to give up their job even if they aren't 100% happy with where their character is going. I want to believe it's one of guest stars.
I pretty much feel the same. Unsure. One thing that does appear certain though by TVLine source, is that it is definitely one of the main remaining 8 (as RC was discounted), Emma, Regina, Henry, Snow, Charming, Hook, Neal, or Belle. Alot of possibilities and possible reasons. Not sure if maybe someone could be unhappy about airtime, or their character's involvement or possible direction? I guess we might only truly know the truth after the fact and whether or not they choose to share the reason behind their departure: writing decision or personal choice?
They do have the contract but there are ways to be let out, if both parties agree. And if this is such a big character, why agree to break it, if it could potentionally mess up the vision of the story? All valid inquiries, I guess, but I guess the writing made it work.