'Once Upon A Time' Star Lana Parrilla On Her Character's Latina Identity (EXCLUSIVE)

Lana Parrilla at Paley Fest for Once Upon a Time
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It was one fairytale afternoon as the stars of ABC’s hit show Once Upon a Time, hit the red carpet at Paley Fest in Los Angeles.

Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Lana Parrilla and more appeared at the event, which allows fans of hit TV shows to interact with their favorite celebrities.

While the Once Upon a Time cast graciously spoke with reporters, fans inside the Saban Theater previewed the show’s latest episode. Following the presentation, the packed audience watched the actors up close and personal at a panel moderated by Matt Mitovich, editor at large of TVLine.com.

We got the chance to speak to the beautiful Parrilla (whose mother is Italian and father is Puerto Rican), who dished on her alter ego, Regina Mills, and her bond with Latino co-star and longtime friend, Jorge Garcia. We also asked if Parrilla's Once Upon a Time character is indeed, Latina. Find out what she said in our exclusive interview below (and of course, be sure to catch her as Regina Mills/The Evil Queen Sundays at 8/7c on ABC):