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Lana Parrilla of Atlas/Once Upon a Time

This week, Tommy is joined by actress Lana Parrilla, currently playing a bad ass scientist in the #1 movie on Netflix, ATLAS. Lana teams up with Jennifer Lopez to tell an action-packed story about what can happen if we aren’t careful with how we continue to use and develop artificial intelligence. Lana is a wildly accomplished actress who is perhaps best known for her starring role in the ABC hit series, Once Upon a Time, in which she played the Evil Queen for seven seasons. The internet has given her the title of being one the most iconic villains in the history of television! Today Lana opens up about why she wanted to dive into a story centered around artificial intelligence, how she is honored to always be associated with Once Upon a Time, the powerful fan interactions who were impacted by the series, if OUAT deserves to have a reboot, if she is able to rewatch her past work as the Evil Queen, her very detailed process when she takes on a new role, the ways she constantly works on and prioritizes her mental health, the professional and personal things she still wants to accomplish, and how being homeless as an up-and-coming actress still drives her to be self-reliant, resourceful and hard-working. 

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