Robert Pattinson for Esquire Magazine September 2014
∟Favorite Scene - The Evil Queen invites Hansel and Gretel to stay.
This scene was something special to me, because it was the first time we see the Evil Queen open up and make herself vulnerable. By inviting these kids to stay with her, she opens herself up to rejection. It also gives us an insight to what she considers love. She promises these children a place to stay and all the material possessions they could desire, not stopping to think about the familial love they’d be missing by abandoning their roots. When Hansel and Gretel choose their humble home over the lavish life in castle, Regina seems confused, and then hurt. It’s this reaction that hints to the viewer that she didn’t have that unconditional parental love growing up, and hints to her less than loving upbringing, even before the events of The Stable Boy unfold.
Deserve is a weird word isn’t? That implies that one of them is better than the other in a way and I don’t like it. But well I know you didn’t mean anything by it. I’m guessing you mean because of the horrible things Regina has done. But here’s my answer. Regina and Emma belong together! I mean i know this sounds biased coming from me, but they just WORK!!! Emma has proven to be a perfect match for Regina from the moment they met. Not only did she challenged her and brought a new spark of excitement to Regina’s dormant life with the curse but she also surprises Regina TIME AND TIME AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!
She’s one of the few people who ever gave Regina the benefit of the doubt, who after knowing who Regina WAS she still was willing to trust her AND believe in her, despite all the reasons why she shouldn’t. Emma is perfect for Regina because Emma doesn’t judge others based on the actions they did on the past considering she herself thinks of her past as something she’s not proud of. Emma doesn’t judge Regina based on her evil queen persona. Emma doesn’t see Regina as the Evil Queen, Emma sees her as the woman she met, the mother of her son, as Regina! And sure she has had her moments in which she gets pissed and she throws everything at Regina’s face but that’s what we do. We hurt the people we care about, particularly if those people let us down. And I do believe Emma cares about Regina.
I think Emma took a shine to Regina from the beginning of the series, and I feel like that has to do with the fact that deep down she’ll forever be somewhat grateful for Regina raising Henry, for giving him a life she probably couldn’t have given him. Of course Regina was hostile from the start and in her need to push Emma out of town she also hurt Henry in the process and Emma didn’t like that. But despite that, despite all of it, she drops everything as soon as Regina needs help with their son.
And that’s another thing I love about them. THEY WORK TOGETHER PERFECTLY! They complement one another in ways no one else on that show can. They are as much a match as Snow and Charming. Not only do they get inside each other’s heads constantly, exposing their insecurities and fears to one another, but they also can reassure the other and push the other to be a better version of themselves without knowing it. They don’t need to pretend when they are together, there’s no need for sugarcoating things or for trying to be someone they are not because despite ALWAYS being tension there, there’s also no pressure whatsoever. Regina can call Emma a waste of ability and Emma can call her a monster and the next day they can smile and be happy over being able to hug their son again.
They are VERY different, they are as diff as they are alike, and they both have strong personalities that tend to clash so i often wonder if that would work on the real world? Because relationships are hard and if you are constantly at each other’s throats over minor things…how can that work? How can they last? But then i remember the moments, the moments in which they are calm and having a normal conversation that’s beyond magic and destiny, like what they had during their stakeout, About Henry and what he did in New York and whether he had friends or not. And in that moment they are no the evil queen and the savior. They are Emma and Regina, Henry’s mothers. The two women who were destined to be opposites pieces on a game manipulated by someone else, yet they can’t help but gravitate towards one another time and time again.
So to answer your question yes I do believe they deserve each other. They deserve someone who looks at them and sees them not for the role they are meant to play but for who they are as human beings. They deserve someone who won’t judge and someone who can call them on their shit when needed to. They deserve someone who they can consider their equal in many ways. Because they both have had rough lives, Regina’s unhappiness was indirectly affected by Emma’s mother, and Emma’s life was affected because of the consequences of this fight between them. And then there’s Henry. The person who was born out of this whole mess only to give them something in common. Something to fight about, and who inadvertently became both their happy endings.
“Mama, I don’t want to marry the king. I don’t want this life.”
I made a thing.
Can we make this our own logo for all those SwanQueen shipper wich are also EvilRegals?
If I ever have a daughter I swear I will listen to all the songs she wants to show me, see all the videos of her favorite band she wants me to see (no matter how many times she pauses it to tell me that is her favorite part) I’ll take her to every concert she asks me for and even stay with her and fangirl together when she shows me the popstar she’s desperately in love with.
in every life, no matter what changes, you always shall be.Merlin Genderbend AU → Kristen Stewart as Merlin and Mia Wasikowska as Arthur.
One of the biggest things that makes Regina and Henry’s relationship so well done and believable is the stars behind it. Lana and Jared are fascinating to watch as actors as they play these roles together. They put so much of themselves into it and this dynamic couldn’t be what it is today without the chemistry and real life friendship they bring to the table.
But in addition to that, they also care about Regina and Henry as much as, if not more so than the fans. It’s not a storyline they take lightly and that sort of care translates beautifully into the show in a way that makes this relationship one of the really special ones.