actor: robert carlyle

Oh no, not me,
I never lost control.
You’re face to face
With the man who sold the world.

  • Ouat Cast: Robert Carlyle is a genius, it's an honor to work with him.
  • Robert Carlyle: *spends an hour to prank Colin O'donoghue*
  • Robert Carlyle: *holds a water bottle to his side to make it look like he's peeing so Lana Parrilla messes up her scenes while laughing at him*
  • Robert Carlyle: *starts peeling his Rumple skin off during rehearsals and throws it at Jennifer Morrison to troll with her*
  • Robert Carlyle: *makes faces during Emilie de Ravin's shots to make her laugh*
  • Robert Carlyle: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

One of my favourite Rumpelstiltskin moments. You can see the hopefulness in his eyes and it’s like he’s also waiting for her to reject him, like everyone else has, but Belle doesn’t. Robert Carlyle is an amazing actor because he can portray so many feelings in one look.


It happened mostly in the second episode when we did the jail scene together, it was our first scene as Rumple and The Queen…and I remember having a moment where I flugged a line and I went Oh! and he just looked at me and he goes “no no no stay here, stay here, stay here” and I just looked at him. And he goes “do it again”. He just kept me so present and it felt like he was holding me…and I knew in that moment that I was safe. That this actor had my back, that we can make anything work together and we out of that became really good friends, he’s become not only a mentor but like a big brother and I just adore working with him - Lana Parrilla