Dance is a very powerful drug. If embraced judiciously, it can exorcise demons, access deep seated emotions and color your life in joyous shades of brilliant magenta that you never knew existed. But, one must shoulder its challenges with intrepid countenance if one is ever to reap its rewards.
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