May 11, 2015 12:00 PM

The Once upon a Time actress, 37, on marriage, kids and playing the villain

What is it like playing the Evil Queen?

I get to exercise parts of myself that I don’t necessarily get to—in fear of losing everyone I love.

When are you the most villainous in real life?

When I’m behind the wheel of a car. I’m enraged at horrible drivers.

How is married life?

It’s kind of cool. My husband [software executive Fred Di Blasio] is an incredible father. That’s partially why I fell in love with him.

You have three sons now. What’s your ‘cool stepmom’ trick?

I’ll reprimand them in a really thick New York accent, so it doesn’t sound like it’s coming from me and they can laugh it off.

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