Maya Rudolph explains why playing a villain is so much fun in Disney’s upcoming Disenchanted, the long-awaited sequel to 2007’s Enchanted.
Maya Rudolph explains why it’s so much fun to play a villain in the next Disney movie Disenchanted, the long-awaited sequel to 2007 Haunted. The first film acted as the perfect take on a classic Disney fairy tale, in which a future princess named Giselle (Amy Adams) falls through a magical portal and ends up in present-day New York City. Giselle’s idealistic views put her at odds with people in the real world, though she still manages to find her happily ever after. Haunted was a critical and financial success upon release, and there have been rumors of a sequel for years.
Disenchanted It was first discussed in 2010, but only in the last few months did it finally begin to move forward. Disney confirmed last December that Disenchanted It will be a Disney + exclusive, and Adams will reprise her role as Giselle. Other returning players include Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel, and James Marsden. The details of the plot are still being kept under wraps. Disenchanted It has yet to receive a release date, although Dempsey said in January that they were looking to shoot in the spring.
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Rudolph is among the new cast members joining Disenchanted, and her initial casting suggested that she will play the villain. Now Rudolph has confirmed it in a new interview with Variety, where she explains why she’s so excited to be the bad guy. She couldn’t reveal any details about her character, but she had this to say about being Disenchantedvillain of:
That’s the thing! They always have more fun. I like women. There are so many good ones. When you are a child, you think, “Why is the evil stepmother so horrible? Why do they have to be so bad? The queen is an idiot, what’s wrong with her? But now that I see all the nuances and fun ways to play, it’s just great drama. It is the most fun. I don’t know if you’ve seen “Dynasty” lately, but if you’ve seen any scenes, it’s that good. So arched, dramatic, and cheesy at the same time.
Rudolph was cast alongside Jayma Mays and Yvette Nicole Brown, who will supposedly also play villains. Sounds like Disenchanted will put together a suitable dark trio, and it will be exciting to watch them take the stage. Haunted It only had one main villain with Susan Sarandon’s Queen Narissa, so the sequel is already upping the stakes by adding more bad guys. Rudolph’s excitement to really delve into his character’s villainy bodes well for the entire project; Rudolph excels at playing larger-than-life characters, and it will be a lot of fun to watch her take on a Disney villain.
However, despite the increase in antagonists, Disenchanted it will still keep much of the magic of the first movie. Director Adam Shankman said in 2018 that there will be more songs on Enchanted 2, so that classic Disney touch will stick. Looking at that title, it looks like Giselle might find herself in a more cynical state when the movie begins. However, with three wicked women on the way, you may need to cheer up quickly. Hopefully, the details of the plot will emerge soon so we can get an idea of what Disenchanted has in store.
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