Amy Adams, Maya Rudolph, and Gabriella Baldacchino Discuss Disney’s ‘Disenchanted’

Amy Adams, Maya Rudolph, and Gabriella Baldacchino star in Disenchanted, which is the sequel to Enchanted. The live-action musical comedy is now streaming on Disney+. Adams, who is reprising her role as Giselle, also serves as a producer.

Photo by Jonathan Hession. 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

It has been more than 10 years since Giselle (Amy Adams) and Robert (Patrick Dempsey) wed, but Giselle has grown disillusioned with life in the city, so they move their growing family to the sleepy suburban community of Monroeville in search of a more fairy tale life. Unfortunately, it isn’t the quick fix she had hoped for. Suburbia has a whole new set of rules and a local queen bee, Malvina Monroe (Maya Rudolph), who makes Giselle feel more out of place than ever. Frustrated that her happily ever after hasn’t been so easy to find, she turns to the magic of Andalasia for help, accidentally transforming the entire town into a real-life fairy tale and placing her family’s future happiness in jeopardy. Now, Giselle is in a race against time to reverse the spell and determine what happily ever after truly means to her and her family.

Adams is a six-time Academy Award-nominated, and two-time Golden Globe-winning actress. Upcoming, she will star the film, Nightbitch, which she will also serve as a producer for via her production company, Bond Group Entertainment. The company is currently developing a multitude of projects, including The Kings of America, a limited series for Netflix that she will produce as well as star in. In 2022, she made her West End debut starring in a new production of Tennessee Williams’ beloved memory play, The Glass Menagerie. Most recently, the actress can be seen in Dear Evan Hansen and Woman in the Window.

Her additional film credits include Hillbilly Elegy, Vice, Arrival, Justice League, Nocturnal Animals, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel, Big Eyes, American Hustle, Her, The Master, The Fighter, Julie and Julia, and Doubt. The actress was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Enchanted. In 2018, Adams starred in HBO’s drama series, Sharp Objects, which was her debut as an executive producer. The role won her a Critics’ Choice award as well as nominations for a Golden Globe, SAG, and an Emmy.

Photo by Jonathan Hession. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. 

Rudolph takes on the role of Malvina Monroe in Disenchanted. The actress is a four-time Emmy Award winner and is most widely known for her turn on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, where she was one of the show’s regular players for over seven years. Most recently, she can be seen in Loot, which she played the lead in and executive produced through her production company, Animal Pictures. In 2020, Animal Pictures produced the Netflix comedy special, Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine, which she guest starred, wrote, and produced. Additionally, she can be seen in The Good Place and Forever. Previously, she starred in and produced her variety show Maya and Marty as well as created and stared in her comic-variety show special, The Maya Rudolph Show.

Her film work includes Wine Country, Hubie Halloween, Life of the Party, The Happytime Murders, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Mr. Pig, Sisters, The Spoils Before Dying, Inherent Vice, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, Bridesmaids, and The Way, Way Back. She has lent her voice to characters in Mitchells vs. the Machines, Luca, Big Mouth, Human Resources, The Willoughbys, Bless the Harts, The Lego Movie: 2, The Emoji Movie, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, The Angry Birds Movie, Big Hero 6, The Nut Job, as well as Turbo. Rudolph will next co-host season 2 of the competition series, Baking It, which comes out in December.

Baldacchino has grown up on the stage and made her professional debut at age 11 in the Broadway National Tour of “A Christmas Story, The Musical.” Now, she is making her feature film debut as Morgan Philip in Disenchanted.

Courtesy of Disney Enterprises, Inc.

I asked the trio why this was the right story for the sequel, what elements make the perfect villain, and their favorite fairy tale Easter eggs from the movie!

Watch my interview below:

Leave a Reply