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Maya Rudolph Talks About Playing A Villain in Upcoming “Disenchanted” Film

Maya Rudolph Yvette Nicole Brown, and Jayma Mays were recently announced as joining the cast as villains in Disney’s upcoming “Disenchanted” film for Disney+, a sequel to 2007’s live-action “Enchanted.”

In a recent interview with Variety, Rudolph spoke about her upcoming role in the film,

“If this had been 15 years ago and someone asked if I wanted to be the bad guy, I might’ve been like, ‘geez, I don’t know,’” Rudolph revealed. “But I’ve come to learn in my many years that the most fun thing to get to do is when you get to play The Most.”

Rudolph also revealed how director Adam Shankman approached her to join the film and how it felt to know exactly why the director wanted her for the role.,

“It’s nice to be in a place work-wise where I feel like a lot of what I’ve done can speak for itself,” Rudolph explained. “so I don’t have to explain who I am or what I do.”

Giselle (Amy Adams), Robert (Patrick Dempsey), Prince Edward (James Marsden), and Nancy Tremaine (Idina Menzel) are all set to return in the follow-up film.

The sequel will reportedly see Giselle, Robert, and Morgan moving to a new house in the suburbs, overseen by Malvina Monroe, the main villain of the film. After problems begin to arise, Giselle makes a wish to transform their lives into a perfect fairytale. However, the spell backfires dramatically and puts Giselle in a rush against the clock to save both her family and her Kingdom of Andalasia before the clock strikes midnight.

Adam Shankman (Hairspray) is set to direct. Brigette Hales is attached as a writer. Also returning are Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz to write new songs for the film.

Filming is set to begin this summer in Ireland and should wrap in August. A release date has not been set yet, but “Disenchanted” will most likely premiere on Disney+ in 2022.

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