Maya Rudolph Confirms She Will Be A Villain in Disney’s ‘Disenchanted‘. Disney fans are excited to hear more about the upcoming Enchanted sequel, Disenchanted and now we know who will be playing a villain in the new title! After Queen Narissa’s defeat in the first film, the role of villain had to be filled and Director Adam Shankman knew the perfect actress for the role: Maya Rudolph.
Maya herself confirmed that she will be playing “the bad guy” in Disney’s Disenchanted in a recent interview with Variety. “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,‘” she shared with Variety, “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.”
Maya also spoke about director Adam Shankman approached her about the part, and that she appreciated his vision for her in 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,” she added, “so I don’t have to explain who I am or what I do.”
According to The DisInsider, a synopsis for the film reads: “The film will 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.”
Disenchanted is currently slotted to premiere exclusively on Disney+ at a to-be-determined date and will begin filming this spring in Ireland. The film will star Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, and Idina Menzel in their respective roles as Giselle, Robert, Prince Edward, and Nancy Tremaine, along with new cast members Maya Rudolph, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Jayma Mays in unspecified roles.
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