Patrick Dempsey Says He Will Sing and Dance in Disney’s ‘Disenchanted’. Disney Fans are very curious to hear more news about the Enchanted sequel, Disenchanted, and now thanks to Patrick Dempsey we have new insight! During an interview with Variety, Patrick Dempsey shared some new details regarding the sequel, including the fact that he will officially sing and dance in the movie!
Patrick shared with Variety, “I’ve been talking to [the] director [Adam Shankman]. The story is getting better and better. There’s a great cast coming together. And the musical numbers, I get to sing and dance. To work with everybody again after 14 years is just really exciting. We need some escapism right now. We need those romantic comedies and those musicals to get people out of the doldrums that we’re in.”
Dempsey also shared that Disenchanted has been in talks since the original film was released, and finally the cast and studio have found a script that tells a story that everyone can enjoy! “Every year they were like, “We’re going to do this. It’s going to get done,” but then no one could agree on the script. It’s such an important film for them and it’s a satire. It’s not a typical Disney movie. It’s kind of off-brand a little bit. Yet we give honor to all of those Disney movies that have come before and they finally now have figured it out. And we’re old enough, so it’s like a midlife crisis movie.”
Though his character Robert and Giselle shared a private moment where he danced a choreographed dance during the ball scene and sang a line of “So Close” into her ear in the first film, we never really got to see him sing like a traditional Disney Prince. This time, we will get to see Robert join in on the fun and embrace a new side of himself!
Patrick added, “I will be singing for the first time. I’ve never ever sung publicly — for a reason. So bear with me. I hope the fans embrace it. But they’ve set me up for success and the lyrics are really fun. The numbers have really great choreography. And the premise is going to be interesting.”
When it comes to who he will be singing with in the film, Dempsey shared he will not be singing with his returning co-star Idina Menzel, but there will be plenty of music to enjoy! When asked if he would get to sing with Elsa herself, Idina Menzel, Patrick said, “I don’t sing with her. I don’t know the exact amount, but there are a lot of cool numbers in this.”
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. Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Disney!
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