2022: The six-time Oscar nominee is thrilled to be back. “We were in the meeting with Disney, and I just flipped right back into it, talking about where I thought she was, and I realized that it was the right time,” Adams told Collider.
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2007: Patrick Dempsey returns as Robert Philip, the formerly cynical divorce attorney who now has a baby with Giselle. This time around, he gets into more of the musical side of things.
2022: “The prep was the best part,” Dempsey told Entertainment Tonight, explaining he needed to find his voice. “To me, when you look back at the experience and that was the best part."
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2007: Idina Menzel is back, too. Nancy, the new Queen of Andalasia, belts out a new song in the movie called “Love Power.” This totally makes up for her lack of song and dance in the 2007 movie.
2022: Marsden said that Menzel was “a good song partner in a sense that she’s going to make you sound good, but not a good song partner in that you’re just going to pale in comparison to her.” Relatable.
2022: Maya Rudolph joins the cast as Malvina Monroe, a rival for Giselle. “You always wish for moments in life where you could play with these characters that you fell in love with," she gushed about the role to Glamour, “but I actually got invited to play with these characters that I fell in love with.”
2022: Yvette Nicole Brown also joins the sequel as Rosaleen, one of Malvina’s friends. “My friend Marilyn Sue played the bus driver in Enchanted, and I was watching the film saying how it would be great to be a part of this movie,” she told BET of the full-circle moment.