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Patrick Dempsey was ‘excited’ to finally sing and dance in Disenchanted

Gregory Robinson

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Patrick Dempsey was ‘excited’ to finally sing and dance in Disenchanted

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Disney is whisking us back to the wonderful world of Andalasia in the highly anticipated Enchanted sequel Disenchanted, where Patrick Dempsey's Robert has a new musical spring in his step. Watch the magical trailer below:

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Although we all thought Giselle (Amy Adams) and Robert had their happy ever after 15 years ago when Enchanted was released, the princess has grown disillusioned with life in the city.

So, the family move their growing family – including baby Sofia - from the Big Apple to the sleepy suburban town of Monroeville. Unfortunately, it’s not the quick fix the family hoped for.

Giselle meets the town’s local queen bee, Malvina Monroe (Maya Rudolph), Robert’s teenage daughter Morgan (Gabriella Baldacchino) lives ‘the full cliché’ of awkwardly attending a new school and divorce lawyer Robert becomes... a commuter. Shock! Horror!

Giselle, who feels more like a fish out of water than ever before, turns to the magic of Andalasia for help and accidentally transforms Monroeville into a real-life fairy tale.

While the town’s future is in jeopardy, the magical makeover means Dempsey’s cynical pragmatist Robert gets to slay dragons... and dance routines.

The family relocate from New York City to the suburbs. Credit: Disney
The family relocate from New York City to the suburbs. Credit: Disney

“It was fun to take Robert in a different direction,” the Hollywood star tells Tyla. “It’s much [more] larger than life and more into the cartoons of the Andalusia world and that was appealing to me, getting a chance to sing and dance and hang out with that group was really a lot of fun.”

After 15 years away from the world of Andalasia, the Grey’s Anatomy alum said the prospect of singing was what made him the most excited to come back for the sequel. “I was excited to see where it was going to go and then having an opportunity to do the singing and the dancing was really appealing,” he adds. “So that was fun and I started to get a lot more excited!”

Among the cast who returned for the sequel includes James Marsden as the loveable albeit dim-witted Prince Edward and certified Disney princess Idina Menzel, who is known as the voice of Elsa in Frozen.

Patrick Dempsey's Robert is back with a twist. Credit: Disney
Patrick Dempsey's Robert is back with a twist. Credit: Disney

To say the Enchanted fanbase is passionate about the original film is a huge understatement and they will be overjoyed to see Amy and Patrick on screen once again.

“It was wild because we couldn't believe that it had been 15 years,” Dempsey says on his reunion with Adams. “But in context, we didn't have the children, I didn't have my sons [who] weren't born at that time. So a lot of life has happened. To come back and revisit it this time was really fun.”

And as Disney continues adding more tales to its movie franchises, including Hocus Pocus 2 for Halloween this year, a third Enchanted film isn’t impossible.

“We have to wait a few more years,” the 56-year-old teases. “So, we'll be in our 60s and 70s. It could be interesting! Every 15 or 20 years we do another film.”

Disenchanted is now available on Disney+

Topics: Disney, TV And Film

Gregory Robinson
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