Patrick Dempsey Is Ready for the 'Enchanted' Sequel: 'I Will Be Singing for the First Time'
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In 2007's Enchanted, we saw an animated princess come to life, when whisked away to the magical land of... New York City. The movie stars Amy Adams as the princess, Giselle, and Patrick Dempsey as a city dweller who happens upon the damsel-in-distress.
Giselle races around the city in hopes of finding her prince (James Marsden), with Dempsey's character reluctantly along for the ride. While she's in a rush, she still has time to break out into song and dance every once in a while.
Adams and Dempsey are both confirmed to return for the sequel, entitled Disenchanted, with Adam Shankman set to direct. While filming has yet to begin, there are some plans in the works, which Dempsey shares in an interview with Variety.
The title alone gives us an idea of what to expect, that Giselle's happily ever after isn't quite what she expected. Dempsey talks about how the movie came together, saying, "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."
He goes on to say how Disenchanted is different from what we've seen before: "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."
We've definitely never thought of a Disney movie in that way before. But, there is a first for everything.
In addition to the script being finalized, he's pretty keen to get back into the swing of things, saying, "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."
He's not just keen, he's taking things up a notch: "I will be singing for the first time. I've never ever sung publicly — for a reason."
Ooh, another first!
It doesn't sound like too much of a risk, though, with Dempsey explaining, "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."
It sounds like a plan, all we need now is a start date.
Are you up for an Enchanted sequel?