Patrick Dempsey Confirms Exciting Details for Upcoming ENCHANTED Sequel
By Movieguide® Staff
Actor Patrick Dempsey, known for his role on GREY’S ANATOMY, is set to star in the ENCHANTED sequel, DISENCHANTED.
In an interview with Variety, Dempsey revealed that he is reprising his role as Robert Philip and will sing and dance in the sequel.
“I’ve been talking to 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 said.
Although plans for the ENCHANTED sequel have circulated in the past, Dempsey said that the right time has finally presented itself.
“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,” Dempsey said.
Although Dempsey has never sung in public, he said that DISENCHANTED would feature his voice along with several dance numbers.
“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,” Dempsey said.
Dempsey is also known for TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON and BROTHER BEAR 2.
A portion of Movieguide®’s review of ENCHANTED reads:
Disney’s ENCHANTED turns the fairy tale story inside out in a delightful, positive, morally worthwhile way. Narissa, the evil stepmother of Prince Edward, pushes Giselle down a well after the Prince asks Giselle to marry him. The well leads across the dimensions to New York City, and sweet, kind, joyful Giselle is totally lost in the cruel, uncaring real world of New York. There, she meets a divorce lawyer named Robert and turns his life upside down. Meanwhile, Prince Edward follows Giselle into the well, but the evil stepmother orders her henchman to follow him, find Giselle and kill her.
ENCHANTED is a story of real love and real marriage. It contains tremendous musical numbers, flights of fancy, wonderful humor, heart-rending moments, and everything that a great movie should have. The evil stepmother is very scary and there is lots of action violence with funny cartoon moments, so MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for very young children. ENCHANTED may not go over well with the PC crowd. If, however, word of mouth gets out about how good it is, it should become one of the most popular Disney movies of all time.