Why the Role of Morgan Was Recast For Disney's "Disenchanted"

ENCHANTED, Amy Adams, Rachel Covey, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, 2007. Buena Vista Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

The extremely anticipated “Enchanted” sequel, “Disenchanted,” has lastly arrived on Disney+, 15 years after the unique was launched in 2007. “Enchanted” alum Amy Adams (Giselle), Patrick Dempsey (Robert Philip), James Marsden (Prince Edward), and Idina Menzel (Nancy Tremaine) all return for the brand new movie, which additionally options newcomer Gabby Baldacchino as Robert’s daughter, Morgan Philip. Rachel Covey performed the character within the authentic film, so you could be questioning — why was she recast? Let’s examine.

Why Was Morgan Recast in Disney’s “Disenchanted”?

According to the movie’s synopsis, “Disenchanted” takes place 15 years after the occasions of the unique film. Giselle and Robert at the moment are married and determine to maneuver from New York to the suburb of Monroeville with their teenage daughter, Morgan. There, Giselle “should juggle the challenges that include a brand new residence and uncover what fortunately ever after really means to her and her new household.”

If you keep in mind, Morgan is 6 years previous in “Enchanted,” so she could be 21 years previous within the new movie. Covey is 23, which suggests she would have been excellent to painting Morgan as a younger grownup. However, since they de-aged her character for “Disenchanted,” it is attainable Disney determined to go along with a youthful star to painting Morgan. Baldacchino was reportedly 19 years old when manufacturing for “Disenchanted” started final yr.

Another motive could also be as a result of Covey branching outdoors of performing. According to her official web site, she’s now a playwright and composer. She additionally directs initiatives in New York City and Chicago.

Despite not reprising her character in “Disenchanted,” Covey nonetheless seems within the sequel for a cameo (no, not as Morgan). According to Digital Spy, Covey performs a small half merely named “Monrolasia Girl” and has a short encounter with Adams’s Giselle. Producers for “Disenchanted” have not commented on Covey’s recasting, so we are able to solely guess why she portrays a special character within the movie.

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