Godmothered is a new film on Disney+ full of fairy godmother magic. Here are some fun facts we learned during the Godmothered junket.
The Cast Has Chemistry
One of the things we all noticed during the press junket is that this cast’s chemistry jumps off of the TV and computer screen.
Seeing them interact during the virtual junket was extremely fun. Here’s a list of the cast of Godmothered:
- Jillian Bell (“Eleanor”)
- Isla Fisher (“Mackenzie”)
- Jane Curtin (“Moira”)
- Jillian Spaeder (“Jane”)
- Willa Skye (“Mia”)
- Santiago Cabrera (“Hugh”)
- Artemis Pebdani (“Duff”)
- Utkarsh Ambudkar (“Grant”)
Isla Fisher As The Straight Man
We all have enjoyed Isla Fisher’s comedic performances in movies past, but she loved being able to play more of a straight and narrow role in Godmothered.
“I’m kind of the straight man in the story which is something I haven’t really had the opportunity to get to play.”
A Different Kind Of Happy Ending
While I won’t spoil the film for you in this post or in our Godmothered review for parents, I will say that it’s not the typical fairy godmother created happy ending.
Jane Curtain put it very eloquently when talking about what a true happy ending is like in today’s age:
“Happily ever after is what you want. It’s what you believe and it’s a goal that you can achieve on your own. If you want it, if you believe that you can get it, it’s something that’s not reliant on magic.”
Watch It Until The End!
There is a very special animated scene during the movie credits that sweetly shows the importance of representation.
We won’t ruin it for you, but Jillian Bell mentioned how emotional she got when she saw it.
To hear what she said, and to watch the whole Godmothered press junket, check out the interview on the Disney Moms of Color Facebook Page:
ABOUT DISNEY’S GODMOTHERED MOVIE
Set at Christmas time, “Godmothered” is a comedy about Eleanor, a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training (Jillian Bell) who upon hearing that her chosen profession is facing extinction, decides to show the world that people still need fairy godmothers. Finding a mislaid letter from a 12-year-old girl in distress, Eleanor tracks her down and discovers that the girl, Mackenzie, is now a 40-year-old single mom (Isla Fisher) working at a news station in Boston. Having lost her husband several years earlier, Mackenzie has all but given up on the idea of “Happily Ever After,” but Eleanor is bound and determined to give Mackenzie a happiness makeover, whether she likes it or not.