Disney+’s Godmothered is a heartwarming tale family and friendship. Here are some fun facts I learned from the Godmothered full cast interview!
Godmothered is a new movie coming to Disney+ on December 4th and it is something we all truly need right now. It is heartwarming, hilarious, and a whole lot of fun. There are several great lessons to be learned from this movie but the most important one is that true love comes in all different shapes and sizes. Sure, fairytales sound great and all, but maybe we should drop the “ever after” and just “live happily”.
A couple weeks a go I was invited to participate in a virtual press junket for this new movie and I jumped at the chance! I was super excited because they whole cast was a part of the interview for Godmothered, and that includes one of my favorite comedic actresses, Jillian Bell! I just adore her (do yourself a favor and watch Workaholics and Idiotsitter — you’re welcome).
During this 45 minute interview we discussed the movie, filming in Boston, tailgating, and what it is like to be a part of a Disney movie. Are Jillian and Jane technically Disney Princesses now? Well, they are at least Disney Fairy Godmothers!
Be sure to watch the full Godmothered press junket video below so you can see all the fun we had with the cast and get some great behind the scenes information about this fun family film!
Participating Talent (Press Conference):
- Jillian Bell (“Eleanor”)
- Isla Fisher (“Mackenzie”)
- Jane Curtin (“Moira”)
- Jillian Spaeder (“Jane”)
- Willa Skye (“Mia”)
- Santiago Cabrera (“Hugh”)
- Artemis Pebdani (“Duff”)
- Utkarsh Ambudkar (“Grant”)
Godmothered Fun Facts
This article would be insanely long if I told you everything that I learned by participating in the Godmothered press junket, so I will just tell you my favorite fun facts. I shared the whole video up above so if you want to know every last detail, be sure to watch it.
- Isla Fisher‘s character is the “straight man” in Godmothered, something she said she hasn’t really had the opportunity to play before. Spoiler alert, she does a great job!
- Jane Curtin‘s character is the first tall character she has ever played! She said it “was a momentous thing” to actually tower over other people!
- Jillian Spaeder and Willa Skye play sisters in Godmothered and they actually bonded like sisters! During down time they played with slime and had cuddle parties!
- Utkarsh Ambudkar‘s character did the most improvising out of them all!
- Jillian Bell‘s character is, for the most part, in a corset and ball gown the entire movie! Every chance she got, she hug around in sweatpants. She did say that her costume really helped her get into character though.
- Artemis Pebdani says her favorite scene in the movie is the tailgate scene. She was enamored with the eating contest and people’s eating talents! Turns out, this was EVERYONE’S FIRST tailgate!
- Gary, the raccoon in the film, was just a stuffed animal while on set.
My favorite quote from the entire junket is from Jane Curtin and really speaks to the feeling I got while watching Godmothered with my daughters.
“It represents what the world is today. It’s not 1860 anymore. It’s castles and all of this kind of stuff. 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 is not reliant on magic. It’s reliant on you and your spirit. I think that’s really something we all have to remember. That we are capable of such amazing things and such positive things for ourselves and for others.” – Jane Curtin
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.