Academy Award®-nominated actress Amy Adams (“Junebug,” “Catch Me If You Can”) stars in Walt Disney Pictures’ fantasy comedy “Enchanted” as Giselle, a fairytale princess from the past who is thrust into present-day by an evil queen (Susan Sarandon). Soon after her arrival, she begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer (Patrick Dempsey).
For the hard-working Adams, landing the role of Giselle was never taken for granted: “It was so exciting and it never really sunk in. I had done a lot of musical theater growing up and as an adult, so that helped me a lot. I often burst into song in the film, because that’s what Disney princesses do. It’s such fun having this musical component.”
Adams was still relatively unknown when she walked in to audition for the part of Giselle three years ago. Her astounding and Oscar-bound work in “Junebug” had yet to be seen, and so her face was not recognizable to the filmmakers present. And yet, her 15-minute audition became a 45-minute audition and, because of her uncanny ability to embody a naïve, young girl, she stuck in director Kevin Lima’s mind. After that there was no question and she was cast in the part.