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Gabriella Baldacchino Talks Taking Over Morgan Role in 'Disenchanted' & Making It Her Own

Gabriella Baldacchino Talks Taking Over Morgan Role in 'Disenchanted' & Making It Her Own

Gabriella Baldacchino is starring as Morgan in Disney+’s newest movie, Disenchanted.

The 20-year-old actress and student took over the role from Rachel Covey, who originated the part in 2007′s Enchanted, and in a new interview with Cosmopolitan, revealed how she used the original movie to shape her own performance.

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“There’s so much that I relate to with Morgan,” Gabriella shared in the feature, saying that “her sense of humor, first and foremost” are the things she related to the most.

She went on, “She’s kind of dry and witty and she loves sarcasm, and she loves to give people a hard time in an endearing way, you know? She really leans into that with the sarcasm.”

Gabriella adds that Morgan’s musical moment, feels right in line with her personally.

“I also get to sing this really incredible song in the movie that I love so much because we get to learn and understand what Morgan is thinking and feeling. It’s really about this pressure that she feels to be perfect; she’s living in this perfect fairy tale world, and she feels like if everything around her is perfect, then why isn’t she?” she muses. “I think so many people, myself included, can really relate to what Morgan is feeling: this pressure to have it all figured out, especially as we’re growing up and that maybe “perfect” isn’t perfect for everyone, and we’re all just trying to find what’s perfectly imperfect.”

Gabriella also spoke about expanding on Rachel‘s portrayal of Morgan and bringing her into her teen years.

Enchanted was literally my favorite movie growing up, which makes this all super surreal to me,” she first says. “I think teenage Morgan, even though she’s all grown up now, still has that same adoration for Giselle even if it’s buried a little deeper down beneath the sarcasm.”

Gabriella added, “I never wanted it to feel like Morgan was annoyed or judgmental in any way because it’s really amusing to her, and I didn’t want to lose that part of Morgan’s admiration for Giselle – the relationship that we know and love and see so much of in the first Enchanted.”

“I think it brings back the childlike wonder that I really wanted to focus on from the first movie. I wanted to honor that.”

Find out why the role of Morgan was recasted for the sequel.

Disenchanted is streaming now on Disney+.

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