Maya Rudolph on Playing a Villain in ‘Enchanted’ Sequel, Working With ‘Dream Come True’ Amy Adams

The announcement that Maya Rudolph would be joining “Disenchanted” — the sequel to Disney’s 2011 hit “Enchanted” — as a villain was exciting news, if not completely surprising.

Rudolph has always had an eye — or more accurately an ear — for how music and comedy can combine.

Speaking with Variety as one of 2021’s Power of Women honorees, Rudolph described the link between the two disciplines as having some “magical quality” that work in tandem more often than not.“I remember a kind of marriage between music and comedy,” she says of her childhood, when she was around plenty of musicians thanks to her mother, the late singer-songwriter Minnie Riperton.

“Growing up, I do believe there was much more of an understanding that they were from the same place,” she says.

“I didn’t recognize it as a kid, but looking back, I watch some home movies and see my mother playing a show with the Smothers Brothers.

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