‘Encanto’ Voice Star Jessica Darrow Talks Importance Of Diverse Heroes

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.

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Among this magical family is the middle child gifted with super strength, Luisa who is voiced by Jessica Darrow. In our latest #MakeItWork episode, Darrow shares how Luisa is a phenomenal representation for women, the beautiful messages found in this movie, what it was like to work with Lin-Manuel Miranda, and much more.

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Luisa Madrigal of Disney's Encanto
Luisa Madrigal of Disney’s Encanto

“Encanto” will be available to stream on Disney+ starting December 24th.


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