The Dream Cast That Helped “Encanto” Win Big at the Golden Globe awards

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: January 13, 2022  

Disney’s latest animated film ‘Encanto’ recently won in the best animated film category at the recently concluded Golden Globe Awards. 

The film is wildly popular on social media and is performing well in theaters in Kenya and beyond. 

Here are the movie’s main characters and those who play them in real life.

Stephanie Beatriz as Mirabel Madrigal

The protagonist of the film. Most of us know her as Rosa in the hit show Brooklyn-99. In Encanto, she gets to show off the singing skills we never knew she possessed!

Diane Guerrero as Isabela Madrigal

Diane has been on popular shows like Jane the Virgin, Orange is the New Black and Doom Patrol. In Encanto she voices the flawless, “To-good-to-be-true” eldest daughter of the Madrigal family- Isabel. She is the girl everyone loves to hate because she is too perfect.

Jessica Darrow is Luisa Madrigal

The strongest member of the family and thus she carries a lot of burdens both literally and figuratively. The Cuban American actress Jesicca Darriow embodies Luisa to perfection

Carolina Gaitán plays Pepa Madrigal.

Carolina is a Colombian actress famous for her work in the Netflix hit show Narcos. She’s also a singer in her home country. You get to see her softer side being brought to life by her animated Character Pepa in this film.

John Leguizamo

He plays Bruno Madrigal. John has had an impressive track record in Hollywood. You’ve probably seen him in movies such as John Wick, Moulin Rogue and Romeo +Juliet. In his first animated film, he lends his voice to play the blacksheep of the family- Bruno.

Angie Cepeda plays Julieta Madrigal.

Her empathetic role in ‘Love in the time of Cholera’ earned her praise in the film industry and she continues spreading kindness in Encanto as Julieta, the mum who heals everyone with her food.

María Cecilia Botero plays Abuela Alma Madrigal.

She is well known in Latin America for her versatility in playing various roles in Telenovelas and also as an experienced stage actress. As the family matriarch in Encanto, she portrays a stern yet loving figure who would do whatever she can to protect her family.

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About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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