says she has learned to value her role as the princess Giselle ‘so much more’ after returning to the character 15 years later.
The Hollywood actress stars in Disney’s upcoming film Disenchanted, the .
She and other returning cast members including Patrick Dempsey, Idina Menzel are joined by Maya Rudolph and Gabriella Baldacchino, with all the stars hitting the red carpet in Los Angeles on Wednesday night for the world premiere.
Adams opted for a deep purple, form-fitting dress with a plunging neckline and kept her long auburn hair loose and in waves.
Meanwhile, Menzel wore bold neon colours of green and pink in her satin ensemble, and Rudolph was in a bright red floor-length gown.
Dempsey walked the carpet in a navy pinstripe suit and light blue shirt, while Marsden went for tones of grey and brown with his double-breasted suit.
The film takes place more than ten years since Giselle and Robert (Dempsey) wed, but Giselle has grown disillusioned with life in the city, so the family move to the sleepy suburban community of Monroeville in search of a more fairy tale life.
Speaking at the Disenchanted world premiere Adams told the PA news agency it had been ‘really fun’ to return to the character.
‘Giselle was a role that I really embraced playing at that time in my life,’ she said.
‘But to get to come back to her at this time when I have such an appreciation for her joy and for her values and her positivity and optimism, the way that she brings out the best in people.
‘It’s something that as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to value so much more.’
Asked about the high levels of anticipation for the film from fans, she told PA: ‘I’m so excited to see how everyone feels about it.
‘I’m thrilled to be here tonight to get to witness that.’
Saturday Night Live star Rudolph, who in the film, said it had been ‘an incredible gift’ to be invited to be part of the film.
‘I loved the first movie so much. I never anticipated they would make another one and I never anticipated that I would get to be a part of it,’ she told PA.
‘It’s really such an incredible gift and such a dream, I had so much fun.’
She added: ‘It’s so rare when you love something and then everyone that was in the original comes back, and they all welcomed me with open arms – it was pretty incredible.’
Ahead of the premiere, director Adam Shankman spoke to Metro.co.uk about the lengthy time the sequel spent in development, sharing that he felt .
‘There were some elements I think for Disney, writ large, to get used to. I think there were just some underlying questions about the viability of certain things that they just wanted to make sure we got right.’
‘I think they were challenged by the idea that they were two villains. I think they were challenged by the fact that the genre was flipping, that it wasn’t a romantic comedy,’ he added.
‘There were just some things that were really important to the creative team – to Amy [Adams] and Barry [Josephson, producer] and myself. It was really advancing the story in a significant way. We definitely did not just go back to the same formula for that, and so I think everybody just wanted to feel really secure about it – and then it just was in a queue! It was like, when is its time ready?’
Disenchanted releases on Disney Plus on Friday November 18.
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