Though Stephanie Beatriz and Lin-Manuel Miranda had previously worked together on “In the Heights,” being able to partner up for the Disney film “Encanto” was a dream come true for each of them. “Both of us are such huge Disney fans,” Beatriz admitted to The List.
Between the two’s extensive knowledge of classic Disney films, it was almost as if they were able to read each other’s minds in the recording booth. “Like, multiple times during recording, he would give me a reference of a Disney moment,” Beatriz explained. “‘Sing it this way, [like how] Ursula sings this one line in [‘The Little Mermaid’].’ You know? And I would deliver it, and that’s all he had to say.” These moments are what have made up classic Disney films over the years, and now, their track “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” has become one of the few Disney songs to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Even while the film has become wildly successful, bonding over the classic Disney movies with Miranda with made working on “Encanto” even sweeter for Beatriz. “It made for a really fun experience,” she told us. “I think Lin-Manuel is one of the most generous and talented people I’ve ever met.”
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