‘Star Trek: Picard’ Star Santiago Cabrera Says Why ‘Godmothered’ Role ‘Wasn’t Your Typical Prince’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Star Trek: Picard star Santiago Cabrera

On Star Trek: Picard, Santiago Cabrera performs a rogue starship captain. In the brand new Disney+ unique film Godmothered, he performs a TV information producer in modern-day. There’s extra to Cabrera’s character, although. Since it is a modern-day fairy story, he’s type of the prince. 

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Cabrera was a part of the Godmothered Zoom press convention. We’ll have extra with the forged of Godmothered right here at Showbiz Cheat Sheet, however first discover out why Cabrera appreciated his twist on the fairy story prince. Godmothered premieres Dec. four on Disney+.

‘Star Trek: Picard’ captain Santiago Cabrera didn’t get to play the everyday Disney prince in ‘Godmothered’

On Star Trek: Picard, Cabrera can command a ship as Cistóbal Rios. In Godmothered, Cabrera doesn’t get to be the prince as a knight in shining armor. He performs Hugh, a information reporter together with Mackenzie Walsh (Isla Fisher). At least his identify is Hugh Prince, although.

“I also like that it wasn’t your typical prince,” Cabrera mentioned. “It was like ‘Prince Charming’ in quotes because he’s kind of like the underdog and he definitely felt like Isla’s character was out of his league, rightly so.”

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Hugh can also be on professionally not sure footing, which provides him one other drawback within the Disney prince pantheon.

“He was the guy who’s like a serious journalist who wanted to report important stories and good news,” Cabrera mentioned. “He’s in this last in the ratings, sensationalist morning show, being abused by his boss.”

Santiago Cabrera didn’t do prince analysis for ‘Godmothered’

Since Godmothered is a twist on fairy tales, Cabrera wouldn’t should brush up on precise Disney princes. He did attempt to do proper by tv information crews, although.

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“That was the one research thing in the movie that at least I got to do which is go to a news station,” Cabrera mentioned. “I think Isla went to the same one. We went to the news station and got taken around by real news people and field reporters, at least in my case. And then we had someone on set in Boston. She was helpful. You could go to her every once in a while.”

Santiago Cabrera needed to survive a ‘Frozen’ scenario

One of Disney’s hottest fairy tales is Frozen. That icebound story is ready within the frozen kingdom of Arendelle, however the animators and voices can keep heat whereas they make the movie. Filming Godmothered in Boston, Massachusetts, Cabrera thought he was going to freeze.

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L-R: Willa Skye, Jillian Shea Spaeder, Jillian Bell and Isla Fisher | Ok.C. Baily/Disney+

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“My first day of work, how cold it was, Isla and I, we both thought our feet were gonna come off when we took our shoes off,” Cabrera mentioned. “It was the coldest day and I was wearing these like stockings that were protecting me zero in these shoes.”

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