Pepa from “Encanto”: who is Carolina Gaitán’s character in the new Disney movie

is a renowned Colombian actress and singer who, thanks to her talent, has participated in more than 20 successful productions inside and outside her native country, being awarded the Tu Mundo de Telemundo awards. Although she achieved fame for her leading roles in “Celia”, “Sin sinos si hay paraíso”, “Narcos”, “MalaYerba”, among others, the artist is more than happy with the role she will play in “Encanto”, the new Disney movie.

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And it is not for less, because the actor born on April 4, 1984 will play Pepa, a unique woman who will delight everyone on the big screen. While we wait for the film to hit theaters on November 24, 2021, we will tell you about the character that will give life to the remembered Catalina Marín Santana.

WHO IS PEPA, THE CHARACTER OF CATALINA GAITÁN IN “ENCANTO”?

In the Disney movie “Encanto”, Catalina Gaitán will give her voice to Pepa Madrigal, both in the original version and in Spanish. Her character is Mirabel’s aunt, the protagonist of the story.

She is also one of the triplets of Abuela Alma and is married to Félix, with whom she has three children: Dolores, Camilo and Antonio. Pepa is characterized by being very dramatic and too emotional, but she has a gift, like the rest of his family: your emotions can control the weather.

In “Encanto”, Pepa is a dramatic and overly emotional woman (Photo: Disney)

“Pepa is the one who controls the weather through emotions and she is too nervous and too dramatic, so it is more difficult for her to control her emotions and therefore the weather and everyone is harmed by that, because if she is already nervous, then it rains and it thunders and everyone says please stop “said the actress in an interview with .

Carolina Gaitán describes her character in “Encanto” as a vulnerable, sweet woman, a very good mother who adores her husband and children.

In a publication on July 8, 2021, the actress told about her new project. “I share with you that I am the voice of Pepa, a magical character in the English version of ‘Encanto’. I am incredibly honored and grateful to be a part of this profound journey with this incredible cast of Disney, showing the true magical realism of our beloved Colombia. I have not only realized my dream since I was a child being part of ‘Encanto’, but also the privilege of portraying the essence par excellence and the true colors of our Colombia. Everyone is invited to the magic of the Madrigal Family! “he wrote on his Instagram.

Pepa Madrigal is Mirabel's aunt in "Charm", a film that hits theaters from November 24, 2021 (Photo: Disney)
Pepa Madrigal is Mirabel’s aunt in “Encanto”, a film that hits theaters on November 24, 2021 (Photo: Disney)

HOW WAS THE CASTING OF CAROLINA GAITÁN TO GIVE PEPA A VOICE?

The singer also said that Her first casting was held on March 6, 2020 at Disney Studios in Los Angeles And after a while when they told her that they were going to contact her to ask her some questions, the first thing she thought was that they would consult her about her career, but it was the opposite. “They say, ‘Hi, how are you? Hey, tell us about your childhood ‘”.

“I began to tell them that I grew up with my mom and dad flying a small plane around the Colombian jungle surrounded by a thousand animals, and these fascinated gentlemen would tell me: ‘How is it possible?’ Then they asked me about my brother, I told them what happened to him, until suddenly the casting ends. I said to myself: ‘Now they are going to ask me about me, for my professional part’, and no, they tell me: ‘Sing us’, and well, I sang and the audition was over. The next thing was: ‘Ya, you stayed ”he told Mundo Hispánico.

The emotion of the actress when she went to her first casting at Disney to "Charm" (Photo: Carolina Gaitán / Instagram)
The emotion of the actress when she went to her first casting at Disney for “Encanto” (Photo: Carolina Gaitán / Instagram)

CAROLINA GAITÁN’S EMOTION FOR “CHARM”

Carolina Gaitán is very happy to have gotten a role in the Disney movie “Encanto”, but also because a film was made about Colombia.

WHAT IS “ENCANTO” ABOUT?

The new Disney film tells the story of an extraordinary family: Los Madrigal, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia. They are installed in a magical house in a town located in a wonderful enclave called “Encanto”.

The magic of “Enchantment” has endowed all the children in the family with a unique gift, from super strength to the power to heal, but he has forgotten about a girl named Mirabel, who laments her misery.

However, when she realizes that the magic surrounding “Enchantment” is in danger, she decides that as the only normal Madrigal, she could be the last hope of her extraordinary family.

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Pepa from “Encanto”: who is Carolina Gaitán’s character in the new Disney movie