In the new Disney+ fantasy-comedy Godmothered about a bumbling fairy godmother name Eleanor (Jillian Bell) trying to prove her worth, the usual fairytale elements like magical wands, singing songs, animals that can do chores, and a “Prince Charming” character are on full display.
While he doesn’t technically play a prince in the movie, actor Santiago Cabrera is charming nonetheless as local Boston reporter Hugh Prince, who has a crush on station producer Mackenzie Walsh (Isla Fisher). Eleanor travels to Boston to help Mackenzie get her life on track, which includes playing matchmaker for her and Hugh.
Cabrera, who was born in Caracas, Venezuela, but raised in England, has starred in several TV series over his 17-year career, including Heroes, Big Little Lies and Star Trek: Picard, where he can currently be seen playing Capt. Chris Rios, a former Starfleet officer and pilot for a civilian starship known as La Sirena.
In Godmothered, Cabrera’s character wants to report on serious and inspiring news stories, but the station’s director is only interested in sensationalized material because their ratings are not doing well. Luckily, Hugh’s ratings are doing just fine when he’s on TV. “Actually, the numbers on his hair are huge—and his face and his smile,” one of the flirty, female anchors points out.
Eleanor is there to ensure Mackenzie finds her “heart’s desire,” but as Mackenzie explains, “Life isn’t as simple as happily ever after.” With Hugh in pursue, however, a love connection still might happen when the two learn they have a lot more in common than they knew.
We’re not sure Hugh’s affinity for history reenactments or his YMCA dancing finesse are going to earn him any points in the romance column, but as every Disney fan knows, it’ll all come down to his skill at locking lips.
Godmothered is currently streaming on Disney+.