Apparantely, the star did not want anyone at Disney to "freak out" so she kept the information from them.
Actor Stephanie Beatriz has some work ethics! The Encanto star told Variety during an interview that she was in labor while she recording "Waiting on a Miracle" for the hit Disney movie, Enchanto. And gave birth to her first child, Rosaline, the following day in August 2021, according to HuffPost.
Explaining the reason behind this extreme decision, she said, "I didn’t want to tell anybody at Disney because I didn’t want anyone to freak out. But I was already having some contractions when we were scheduled to record that day. I was like 'Well, fingers crossed I finish the song before [the baby] comes!'"
Beatriz, who is popularly known for her role as Rosa Diaz, voiced the character Mirabel in the film Encanto. As for the film's director, Byron Howard, he laughed in shock when asked if he knew about Beatriz’s secret. "We knew she was very, very, very, very ready to have that baby. But she did not tell us she was almost, almost ready," he said. Even songwriter Miranda joked how Beatriz sang "Waiting on a Miracle" while actually waiting for her own personal miracle.
Creating animated movies takes a long, long time and actors have to constantly record their voices and adapt to the script as it keeps evolving over the years. That's why each session is extremely important and Beatriz realizes that. Over the course of this movie, she had at least 15 recording sessions for the dialogues alone. If we factor in the musical numbers as well it is way higher. Maybe that's why she made it a point to do her best for as long as possible.
That being said, Beatriz sure loves her child. Shortly after giving birth, she shared a post announcing her arrival. "BÉBÉ HAS ARRIVED in style...Her name is Rosaline: pronounced Roz-uh-line. I’m very very in awe of the entire experience of having a kiddo. it is INCREDIBLE and HARD AF and BEAUTIFUL and EMOTIONAL, and I can’t remember ever being this amazed and feeling so overwhelmingly full of gratitude. Roz, you are so cool," it read.
Beatriz shares Rosaline with her husband, Brad Hoss. The couple got engaged in 2017, a year after she came out as bisexual, and tied the knot the following year in Los Angeles. "I feel like an outsider so often. But those moments of discomfort are worth it, because living authentically gives me so much joy and feels so honest and good. In October, I will marry a heterosexual man. We’ll make vows that I will take very seriously — till death do us part. But I’ll be bi till the day I die, baby, and I vow to myself to always sing that truth," she said according to US Magazine.
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