Stephanie Beatriz Recalls Recording ‘Encanto’ Song While In Labor

Encanto’s Stephanie Beatriz, 41, recalls being in labor while recording the hit song,” Waiting on a Miracle.”

“I didn’t want to tell anybody at Disney because I didn’t want anyone to freak out,” Beatriz, who voices Mirabel Madrigal, recently shared with Variety.

“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 went on to give birth to her first child, her daughter, Rosaline, the following day. Director Bryon Howard added, “We knew she was very, very, very, very ready to have that baby. But she did not tell us she was almost, almost ready.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the original songs for the Disney film, joked that Beatriz was also waiting for her very own miracle while recording the track in August of 2021.

Previously, Beatriz shared some insight into her pregnancy journey with the outlet at the “In the Heights” premiere in Los Angeles back in June.

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“Your body does weird stuff when you’re preggs,” she joked.

“Like burping at weird times or, like, you’re just sitting and then all of a sudden you stand up and your back’s like, ‘No, no, no. No, we’re not doing that that fast.’”

That being said, Beatriz shared how she enjoyed the experience and was “really grateful, lucky.”

“For some people it’s a very difficult journey, so I always want to think about how respectful I want to be to everyone’s journey as a pregnant person, and I’m having a pretty good time. It’s pretty cool.”

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“Most of (my roles) I disappear into the character, and in a weird way it’s the same with this because it’s the most ‘like me’ role I’ve ever played, yet I’ve disappeared,” she shared with the outlet. “It’s not my face, it’s an animated person.”

“Encanto” is up for three Academy Awards, nominated for best animated film, best original score and best original song for “Dos Oruguitas.” 

The movie was so popular that Jenna was upset she missed seeing it with her daughters, Mila, 8, and Poppy, 6.

“I feel a little cheated on, to be honest. My children had a little playdate where they watched this film without me,” the TODAY with Hoda & Jenna co-host shared during a January episode. “I thought ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ was a Lady Gaga song! I don’t know a thing about it because my children deceived me.”

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