Pixar’s Coco has added an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. to its cast. According to Deadline, Slingshot star Natalia Cordova-Buckley will lend her voice to the legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in the film.
The news comes just a month ahead of the film’s theatrical debut. Cordova-Buckley will have a cameo in the English language-version of the film. The movie follows a character named Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), who — through a mysterious and otherworldly chain of events — comes across a charming trickster Héctor (Gael García Bernal) and sets off on a musical adventure to unlock the real story behind his family history.
Cordova-Buckley took to social media shortly after the news broke to celebrate being able to bring an iconic artist like Frida Kahlo to life on the big screen — even if only in animation.
✨?✨Magia es tener la oportunidad de darle voz a aquella mujer que me enseñó el poder y la fuerza detrás de mi propia voz! Gracias mi Frida amada! ••• Natalia Cordova-Buckley joins the voice cast of Disney Pixar’s “Coco” @pixarcoco as legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Originally from Mexico, for Cordova-Buckley this is a dream come true as Frida Kahlo has been an iconic idol to her. ••• ✨“I’ve been chasing the spirit of Frida Kahlo my entire life, so to be able to give voice to the woman that taught me the freedom and strength of my own is not just an honor but profoundly magical!”. ✨ ••• The ensemble voice cast also includes Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Edward James Olmos and newcomer Anthony Gonzalez. ••• “Frida Kahlo is a captivating icon in Mexico’s history,” said director Lee Unkrich @leeunkrich . “Her art, strength and resilience inspired us in so many ways. Natalia’s role in “Coco” pays homage to Ms. Kahlo, her work and the people of Mexico who love her.” •Directed by Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist “Monsters University”) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (“Toy Story 3”), Disney•Pixar’s “Coco” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. Thank you @carlahool for being an ambassador of my dream! I will never be able to completely explain what this means to me. Love you woman! #FridaKahlo #Pixar #pixarcoco #mexico
She can next be seen in ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which returns this December for its fifth season, as the superhero Elena “Yo-Yo” Rodriguez.
Written and directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and Adrian Molina (The Good Dinosaur), Disney/Pixar’s Coco hits theaters on November 22, 2017.
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