This little girl sure pulls big names! The Disney Junior animated smash Sofia the First — a fairy-filled tale about a young commoner who suddenly becomes a princess — already boasts a voice cast that includes Ariel Winter, Tim Gunn, Wayne Brady, Sara Ramirez, Ellie Kemper, Jeffrey Tambor, Kiernan Shipka and Viola Davis. Now comes Megan Mullally who begins a recurring role Friday, Aug. 23 (9am/8c) as Miss Nettle, a seemingly sweet fairy who teaches enchanted gardening at Royal Prep.
"All is not what it seems with this character," says coexecutive producer Craig Gerber. "Miss Nettle has a secret agenda — one that involves getting headmistresses Flora, Fauna and Merryweather out of the picture."
This fall will bring Bonnie Hunt as Sofia's dotty Aunt Tilly, an appearance by Belle of Beauty and the Beast fame, plus a primetime special Sofia the First: The Floating Palace in which Sofia meets Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Love that Mouse House synergy!
Here's an exclusive clip of Mullally's wicked Miss Nettle in action.