Ginnifer Goodwin Hopes Her Sons Embrace Her Love of All Things Disney
Ginnifer Goodwin loves getting lost in a good fairy tale and including her family in the fun.
The actress’ occupation as a Disney princess on TV’s Once Upon a Time has added a few storybook-like elements to her life: the introduction to her husband and costar Josh Dallas and enhanced the actress’ overall appreciation for the Mouse House (Once Upon a Time is produced by ABC, a Disney company), which she says has also rubbed off on her 21-month-old son Oliver.
“We’ve gone to [Disneyland] probably a bit more than is healthy,” Goodwin, 37, reveals in the spring issue of Disney twenty-three.
“Oliver loves, loves, loves it. I have a video of him having a dance jam with Pluto and Donald. He cries when we take him away from the characters instead of what most toddlers do, which is cry when the characters come to them.”
Goodwin, who is pregnant with the couple’s second son, says motherhood has brought out a newfound appreciation for the lessons and cautionary tales within most Disney stories.
“I have a couple deep, dark fears about childrearing, like they won’t love Disneyland because I’ll oversaturate them,” she says.
“I also fear that they will say things to me like, ‘Mom, I don’t know why you think you sound like that bunny. You’re not Judy.’ ” (Goodwin lends her voice as Judy in the upcoming animated film Zootopia.)
The spring issue of Disney twenty-three is published by the official Disney fan club D23 and will be available to D23 Gold Members.
— Kara Warner