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Wilmer Valderrama’s 'Encanto' Tweet About That "Miércoles" Scene Is Stirring Up Fans Online

Fans can't get enough of the NCIS star in the hit Disney movie.

By now, Encanto fans know not to talk about Bruno. But as it turns out, there are still questions about a particular scene in the Disney animated film that has stumped non-Spanish-speaking viewers. Luckily, Wilmer Valderrama, who voices the Madrigal patriarch Agustín, gave fans the opportunity to help each other out on his Twitter.

It all began when Encanto director Bryon Howard shared that one of his favorite parts in the Colombian-based musical movie is a memorable interaction between Agustín, Mirabel (voiced by Stephanie Beatriz) and Dolores (voiced by Adassa). In the clip, Agustín tries to swear Mirabel to secrecy after he learns that she saw Bruno’s vision. Unfortunately, Dolores overhears their conversation thanks to her special gift of superhearing. Reacting to this, Agustín says the Spanish word “Miércoles,” which translates to “Wednesday” in English.

“This scene with @WValderrama & @adassaofficial cracks me and my husband up every time!! #Encanto,” Bryon wrote on Twitter alongside shots of Agustín and Dolores.

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After seeing Bryon give him a special shoutout, Wilmer immediately replied back with the only appropriate expression he could think of. “Miércoles… HAHAHA,” the NCIS actor wrote in a retweet.

Encanto fans also chimed in agreeing that the minute-long scene is unforgettable. “One of my favorite lines in the [movie]!! 🤣🤣 Same for my daughter - once I explained it 😂,” one person wrote. “It's one of my favorites too- EVERYtime he says Miercoles- I think of my parents ahahah,” another added. “So Colombian 🤣,” a different fan said.

That said, not everyone understood the play on words Spanish speakers and folks with Colombian heritage loved so much. “Do you know what does that mean?” a follower commented. Their question was swiftly answered in the thread when another fan shared what they had discovered about the word’s true meaning. “I laughed so hard when he says that. I’m like ohhh he meant to say Mie*da I was like 😬😱,” someone else tweeted.

In short, Agustín actually meant to say the Spanish curse word “mierda,” which translates to “s—t” in English. But he refrained from doing so and instead said “Wednesday.” According to #Encanto Twitter, this is a common practice in the Colombian community as a way to avoid profanity around children. Hey, the more you know!

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