There’s no doubt Disney’s Frozen was a big hit, as was the soundtrack to the animated film, which included “Let It Go,” but it seems the world has finally gotten a little weary of the Frozen music. Idina Menzel, who voiced Frozen‘s Elsa, reveals that her son, Walker Diggs, is especially weary of hearing “Let It Go.” It doesn’t help that Idina so often finds herself singing the song at home. Menzel also came together with pop singer Miley Cyrus to share their mutual feeling that they’re forever owned by Disney through the success of their past projects.
Frozen Star Idina Menzel Opens Up About Her Big Disney Hit
In a recent guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, E! News reports Idina joined fellow former Disney celebrity Miley Cyrus in talking about the pros and cons of rising to fame under the Disney corporation. One portion of the discussion between Miley and Idina resulted in Ms. Menzel revealing that her son was completely done with listening to “Let It Go” anymore, even when sung by his own mom.
“I’m sorry, Disney, but [Walker] is sick of ‘Let It Go,'” Menzel told Cyrus, who was filling in for DeGeneres. “He hates mommy singing it.”
Later, the conversation between the two women turned toward their experience in working with Disney, sharing how the success achieved on those projects left them feeling bound to Disney as servants.
“I’m a servant to Disney,” joked Idina.
“Trust me, that makes two of us,” Miley quipped back. “Welcome! No one knows that better than me, baby!”
Menzel then revealed that she was so eager for her big shot that she didn’t think to negotiate for a better salary from Disney, admitting that she was almost certainly the lowest paid Frozen star. Idina says she was so excited to be working on a Disney project that all other considerations fell by the wayside.
“I was just like, ‘I can be on Disney! Yeah, I want to do it!'”
Idina Menzel Wants Elsa To Come Out As Gay In Frozen 2
While Frozen and its soundtrack may finally be wearing thin with Disney fans, Movie Fone reveals that the studio is still plotting out Frozen 2, bringing Menzel back for more as Elsa. In anticipation of Frozen 2, fans are petitioning Disney to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, hoping that the production company’s poor performance in G.L.A.A.D.’s rating system will provide added incentive. As other studios make the move to adding greater diversity in their films and television shows, it’s hoped Disney will follow suit by creating more LGBTQ characters.
While interviewing Menzel, Miley Cyrus was genuinely open when she expressed her hope that Disney would give Elsa a girlfriend, promoting a healthy homosexual relationship for young fans beginning to discover their own sexual preferences.
“I am all for it. I think it’s wonderful,” Idina said.
Following up her support for giving Elsa a girlfriend in Frozen 2, Menzel added that she has no pull with Disney executives or Frozen 2 producers, though, if asked, she would certainly share her support for the idea.
“I can’t promise anyone that it’s going to happen because I’m a servant to Disney,” says Idina. “I love Disney and I work for Disney.”
Ms. Menzel says that, even though there are no promises, she’s happy the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend movement has served as a catalyst for conversations within the Disney hierarchy. As long as people are talking about it, Idina feels there’s a real chance that the movement will win out.
At this early stage, little is known about Frozen 2, though it has been confirmed that directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee are both back on board for the sequel, as are Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel as Anna and Elsa, respectively. No release date for Frozen 2 is currently available.
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