Is Idina Menzel trying to say something? Because the Broadway singer and actress has dyed her hair blonde and it now matches probably the most famous character that she has ever voiced.
For the uninitiated, Idina Menzel voiced the character of Queen Elsa in Disney’s monster hit film Frozen. Like the ice-veined queen, Menzel now has blonde hair. When she premiered the look on Twitter, it instantly led to comparisons between her and Elsa.
You can check out Menzel’s new bouffant in the image below. She looks rather spiffing.
— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) March 20, 2015
And you have to admit that the color does look remarkably similar to that of Queen Elsa in Frozen.
— Deseret News (@DeseretNews) March 2, 2015
Menzel, 43, recently reprised her role as Frozen’s Queen Elsa for the short film Frozen Fever. This seven-minute adventure was the first time the characters of Elsa, Anna (Kristen Bell), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), and Olaf (Josh Gad) had reunited since Frozen became the most successful animated film of all time.
Frozen took this honor last year after it eclipsed Toy Story 3 at the box office. Frozen ultimately grossed $1.27 billion. Since then, Disney have been looking at a variety of different ways to expand the franchise.
Frozen Fever was the first to be released, while Frozen 2 was confirmed earlier this month, and plans for a Frozen Broadway show have already been in the works for several months.
The fact that Idina Menzel has already forged out a remarkable Broadway career of her own, plus has now dyed her hair blonde, will now almost certainly lead to rumors that she might star as Elsa on stage.
Menzel has previously starred in Rent, Wicked, and If/Then on Broadway. She even picked up a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Elphaba in Wicked.
Meanwhile, it was confirmed in February, via Variety, that the creative team behind the feature film release of Frozen will also be working on Broadway’s musical version. Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed Frozen, is writing the song book for the stage show, while Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson Lopez with provide additional songs as well.
But does Menzel’s new hair-do prove that Lee, Lopez, and Anderson Lopez have convinced the singer to work on the Broadway version? Well, back in April of 2014, after being asked by Cosmopolitan whether she’d ever play Elsa on Broadway Menzel declared, “Yes! Sure! Absolutely!”
Unfortunately, it looks as though she’s had a change of heart since then, because according to a recent Daily Mail report, Menzel won’t be in the stage version. Frozen isn’t expected to make its debut on Broadway until 2017,
This suggests that every Frozen fan pining to see Menzel play the character in the flesh is just going to have to let it go.
[Image via Disney]