Frozen 2 is coming faster than most parents hope, according to Kristen Bell. In an interview with Collider,Bell said she expects to be in studio to begin recording the movie later this month.
“They’ve just written it and they’re still doing tweaks, but I think we should be recording this month. The story is great, and they exude quality. What I know about that whole team is that they wouldn’t just put something out to put it out. That’s why it took them so long to even announce that we were doing a second one.”
Disney broke the news that there would be a sequel to Frozen last year, Kristen says that it makes sense to do a sequel after the original was so successful.
“Generally when you have a first successful movie you want to make a second one. It took them a while because they wanted to figure out what story they needed to tell and what would be important and engaging and I think they found it.”
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Collider also asked Bell if she had started recording anything musically for the film. If you’ll remember, the soundtrack for Frozen featured songs like, Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman, which Kristen was the lead on.
“No, not yet. We record all the time for different parks or different parks that open overseas, we’ll do a mashup for the rides. So we actually get to go in — Josh [Gad] and Idina [Menzel], Jonathan [Groff] and I — all the time and record new bits of the music. When Epcot center opens we’ll record a bunch of new music. So we have little bits of Frozen in our life at all times, but I’m excited to get started on the new movie.”
Kristen and the cast help Frozen become wildly successful at the box office and won two Oscars. There’s no question that children flock to sisters Anna, voiced by Bell, and Elsa and Disney will try to hit another home run with the sequel, but there’s one little girl that wasn’t a fan of the cult classic — Kristen’s 3-year-old daughter, Lincoln.
In an interview with E!, Bell revealed that she just recently had Lincoln watch it for the first time and the results were not as Kristen hoped.
“I put it on for her, thinking it was going to blow her mind and she like 15 minutes in and was like, ‘Turn this off, I don’t like this movie,'” Kristen said.
Bell tried to explain to her daughter that she was the voice of Anna, but that didn’t really help.
“She could care less,” Bell said. “It was too scary for her, I think. She keeps my ego in check. But it was too dark, the scene where Anna gets struck and then they go to the trolls and it takes place at night.”
Tough crowd for Bell.
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As for now, Kristen’s currently out promoting her comedy with Melissa McCarthy titled, The Boss, that will hit theaters on April 8. The movie follows Michelle Darnell, played by McCarthy, a titan of industry who was sent to prison for insider trading. As she’s released from prison, she attempts to reinvent herself as America’s sweetheart by moving in with Bell’s character, but the people she screwed over aren’t ready to forgive and forget.
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Bell will play Claire, Darnell’s former assistant who has been tasked with helping her rebrand herself. Kristen Bell’s character has since become a single mother who is trying to begin a cupcake business.
Bell has a lot on her hands for a 35-year-old mother of two. If you can’t wait to see Kristen Bell in Frozen 2, go see The Boss on April 8.
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