Idina Menzel Talks ‘Frozen 2’ in Q & A
In a recent Q & A for The Hollywood Reporter, Idina Menzel ran the gamut of topics – her career, Wicked, John Travolta, and — of course — Elsa and Frozen.
Here are just a few of the questions and answers from her interview with THR’s Jordan Riefe:
Can you ever let go of “Let It Go”?
You’ll be singing in the sequel, Frozen 2, when you return as Elsa. Is “Into the Unknown” the next “Let It Go”?
“Into the Unknown,” and then there’s another song called “Show Yourself,” which is pretty spectacular as well. Everyone always asks is it the next “Let it Go”? That’s lightning in a bottle. All I know is this music really moved me when I heard it, and it moved me more when I was interpreting it.
Do the film’s sisters go on a quest to find their origins?
Elsa has a calling. She’s hearing this voice that’s sort of calling her into the unknown. And it’s kind of a quest to unveil some secrets of their past, but even more so to understand who she is and why she has the power she does, and what her purpose is in the world.
How gratifying is it to play a princess who isn’t reliant on a prince?
I was just with [Frozen co-star] Kristen Bell, and we get a lot of satisfaction out of it, kind of like Wicked as well,l where we’re two female leads. We don’t need romantic love, necessarily, to tell us who we are and complete us. It’s about family and loyalty and supporting people to be their pure authentic selves. That’s true love, that’s unconditional love.
Can’t Let It Go
While we’re at it, let’s return to Arendelle for a few minutes:
Are you as excited as we are to hear Idina Menzel sing in Frozen 2? We can’t wait!