Kristen Bell Surprised On “The Kelly Clarkson Show”
Frozen’s Kristen Bell — a.k.a. Anna — recently appeared on The Kelly Clarkson Show to promote her new show on Disney+ Encore!
Kristen Bell’s “Encore!”
From the official site:
Executive Producer Kristen Bell brings together former castmates of a high school musical, tasking them with re-creating their original performance in a high school reunion like no other. Emotions run high as the former students face faded friendships, former flames, self-doubt, and killer choreography. Through it all, these unlikely groups of friends—with the help of Broadway’s best—just might pull off a standing-ovation-worthy performance of beloved musicals like “The Sound of Music,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Annie” and more.
But last week, while appearing on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Anna’s alter-ego was almost frozen in surprise:
The Frozen II star was reunited with her high school drama teacher Ms. Rashid and her former classmate Katie Ellis on the show.
Before they came on, Clarkson asked about her teachers, with Bell saying Rashid, and another, Mr. Barnard, ‘lit a match under my butt and sort of helped me figure out what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.’
‘Ms. Rashid, especially, she was kind of known as our drill sergeant, but I feel like it trained me to be part of a professional theater group,’ Bell said… Bell added that she remembered, ‘being so enamored’ with Ellis, because she came from another school district.
‘Hearing about your theater program and going, “Whoa, I get to perform with Katie Ellis?”‘