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Idina Menzel On ‘Frozen 2’ Experience: “It’s Brought Me So Much Joy And Love”

Idina Menzel is back as Elsa on Frozen 2, and during last week’s premiere she had nothing but grateful words to share regarding her all consuming Frozen experience.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 07: (L-R) Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell attend the premiere of Disney’s “Frozen 2” at Dolby Theatre on November 07, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Released in 2013, Frozen made over $1.2 billion worldwide and such iconic songs “Let It Go” and “Do You Want To Build A Snowman” has inspired its share of young kids (including my three year old niece).

“It’s bittersweet,” said Menzel during last week’s Frozen 2 premiere. “It’s weird. We’re ready to take it to the world and it’s like our own little baby and we love it. But it’s just been one of the greatest gifts in my career for me. It’s brought me so much joy and love and the themes in these movies are so important to young audiences and the music gives me an opportunity to go all over the world and connect with young people and really sing into their eyes. And they sing with me.”

Also returning for the sequel are acclaimed songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and one would assume this soundtrack will have its share of memorable tunes (including “Into the Unknown”).

“There’s a lot of great music and the Lopezes are very talented people,” said Menzel. “They’ve gotten to know us know so they write with our voices in mind and it makes our life easier and I’m really excited for everyone to hear this music.”

Frozen 2, co-starring Kristen Bell as Anna, opens nationwide November 2.

In “Frozen 2,” Elsa is grateful her kingdom accepts her and she works hard to be a good queen. Deep down, she wonders why she was born with magical powers. The answers are calling her, but she’ll have to venture far from Arendelle to find them. Featuring the voices of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Frozen 2” opens on Nov. 22, 2019. © 2019 Disney. All Rights Reserved.


Greg Srisavasdi
I've been a movie reviewer/interview since 1991 (as a UCLA Daily Bruin scribe), worked at Westwood One, Deepest Dream owner, co-editor of Hollywood Outbreak, podcast co-host of "CinemAddicts" and "Matt and Greg Used To Interview Movie Stars." I can be reached at for inquiries or whatever the case may be!

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