Kristen Bell guest-hosts 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', gets grilled over Elsa’s sexuality
Kristen Bell guest-hosted The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday where she had the chance to chat with Jamie Foxx
Kristen Bell guest-hosted “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday where she was given a chance to chat with Jamie Foxx and pop and lock dancer Ziqi "Lil' Mushroom" Li.
The audience at the studio, many of whom seemed to be fans of the movie Frozen, couldn’t resist asking Bell, who voiced Princess Anna in the Disney hit, about the film's upcoming sequel which is due next year. And there was one theme Bell couldn’t escape — Elsa’s sexuality. “Well, you know, I can’t say a lot because Disney has people everywhere,” Bells said.
“I have recorded the movie, there will be edits before it’s finished, but, yeah, I know the songs, I know the story, it’s very good. I can’t say more than that or I’ll get in trouble,” the actress said. And when it comes to her sexuality, Bell said it was all up to the writers.
After the first movie broke box office records, fans started a social media campaign #GiveElsaAGirlfriend in hopes of pressuring Disney to emphasize on pro-queer themes by showing Queen Elsa having a girlfriend in Frozen 2.
Responding to the social media campaign, co-director Jennifer Lee recently said: "I love everything people are saying [and] people are thinking about with our film ― that it's creating dialogue, that Elsa is this wonderful character that speaks to so many people. “Actually, it’s really up to Elsa,” she playfully clarified. “It’s her body, her choice.”
While the sequel will once again feature Idina Menzel as Elsa, Josh Gad as Olaf and Jonathan Groff as Kristoff, the storyline of the movie is still unknown.
Speaking about this in February Jennifer Lee told Huffington Post that, "Where we're going with it, we have tons of conversations about it, and we're really conscientious about these things. For me, Elsa's every day telling me where she needs to go, and she'll continue to tell us.
"I always write from character-out, and where Elsa is and what Elsa's doing in her life, she's telling me every day. We'll see where we go," she added.
Later during the show, Bell got a chance to welcome and chat with Jamie Foxx, about his Fox game show, “Beat Shazam”. They also spoke about the excitement of performing with Barbra Streisand on her 2016 album, “Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway” and in concert.
Frozen 2 will hit the screens on November 27, 2019.