Idina Menzel Says She’s ‘Buddies’ With John Travolta
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“Adele Dazeen” — better known as Idina Menzel — has long forgiven John Travolta for flubbing her name on live TV at this year’s Academy Awards a few weeks ago. In fact, she says she has only benefitted from the mistatake.
“That threw me for a minute, but then I just got back on track and reminded myself of where I was,” said Menzel. “He was really gracious and sent this gorgeous email, and we’re buddies, and it’s all cool.”
Menzel said he also sent flowers, and thanks to the flub, she’s become a household name.
“Please. I mean, I’ve only benefited from it,” she said.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Let It Go hasn’t had the typical rise as a pop song because radio hasn’t driven the success of the song. Instead, it has made its way up the charts based largely on sales and streams and is only just now starting to make progress at adult contemporary and mainstream top 40 radio.
“I’m just excited to see it break some rules,” she said.
Ironically, the Rent actress originally tried out for the 2010 Disney film Tangled, but wasn’t hired. However, her audition tape singing The Beatle’s Blackbird eventually led her to the role in Frozen.
She’s also starring in the broadway musical If/Then, which opens March 30. The musical is about a woman in her 40s and features the song What the F—, about trying to have sex with three guys in one night.
While Menzel has never seemed too upset over the name-flub, Travolta apparently still struggles over his mistake.
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