Idina Menzel who voiced Princess Elsa in last year’s hit Disney pic Frozen remains unsure about the status of the sequel to the original film. In an interview with Here & Now, the 43-year-old singer-actress backtracked her claims that a sequel is in the works. “I said ‘I’m sure something’s in the works,’” she explained her Telegraph interview that was made headlines last week.
“I just assume that because it’s so successful that that’s what they’re up to.”
The former Broadway star reiterated that it’s up to Disney if they want to create a follow-up to the massively successful 3-D animated film. Frozen captured the hearts of children everywhere and ended up earning more than $1.2 billion dollars at the box office, making it the highest grossing animated film of all time.
Even if there’s no confirmation about the sequel yet, Menzel expressed her interest in returning for the sequel to voice one of the princesses featured in the film. “We’ll see. I’m just going along for the ride,” she said during her appearance on The Today Show.
The Academy Award winning film will be translated into a Broadway show next year. Analysts from the House of Mouse reported that the film is now considered as one of the company’s top 5 franchises. Disney Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger said that fans should expect that Disney would take advantage of the popularity status of the series.
Menzel performed the hit song “Let It Go” at the CMA Country Christmas show that aired on ABC. She shared the stage with Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles who also hosted the program. Menzel is busy promoting her new Christmas album called “Holiday Wishes” which she had dedicated to her lovely five-year old son. “The holidays were always a weird time for me, so now that I have a little boy, it’s sort of an opportunity to rewrite that.”