Idina Menzel Believes She & ‘Frozen’s’ Queen Elsa Are ‘The Same’

The more we learn about Idina Menzel, the more we're convinced that she was meant to play Queen Elsa in 'Frozen'! Now the talented actress and singer is revealing why she believes that she and Elsa are 'the same!' Idina Menzel, 43, is definitely blurring the boundaries between her real-life self and her role in the hit Disney film Frozen. Idina reveals in a new interview that she and her snow queen character, Elsa, are "the same" because they were both afraid to embrace their true talents. Here's what she has to say!

Idina Menzel Frozen Elsa
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Idina Menzel On ‘Frozen’s Elsa: Singer Believes She & Queen Are ‘The Same’

Despite her beautiful voice and award-winning acting abilities, Idina didn’t always believe in herself. The New York native not only doubted her destiny to become a shining star, but she also was afraid to stand out!

“Much like her cartoon incarnation, who is forced to keep her freezing powers under wraps, Menzel spent her teenage years hiding her ability from friends,” writes the UK’s Daily Mail.

“I didn’t want to stand out. I didn’t want other girls to be envious of me — or not like me,” Idina tells The Telegraph’s Stella magazine.

Thankfully, Idina eventually got over her fear of being “too big and too loud,” just like her cartoon counterpart did in Frozen!

Idina Menzel & Queen Elsa Let Go Of Fears

Fortunately for Frozen fans, Idina began to let her fears go in 1996, after her first big break in the original production of Rent. Her subsequent Broadway career soared, and she even earned a Tony award for her role in Wicked.

So can we expect the mega hit Frozen to return to the silver screen and and stage?

Idina accidentally prompted rumors that a Frozen sequel was in the works based on her sheer excitement about potentially reprising her role of Elsa! During her Dec. 1. appearance on the Today show, she clarified her hopeful comments that she would become the Snow Queen once again in a Frozen sequel.

“You know, I have no idea,” she said. “I just assumed that because it’s so successful that’s what they’re up to.”

Indeed, the film became a worldwide success overnight and went on to become the fifth-highest grossing film of all time!

All the while, Idina and Elsa are both encouraging young girls to embrace who they are and pursue their passions!

HollywoodLifers, what do YOU think? Are Elsa and Idina similar? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

— Jordyn Shaffer

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