Kristen Bell wanted goofy heroine for Frozen

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 March 2014
Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell voices Anna, princess of Arendelle, in 'Frozen' and wanted a "flawed and goofy" heroine for the Disney animation

Kristen Bell wanted to create a heroine who is "flawed and goofy" for 'Frozen'.

The 33-year-old star voices Anna, princess of Arendelle, in Disney's animated film which was director by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and the filmmakers insist the actress shares similarities with her alter-ego.

Talking to, Lee said: "She came in to audition and she set the bar so high. She has a warmth to her and also a beautiful singing voice, which a lot of people don't realise.

"She's so funny and so smart, and there's so much of her in Anna. And like us, she wanted to create a heroine who's flawed and goofy and yet who's still inspirational."

Lee - who also penned the screenplay - admits she wrote the characters with particular stars in mind and found it easier to complete the script when she knew who'd been cast in the adventure.

She added: "She was a great partner. And the same with Jonathan Groff. They both really gave us the character's voice. I found I could write the roles much more easily when they were cast."


  • 4 stars
  • 2013
  • US
  • 1h 48min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
  • Cast: Voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel
  • UK release: 6 December 2013

Princess Anna (Bell) is disturbed to find that her sister Elsa (Menzel) can create ice and snow, but when Elsa goes into exile the kingdom freezes, and Anna and friends must find her. With no celebrity voice-overs or pop culture gags, just a venerable story, good songs and classic characters, it's an old-fashioned delight.

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