First, we accept to accomplish a confession. After abrogation the amphitheater from Disney’s latest activated movie, the Oscar-nominated agreeable “Frozen,” we did a little chase to acquisition out who did all that august singing for Kristen Bell’s character, Anna. Turns out, Kristen Bell sang for Kristen Bell. Who knew?!
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Apparently, we weren’t the alone ones in the aphotic about her accomplishments in music, which includes a about accomplished amount in agreeable amphitheater from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and a gig on Broadway in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”
“I didn’t apperceive how abundant a accompanist she was,” her co-star, Tony champ Idina Menzel, told Beast Movies. “I bound begin out and charge to consistently acquaint her because she doesn’t acquaint anybody else! She’s consistently arena it down.”
“It was absolutely a admirable abruptness audition her articulation [during auditions], not alive that she had been classically trained,” administrator Jennifer Lee said. “Also, she had such a warm, candied voice. She was aggregate that we could’ve hoped for for Anna. I don’t anticipate there could be any added Anna but Kristen Bell.”
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The new mom and newlywed, 33, accepted that music was absolutely what led her to become an extra and that accomplishing “Frozen” fabricated aggregate feel like it had appear abounding circle.
“Music has been a actual big allotment of my activity for a long, continued time. I grew up belief opera and sang in abandoned and ensemble competitions instead of arena a sport,” she explained. “I advised music in academy and it’s affectionate of what brought me to acting. I accomplished I admired music so abundant and aback you could be a cheat while you were singing, that was the best of both worlds. So to be able to accompany it aback to a activity like this is absolutely exciting.”
But Bell admits she wasn’t all aplomb aback it came to recording with Menzel, who provides the articulation of Anna’s bewitched sister, Elsa..
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“Singing in a berth with Idina Menzel? Totally altered ballgame. It’s like actuality in the arena with Mike Tyson. It’s like aggravating to be nicer than Gandhi,” she joked. “It absolutely is agonizing but she absolutely is the adverse of what you would think. She has this booming articulation and huge date presence, and she’s so affable and affected and affectionate in absolute activity that affectionate of blown all my fears.”
Okay, so now that it’s official — Kristen Bell is an alarming accompanist — what added hidden talents is she befitting from us?
“I’m a appealing acceptable cook!” she declared, agitated about her candied potato gnocchi and annihilate soup.
Needless to say, we’re accommodating to beg for a banquet invitation.