Josh Gad teases possibility of Frozen 3

Josh Gad has teased the possibility of a Frozen 3.The first movie in the Disney franchise, which was released in 2013 and featured the vocal talents of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Gad, who voices loveable snowman Olaf, went on to ra…

Josh Gad has teased the possibility of a Frozen 3.

The first movie in the Disney franchise, which was released in 2013 and featured the vocal talents of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, and Gad, who voices loveable snowman Olaf, went on to rake in more than $1.2 billion (£959 million) at the box office.

Last year’s long-awaited sequel, Frozen 2, which explored the origins of Queen Elsa’s powers and saw newcomers Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown join the cast, grossed $1.45 billion (£1.2 billion) worldwide.

In a new interview with PopCulture.com, Gad said he believes there is a story that might be worth telling in a third movie, but the decision was in the hands of directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck.

“I don’t know. I mean, here’s the deal. Frozen 2 wasn’t Frozen 2 until there was a reason to exist. And similarly, I don’t know if and when there will be a Frozen 3,” the 39-year-old explained.

“That’s way above my pay grade, but what I can tell you is this: There was an opportunity to take these characters and bring again a sense of hope and inspiration. And it’s why the team at Disney and I teamed up on the past couple of weeks to do At Home with Olaf,” Gad added, referencing the online series that was created during the coronavirus pandemic.

He also revealed that the Frozen saga might not continue “in the form of a third movie”, but hoped Disney bosses would find a story befitting for the much-loved characters.

“But we’ll see! If there’s always a story worth telling, I’m sure that Jennifer Lee and the incredible team over at Disney animation will tell that story one day,” he said.

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Kristen Bell launching CBD-infused skincare line

Kristen Bell is gearing up to make a splash in the beauty world.The Good Place actress has partnered with the team at U.S. company Lord Jones, known for its hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD)-infused products, on a new skincare line. To be sold under the b…

Kristen Bell is gearing up to make a splash in the beauty world.

The Good Place actress has partnered with the team at U.S. company Lord Jones, known for its hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD)-infused products, on a new skincare line.

To be sold under the brand name of Happy Dance, the range will include a collection of premium hemp-derived CBD-infused skincare and personal care products in easy-to-use formulations.

“I first discovered Lord Jones CBD products two years ago and have been using them ever since. I was sceptical at first, but was quickly blown away by the quality, integrity and consistency in all of the products,” said Kristen. “Self-care shouldn’t be an event. Self-care should consist of everyday pick-me-ups that can be integrated into one’s daily routine.”

Happy Dance is set to be unveiled later this year. Product details and prices have not yet been announced, though the star indicated that the line will be affordable.

“When I met Lord Jones founders Rob and Cindy, we aligned on a shared desire to make a CBD line that would be accessible to a wider audience at a lower price point while maintaining the same trusted quality as the Lord Jones brand,” the 39-year-old noted.

Meanwhile, Lord Jones chief executive officer and founder Rob Rosenheck couldn’t be more thrilled to have Kristen involved in the venture.

“We couldn’t imagine a better partner than Kristen,” he praised. “Kristen has a singular voice and has always been outspoken about what she loves and believes. Her passion, authenticity and kindness will be at the core of Happy Dance and make her the perfect messenger to bring CBD self-care to the mainstream.”

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Kristen Bell was told she wasn’t ‘pretty enough’ early in her career

Kristen Bell was told she wasn’t “pretty enough” to play the attractive girls onscreen at the start of her career.The Frozen II actress, 39, told Vanity Fair that when she was starting out as an actress, she’d constantly be told she was “not pretty eno…

Kristen Bell was told she wasn’t “pretty enough” to play the attractive girls onscreen at the start of her career.

The Frozen II actress, 39, told Vanity Fair that when she was starting out as an actress, she’d constantly be told she was “not pretty enough to play the pretty girl”.

“I remember early on, getting feedback, that I wasn’t enough in either category. I would get feedback from an audition: ‘Well, you’re not pretty enough to play the pretty girl, but you’re not quirky enough or weird enough to play the weird girl’,” she recalled.

However, for the aspiring Hollywood star, she was just grateful to be considered for a part at all, adding: “I was like ‘OK so does that just mean I can’t be an actor? What does that mean?’ That’s what I was getting feedback on in every single audition.”

Now, The Good Place star has noted the criteria for acting roles has shifted and producers aren’t so preoccupied with looks anymore, with casting directors favouring “dimensional people that don’t have to be one thing”.

“I think as I’ve grown older, those boxes have changed and they’ve almost gone away,” she explained. “It’s this huge grey area now of all these beautiful stories you can tell.”

And Kristen is “grateful” for how roles for women and men have become more inclusive over the years.

“It’s not the ’80s where you have to have the popular girl and then the nerd who gets the guy. It’s not that anymore and I’m really grateful for that. It opens up a lot of opportunities for everyone to play and pretend, which is the most fun part,” she added.

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Zendaya stuns in metallic breastplate at 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards

Zendaya stole the spotlight in a hot pink breastplate and matching skirt by Tom Ford at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night.The 23-year-old, who was nominated in the Best Actress in a Drama Series category for her role as Rue in the HBO dra…

Zendaya stole the spotlight in a hot pink breastplate and matching skirt by Tom Ford at the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night.

The 23-year-old, who was nominated in the Best Actress in a Drama Series category for her role as Rue in the HBO drama Euphoria, stunned as she hit the red carpet wearing the $15,000 (£11,500) bespoke piece from the designer’s spring 2020 collection.

Zendaya complemented the unique creation with a floor-length fuchsia skirt, Mateo New York earrings, Djula rings, and satin pumps by Christian Louboutin. Her stylist, Law Roach, later pointed out that the breastplate was a homage to the vintage pieces by Issey Miyake and Yves Saint Laurent, and called the Spider-Man: Far From Home star a “Warrior Woman” in a post on Instagram.

The piece was also recently worn by Gwyneth Paltrow for the cover of the latest issue of U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, and the Oscar winner took to social media to lavish praise on the young star.

“Thank God I can say I have something in common with Zendaya,” she commented on a picture of the actress wearing the breastplate.

Other famous faces who also rocked bright colours on the red carpet included Booksmart star Beanie Feldstein, who wore a two-tone pastel pink and red dress with open-toe velvet Jimmy Choo platform heels.

Kristen Bell made a bold statement with her neon green caped jumpsuit by Cong Tri, paired with matching heels, while Awkwafina wowed in a bright yellow Ellie Saab gown, which featured a flowing skirt and sleeves, and Stuart Weitzman platform shoes.

Renee Zellweger, who scooped the Best Actress prize at the ceremony for her role in Judy, bucked the colourful trend by wearing a black strapless Dior gown, and Best Actress in a Comedy Series winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge rocked a one-shouldered sheer dress also created by designers at the French fashion house.

Little Women star Florence Pugh was among those who embraced show-stopping glittering gowns for the annual ceremony, wearing a silver sequinned column-style dress by Prada, while Jennifer Lopez opted for an elegant cream cut-out gown with embellishment by Georges Hobeika.

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Frozen II becomes highest-grossing animated movie ever

Frozen II has become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.The Disney sequel, which features the vocal talents of original stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, alongside newcomers Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Bro…

Frozen II has become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.

The Disney sequel, which features the vocal talents of original stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad, alongside newcomers Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown, was released back in November last year.

Now, the film has been crowned the biggest animated movie ever, raking in $1.32 billion (£1 billion) at the global box office, and is currently the seventh highest-grossing film of all time, overtaking 2013’s Frozen, which made $1.28 billion (£973 million).

Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck were told the news during the BAFTA Tea Party on Saturday, and revealed their surprise at the huge milestone.

“We just found out,” Jennifer told Variety. “I’m really excited. I think we’re always surprised.”

And when quizzed about the possibility of Frozen 3, Chris joked: “We’re going to skip three and go right to four.”

Disney movies dominate the biggest animated films of all time list, with Frozen II, Frozen, and 2018’s Incredibles 2, which took $1.24 billion (£942 million) globally, taking the top three spots.

Frozen II was also the studio’s sixth release in 2019 to reach $1 billion (£760 million) in ticket sales, joining the likes of Toy Story 4, Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of Aladdin, Captain Marvel, Jon Favreau’s The Lion King reboot, and Avengers: Endgame, which is currently the highest-grossing movie of all time, raking in more than $2.7 billion (£2 billion).

And according to Variety, Disney’s last release, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, is also on course to become the studio’s seventh billion-dollar movie of last year.

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Idina Menzel: ‘Frozen II is better than the first film’

Idina Menzel has boldly claimed Frozen II is “better” than the first film.The star reprises her voice role as Elsa in the follow-up to the hit 2013 animated movie, and during an interview on Billboard’s Pop Shop Podcast, explained that while she loves …

Idina Menzel has boldly claimed Frozen II is “better” than the first film.

The star reprises her voice role as Elsa in the follow-up to the hit 2013 animated movie, and during an interview on Billboard’s Pop Shop Podcast, explained that while she loves the original, famous for the song Let It Go, she prefers the plot of the second and the sequel’s biggest tune Into the Unknown.

“I would just go on the record saying I think that this film is better than the first. I do, I love it, you know? I just, I love it. I love Let It Go, obviously; it’s one of the great gifts of my life to have this song and this character in my life and what it represents and how it’s allowed me to connect with audiences all over the world. It’s changed my life,” the 48-year-old commented. “But I actually really enjoy – except for the really high note that’s going to give me problems on a day where I have a cold – I’ve loved singing Into the Unknown. It makes me wanna cry, it gives me goosebumps when I listen to the underscore of it, the rolling bassline and the rhythm and everything. I just love it.”

As for the inspiration for the film’s songs, written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Idina added that she’s always been a big fan of the couple because they put the story first.

“It wasn’t about trying to write another big hooky melody,” she explained. “They wanted to make sure that this furthered the story properly and that they deepened and enriched these characters and helped them evolve into the young women that they are. So, they always come from story first, which is why I think then that they are so successful.”

Frozen II, also featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Sterling K. Brown, Evan Rachel Wood, and Alfred Molina, is in cinemas now.

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Producers gave Evan Rachel Wood standing ovation after Frozen 2 audition

Evan Rachel Wood made such an impression on the producers of Frozen 2 during her audition they gave her a standing ovation.The actress stars as Queen Iduna, the mother of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel’s sisters Anna and Elsa, in the animated sequel. Re…

Evan Rachel Wood made such an impression on the producers of Frozen 2 during her audition they gave her a standing ovation.

The actress stars as Queen Iduna, the mother of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel’s sisters Anna and Elsa, in the animated sequel.

Reflecting on her audition during a recent appearance on Good Morning America, Evan admitted that she was inspired by her son Jack, six, as she prepared for the screen test.

“Before I went in to do the audition I said, ‘I’m gonna do the audition for a Disney movie now’, and he (my son) says, ‘I hope they clap for you, mommy,'” she recalled. “And when I was done, they got up and they clapped, and I came home and I went, ‘Guess what? They clapped! It worked!'”

After winning the animated role, the 32-year-old discovered she’d have her own song in the film to share with her son.

“I’ve been singing Disney lullabies to my son since he was born and now I get to sing my own Disney lullaby to him,” Evan added. “It is absolutely surreal. I’m a really cool mom right now.”

As Iduna, the Westworld star sings the film’s opening number, All Is Found. Kacey Musgraves performs a version of the tune for the end credits of the movie.

Frozen 2, which also features the voices of Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown, Alfred Molina, and Martha Plimpton, hits cinemas around the world from 22 November.

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Kristen Bell happy to appear on Frozen soundtrack alongside powerhouse Idina Menzel

Kristen Bell is more than happy to allow castmate Idina Menzel to perform all of the powerhouse ballads in the Frozen films.The actress has shared that she’s thrilled just to get a song in the animated films at all and likes to sit back so Menzel can h…

Kristen Bell is more than happy to allow castmate Idina Menzel to perform all of the powerhouse ballads in the Frozen films.

The actress has shared that she’s thrilled just to get a song in the animated films at all and likes to sit back so Menzel can hit all of the high notes.

“I’m of the opinion that when you have (basketball superstar) LeBron James on your team you don’t try and dunk,” she told The Talk. “We’ve got Idina Menzel. Just give me a song… a cute little melody.”

Bell has recorded new song The Next Right Thing for the upcoming Frozen sequel. But she anticipates fans are going to be raving about her co-star’s tunes Into the Unknown and Show Yourself, stating, “They are just gonna blow people’s minds.”

Among those eager to catch the highly anticipated sequel are Bell’s two daughters Lincoln, six, and Delta, four, who she shares with husband Dax Shepard.

“They also already know the whole plotline and all the songs, and I have yet to make them sign an NDA (nondisclosure agreement), so I could be screwed because they’re pretty chatty. I’ve been singing them the songs for a couple years now because we’ve been working on it for two and a half years,” she explained to People magazine. “They are very excited even though they know everything that happens. They were not as into Frozen one, they were only into Elsa and Anna because their friends were, but I think they’re going to be into Frozen 2.”

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Ashley Graham puts CBD-infused product on feet before wearing high heels

Ashley Graham swears a cannabidiol-infused product helps minimise the pain of wearing stilettos.The curvy model, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin, is one of the hottest names in the fashion industry and has recently …

Ashley Graham swears a cannabidiol-infused product helps minimise the pain of wearing stilettos.

The curvy model, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Justin Ervin, is one of the hottest names in the fashion industry and has recently landed major gigs for the likes of Swimsuits for All, Revlon, and Rag & Bone.

However, Ashley isn’t a fan of standing around in high heels for long photoshoots, and in an interview with Into The Gloss, she explained that she finds formulas made with cannabidiol (CBD), which is derived from the hemp plant, really help.

“If I’m wearing heels, we’ve got to talk about Lord Jones,” she praised. “The CBD on the bottom of the foot is very necessary – it’s a model secret, because you have to be ready hours in advance of a show and you’re just standing around.”

Lord Jones is known for its High CBD Formula Body Lotion, High CBD Formula Body Oil, and the Royal Oil, which is made with CBD oil and pure grapeseed oil, with celebrities such as Liv Tyler, Kristen Bell, and Olivia Wilde also fans of the products.

Elsewhere in the chat, Ashley shared that she visits Mzia Shiman once a month for a facial and likes to use Bioderma’s Sensibio H2O Solution to remove her make-up each night.

She also likes Retrouve skincare products, after being recommended them by Tracee Ellis Ross’s make-up artist.

“The Intensive night moisturiser is very rich, but light enough that I’m not going to also break out. You only need a little bit of it. I also like the eye cream. I’m in my early thirties so I’m just doing it preventatively. I feel like eye creams are a little bit BS, but with this one, I can feel a difference,” the 31-year-old explained.

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Kristen Bell on Frozen 2: ‘Anna and Elsa have grown up’

Characters Anna and Elsa have “grown up” in Frozen 2, according to Kristen Bell.The first movie was released in 2013, and is still one of Disney’s biggest-ever hits, raking in more than $1.2 billion worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing animated …

Characters Anna and Elsa have “grown up” in Frozen 2, according to Kristen Bell.

The first movie was released in 2013, and is still one of Disney’s biggest-ever hits, raking in more than $1.2 billion worldwide and becoming the highest-grossing animated movie of all time.

Fans clamoured for a sequel to the film, which also featured the vocal talents of Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff, and six years later, they’re finally getting their wish.

And Kristen, who voices Anna, recently explained that the movie will still appeal to the young girls and boys across the world who fell in love with the first film.

“It’ll still be appropriate for kids and kids will still love it, but these girls have grown up as well a little bit. I think the original fans of Frozen, who were little girls and now might not think it’s for them, will be pleasantly surprised,” she told reporters at Comic-Con in San Diego.

The Good Place star also revealed that writers Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, who also directed the Oscar-winning original, needed time to find the story for the sequel.

“It is a story that we waited a long time (for) so that it would reveal itself to the creators. What is the next progression in these characters’ lives that needs to be told? Not just like, ‘What’s another storyline we could do?'” Kristen told ComicBook.com.

While the plot of Frozen 2 has been kept under wraps, the movie reportedly focuses on Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Olaf, along with reindeer Sven, searching for the mysterious source of Elsa’s magic powers.

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