The recent campaign and petition #GetElsaAGirlfriend has been gaining steam, and it just gained a major ally: Menzel, the voice of Elsa herself!
Last night at the Billboard Music Awards, when asked how she felt about the movement for the sequel, Menzel totally threw her support behind the idea.
“I think it’s great,” she told Entertainment Tonight on Sunday of the online campaign. “Disney’s just gotta contend with that. I’ll let them figure that out.
“No matter what,” Menzel said, adding that the character “changed my life.”
Menzel was already a huge Broadway star before landing the role of Elsa, having originated the role of Elphaba in the original production of Wicked.
The petition on Change.org was started last year and recently updated, stating, “Pretty much everyone is fairly sure that Queen Elsa of Disney’s Frozen is a lesbian woman, and almost everyone (including her voice actress, Indina Mezel [sic]) wants this in Frozen and you have supported the LGBT community for years!! Please make this victory for us!!!”
And the idea has definitely gained steam on Twitter.
Disney announced the Frozen sequel is a go in March 2015 and released a new song from an additional Frozen short that debuted before Cinderella in theaters.
Frozen 2 is not expected to be released until 2018, so Disney has plenty of time to develop a new character.