Kristen Bell Apologizes To Parents For Making Her Best Movie

Kristen Bell recently apologized to parents for how many times they had to watch Frozen.

By Nathan Kamal | Published

Kristen Bell recently took time during the D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA to apologize to parents everywhere who were forced to repeatedly watch the phenomenally successful 2013 Disney film Frozen, in which she starred as Anna, Princess of Arendelle. Per CinemaBlend, it seems that Kristen Bell was making this apology to parents who watched the movie on a loop in good fun, given that it is undeniably the biggest movie of her entire career (as well as one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time). We will have to wait and see whether it is once again overtaken by another live-action remake of a classic Disney film, even if the next one is already dealing with quite a lot of controversy.

Frozen starred Kristen Bell, Broadway legends Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff, and Josh Gad as the voice of a living snowman. The development of the film dates all the way back to 1940, when Walt Disney began working on developing animated versions of stories by Danish writer Hans Christian Anderson (who wrote The Little Mermaid, another significant Disney adaptation). However, the adaptation of Anderson’s “The Snow Queen” languished in various circles of development hell for decades until 2011, when Disney commissioned a screenplay from Jennifer Lee, who would end up co-directing with Chris Buck. 

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A great deal of the success behind Frozen was the sisterly chemistry between Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, which was widely praised as a welcome change from the typical romantic narratives of Disney films (although not the first of its kind by any means). Another huge aspect of the film was the Academy Award and Grammy-winning song “Let It Go,” which was written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and released in a number of different versions (including a pop-oriented take by Demi Lovato). While the song is undeniably one of the catchiest and most significant Disney songs in years, it is also the source of some of the many, many repeat watches forced on parents by their Frozen-loving children.

Kristen Bell reprised the role of Anna in Frozen II, which was received with slightly less critical acclaim than the first movie, but made $1.45 billion at the box office and is one of the most financially successful animated films of all time. Since then, Kristen Bell starred as the lead in the critically acclaimed NBC sitcom The Good Place, which co-starred William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto, and Ted Danson. Additionally, she starred in both Bad Moms and A Bad Moms Christmas

More recently, Kristen Bell starred in the Netflix original series The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window, a dark comedy thriller satirizing suspense novels and their adaptations like Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. Currently, Kristen Bell is set to star in The People We Hate at the Wedding along with Alison Janney and Ben Platt, which will hopefully not require her to apologize any time in the near future.