Disney’s Frozen was a box-office smash back in 2013 and as the team prepares for the highly anticipated sequel, a writer and co-director discussed making their leading lady a lesbian.
Elsa, the “Frozen” ice-princess voiced by Idina Menzel, became a household name when the animated film hit the big screens. Fans were quick to start painting LGBT storylines for the sequel for “Frozen 2,” including creating the campaign #GiveElseAGirlfriend.
HuffPost reports that those wishes may be answered. Upon her upcoming release of “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Frozen” writer and co-director Jennifer Lee sat down to discuss the possibility of Elsa having a female love interest in the next installment.
“I love everything people are saying [and] people are thinking about with our film ― that it’s creating dialogue, that Elsa is this wonderful character that speaks to so many people,” Lee told HuffPost. “It means the world to us that we’re part of these conversations.”
“Frozen 2” would be following in the footsteps of other Disney films, such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “Finding Dory” who have also explored having LGBT characters in their films. However, according to Lee, it’s up to Elsa to make the final choice.
“Where we’re going with it, we have tons of conversations about it, and we’re really conscientious about these things,” Lee said. “For me ... Elsa’s every day telling me where she needs to go, and she’ll continue to tell us. I always write from character-out, and where Elsa is and what Elsa’s doing in her life, she’s telling me every day. We’ll see where we go.”
Lee’s “A Wrinkle in Time” hits theaters March 9.