Kristen Bell Knew ‘Frozen II’ Would Be Successful

Kristen Bell celebrates ‘Frozen II’ success Frozen II, the follow-up to the 2013 film, has already surpassed its predecessor at the box office and grossed more than any other...

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Kristen Bell celebrates ‘Frozen II’ success

Frozen II, the follow-up to the 2013 film, has already surpassed its predecessor at the box office and grossed more than any other animated film at its opening. Kristen Bell, the actress who voices Anna, says she knew the sequel would be a huge hit. She told NPR that Frozen II had all the ingredients for success.

“In my mind, if you make a recipe and the cake comes out great, you make it again the next day with the same ingredients. Why on earth wouldn’t it be great?” Bell said.

Kids can relate to the main characters, Anna and Elsa, and their sense of vulnerability, Bell said.

“There’s something inside all of us that feels so vulnerable and powerful … especially in kids,” she told NPR. “They feel so vulnerable because they’re often the smallest person in the room. They’re slower than everyone else. They don’t know everything. And yet they have a spirit of growth and they feel their own power.”

While the first film focused on Elsa’s challenges, Anna’s trials and tribulations are at the forefront of Frozen II, Bell said. Bell said she could relate to many of her character’s personal challenges.

“I’m ferociously co-dependent, and it’s taken me a long time to learn what to do when I’m alone,” she said. “I would really like to see Anna face her co-dependency head-on.”

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