So many fans want Elsa to have a girlfriend in Frozen 2 that a #GiveElsaAGirlfriend campaign was born earlier this year.
Idina Menzel, who gives Elsa her voice and had a career hit with the theme song Let It Go, admits she was at first a little surprised by the movement.
‘I can say that I’m excited that the conversation is happening,’ Menzel tells PrideSource in an interview posted today.
‘I can’t promise anybody that that’s what’s gonna happen,’ she cautions. ‘I’m just a servant at a big company called Disney and I’m happy to have a role and a job. But deep down am I really happy that it’s causing people to talk about it and have these kinds of conversations? Yeah, I am.’
So is the world ready for a Disney princess to be lesbian and have a same-sex partner?
‘Umm… I don’t know about that, considering we’re having a hard time even getting Donald Trump out of the way,’ Menzel says. ‘Sometimes it’s a little discouraging. But you never know.’
‘We’ve made a lot of strides in the last couple of years, and then all of a sudden the hate and the vitriol within our country is exposed and you’re like, “What happened? We’re in the ancient times again.’
While Elsa’s sexuality is in the hands of Disney, one thing the entertainment conglomerate has not control over is how so many LGBTI people have interpreted Let It Go as a coming out anthem.
‘I quickly saw all of the parallels and the universality of the song and how it could speak to so many people in so many different ways,’ Menzel says.