Idina Menzel said she is totally on board with a campaign to give her “Frozen” character a female love interest.
“I think it’s great,” the Jewish actress and singer told Entertainment Today on Sunday. “Disney’s just gotta contend with that. I’ll let them figure that out.”
Fans of the musical hit have urged Disney to give Menzel’s character, Elsa, a female significant other in the movie’s sequel, and the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend recently trended on Twitter.
We need more LGBTQ protagonists in film. Let’s make that happen stat, Hollywood. #GiveElsaAGirlfriend#GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend— The Opinioness (@OpinionessWorld) May 25, 2016
#GiveElsaAGirlfriend isn’t just about representing LGBT, it’s about normalising it, otherwise we can’t ever move forward— mariam (@mariam_razek) May 24, 2016
In “Frozen,” Elsa flees home after she accidentally reveals her secret superpower, which transform objects into ice.
The movie does not contain any explicit references to Elsa’s sexuality, although some say her outcast status and the self-acceptance song “Let It Go,” hint at the fact that she is gay.
Disney announced in March that it is making a “Frozen” sequel, but no release date has been set.
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