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‘I’m Just Older’: Frozen Actress Idina Menzel Claims ‘Ageist’ Hollywood Blacklisting Her

Idina Menzel claims that she is sad that she is not in “Wicked.” The voice actor of none other than Queen Elsa, everyone remembers her for her powerful voice and amazing singing. She also played the role of Cinderella’s mother in Amazon Prime’s adaptation of the fairy tale, with Camilla Cabello in the lead role. The actress also added that she is still excited to see Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande in the upcoming movie. She says it’s the aging that she did not get the role in the movie.

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Idina Menzel says aging is the reason she did not get the role

Idina Menzel says aging is the reason she did not get the role
Idina Menzel says aging is the reason she did not get the role

In a recent interview, Idina Menzel said, “The answer is, yes, I’m very excited and I know it’s in great hands and I’ve sent so much love to Cynthia and Ariana, and I’m there for them if they need me. And yes, I’m a little sad that I’m just older and can’t play the role, you know? And that’s the honest truth.”

Idina Menzel excited to see Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo in Wicked
Idina Menzel excited to see Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo in Wicked

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She further added, “It’s the aging and the proprietorship of the role and what it means to me and how it changed my life. I just love it, and I miss her, I guess, is what I’m trying to say.” She even talked about a similar thing happening with Julia Andrews. She said, “Julia Andrews did not get to play Eliza in ‘My Fair Lady’ (the film), right? But then she had ‘The Sound of Music.'”

Wicked is based on the Broadway Musical

Wicked is the backstory of The Wizard of Oz
Wicked is the backstory of The Wizard of Oz

The upcoming film, Wicked is the backstory of “The Wizard of Oz” and revolves around the story of how the Wicked Witch of the West was originally a friend of Glinda the Good Witch. But the two were forced to go separate ways by the world around them. It has been one of the most popular shows on Broadway ever since it opened in 2003, and in London’s West End in 2006. It has been seen by over 60 million people.

Defying Gravity and For Good are two of the most popular songs in the musical. The film adaptation is being directed by Jon M. Chu and it comes out in 2024. It will be released in two parts.

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