As if there weren't already a trillion reasons to love Kristen Bell, chatting with the actress and philanthropist means having the chance to pick her brain about the upcoming Frozen sequel. After all, that's just one of many exciting projects on her plate right now. On Thursday, April 5, Bell appeared in Los Angeles at the launch of her brand This Bar Saves Lives' innovative packaging design, new logo, and new flavors. In addition to discussing the mission of the brand—to address childhood malnutrition, which annually claims the lives of 3 million children under the age of 5—Bell opened up about Frozen 2 and Frozen: The Broadway Musical.
When asked if she could divulge any specifics about the songs for the film, she joked, "I can...if I want to be killed!" That said, Bell went on to share, "I cannot wrap my head around—our writers [and] Jen [Lee] and Chris [Buck], our directors, they just can't stop making hits! They cannot stop. I've heard the music; it's still in my head."
"I've recorded one song. I've recorded the whole movie, although that will change depending on if things are rewritten over the next year before it comes out," the mom of two, who shares Lincoln, 5, and Delta, 3 with husband Dax Shepard, revealed.
And when it comes to the Broadway show, Bell said she's heard the new songs that were written specifically for the show, but she has yet to see it on stage in New York City. "I performed one of the songs at a Disney benefit a few months ago," she noted. "They're just spectacular, almost alarming. You think, maybe they made a deal with the devil! Or, they've just figured out mathematically how to write a succession of notes that will stick in your brain. A sticky succession of notes."
She also touched on how she had to "begrudgingly" dress up as Queen Elsa for Halloween for her eldest, Lincoln, back in October. "You can't say to a 4-year-old, 'No, I'm not going to do that,'" she explained. Of course that doesn't mean she didn't still try to dress as her own character. "I suggested Anna, and [Lincoln] was like, 'What? No!'"
Too funny. Just like her daughter, fans are sure to appreciate Bell's efforts to bring her personal brand of magic to every aspect of the beloved Disney franchise. And these insider song secrets no doubt serve to make us all even more pumped for the sequel!