In “Disenchanted,” Idina Menzel struggled with her New York accent. The 51-year-old actress, who was born in Manhattan, said that when she returned as fashion designer Nancy Tremaine in the follow-up to the Disney film “Enchanted,” her character had undergone a rather “drastic metamorphosis.”
She admitted to BANG Showbiz and other gathered media sources that her character’s transition from the live-action Big Apple to the animation country of Andalasia in the second movie, which occurs when she falls in love with Prince Edward, is “quite abrupt.”
It was a lot of fun for me to transform into this, you know, cynical New York lady, plunge down a portal or a manhole, and then emerge like. The issue for me, however, isn’t even that. After that, all that remains is to sort out the balance. I used to ask Adam [Shankman, the director], “How much of my New York accent do I still have [laugh] coming from Andalasia,” while we were talking.
But the former “Wicked” star noted that, once she put her character’s regal corset on, it was a “easy journey” for her on set. She stars in the upcoming Disney film opposite Amy Adams, James Marsden, and Patrick Dempsey.
How much of this idyllic…how much of this romantic…how lovely exquisite setting has rubbed off on me, she wondered? It was a simple process for me to put on the corset and do everything else after that.
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