Let It Go hitmaker,Idina Menzel yelled at the top of her lungs in Frozen
New York, Jan 25:She won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical when she originated the role of the Wicked Witch of the West in the 2003 Broadway hit Wicked.
But it wasn’t Idina Menzel’s soothing pipes that impressed the musical’s director when she auditioned for the part. No, it was her fiery response when her pitch-perfect voice gave out.
‘I had to hit the high note at the end and I botched it. I totally cracked. Instead of giving up, I yelled f—k at the top of my lungs,’ the Grammy winner recalled on Monday on Late Night With Seth Meyers. ‘I was so mad at myself.’
The Glee star explained that it wasn’t eventually finding the right key that left the biggest impression during the evaluation—it was how she inadvertently embodied the nature of the character. ‘That’s supposedly why the director gave me the job,’ she quipped. ‘I looked evil like I could totally be a witch.’
The wildly popular musical is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz and tells the origins of green-skinned witch Elphaba and her rival Glenda, the Good Witch, long before Dorothy arrives in Oz.
For her appearance on the late-night program, she cut a chic figure in a pearl-colored blouse that featured embroidery and sparkling detail teamed with striking red trousers and matching cut-out pumps, and dangling diamond earrings.
The Let It Go hitmaker shared that the weekend was a whirlwind of activity.
Her remake of Bette Midler’s 1988 melodrama Beaches, opposite actress Nia Long, premiered Saturday on Lifetime, and she also participated in the Women’s Solidarity March with her mother in Los Angeles, which saw scores of protesters across the country voicing concerns about women’s rights under the Trump presidency.
Some of the demonstrators included many famous faces such as Miley Cyrus, Madonna and Natalie Portman.
I marched with 750,000 people,’ Idina shared. ‘First of all, I got to meet Jane Fonda—it’s not all about meeting celebrities, but we did have priorities. There were so many people, I don’t think people were prepared for it. The whole street, where we were supposed to march was full, so we were just stuck.’
Asked if her mother has seen the TV movie, she responded that she was indeed a loyal fan of her work