Santino Fontana On Playing A Disney Prince In FROZEN
Current Broadway headliner in another fairy tale-themed musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein'S CINDERELLA, Santino Fontana finds himself in a new princely role byway of Disney's upcoming animated movie musical FROZEN and the versatile actor shares some insight into his character and provides us with a behind the scenes glimpse into his process in giving voice to a Disney prince.
Fontana opines that the major theme of FROZEN is as such: "I feel like ultimately the story is about coming back together and forgiveness, in a way - but, also: it is never too late. You can always go back to what is important - that is always in front of you and that is always possible. That is a huge message."
As for the royal character that Fontanta plays in FROZEN and how he stacks up to prior princes, the actor says, "Hans is a prince - he is a Disney prince - but, he is more than a Disney prince. He is many things."
Yet, "It's an awesome character to play," Fontana excitedly shares of his participation in the project.
Furthermore, Fontana says of the film itself, "It looks gorgeous! Some of the images are breathtaking - beautiful and grand... it's this huge, epic thing."
The official synopsis for FROZEN is as follows: "Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey-teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven-to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom."
FROZEN is directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, with a screenplay by Jennifer Lee and Shane Morris based on the Hans Christian Andersen story THE SNOW QUEEN. FROZEN stars the voice talents of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Santino Fontana, Josh Gad and more.
FROZEN is set to be released in the US nationwide on November 27.
View the new interview with Santino Fontana discussing FROZEN below.
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