Kristen Bell Shouldn't Play Elsa On 'Once Upon A Time,' These 7 Stars Would Be Way Better
It's really happening, you guys. Once Upon a Time is taking on Frozen . In the Season 3 finale of the ABC fantasy drama, we saw a familiar face — rather, a familiar back of the head and dress — come through the portal in Storybrooke. Now that we know that Elsa will be making an appearance on Once Upon a Time, fans are speculating as to who will place the Queen of Arrendelle. The biggest question so far is whether Idina Menzel or Kristen Bell — the two actresses who voiced Elsa and Anna, respectively, in the animated musical — will take over the live-action role of Elsa. Kelsea Stahler made a good case for Bell to take over the role (she does have a very Elsa-like look, after all) if Menzel couldn't reprise the part, but, personally, I'd rather have a brand-new actress in the role.
As much as I love both Menzel and Bell, I'd like the show to give us a fresh look at the Frozen mythology. The film version of Frozen is already a closed-and-shut story: we've already watch it play out. Using the same cast would make it difficult to show the story in a completely new way — the Frozen movie connection is already so strong. While Menzel is absolutely amazing, I can't really see the brunette donning a blond wig to play Elsa — though she'll always be Elsa's beautiful voice, she doesn't really look like the animated version. Bell has the exact opposite problem. Though Bell looks a lot like animated Elsa, I wouldn't be able to shake Anna's voice coming out of Elsa's mouth. It'd be way too weird.
If Bell and Menzel skip out on Once Upon a Time, it wouldn't be the worst thing. I'd rather them work on a Frozen sequel and leave the visual portrayal to another actress. Here are 7 other actresses who could portray Elsa on the small screen.
We'd love to see the Amazing Spiderman star on the small screen. And look, she's already borrowing Elsa's hairdo!
The Game of Thrones actress knows how to play a powerful woman, and we already know how great she looks in a blond wig.
Her sister Elle is already playing Aurora in Maleficent, but Dakota Fanning has just as strong a royal quality. She'd be perfect as the emerging young queen looking to take control of her powers.
She hasn't had a major TV appearance since her Dawson's Creek days, so it's about time she came back to the small screen. She's already played a fairytale character with her role as Glinda in Oz, the Great and Powerful and might just be the closest look-alike to Elsa of the bunch.
She's tall, she's blond, and she rules the red carpet. Arendelle can't be that much harder.
Sure, she's a little bubbly for the stoic Elsa, but after two seasons of crying over boys on The Carrie Diaries (RIP, beloved show) she definitely knows how to channel her inner sad girl.