Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel receive Walk of Fame stars ahead of highly anticipated 'Frozen 2'
LOS ANGELES - "Frozen 2" stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Tuesday during a ceremony hosted by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
The honor comes before Friday's release of the highly anticipated movie, "Frozen 2." The first "Frozen" earned $93.5 million domestically over the five-day Thanksgiving weekend when it was released in 2013, and the sequel is expected to top that.
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 09: Actors Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell as seen at the FROZEN 2 Global Press Conference at W Hollywood on November 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
"The Hollywood Walk of Fame makes an extra special effort to pair artists who work together or are related with their stars next to each other," said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. "We are thrilled to place Kristen and Idina, who are the stars of the upcoming Disney film 'Frozen 2,' together in front of Hollywood's most historic theatres."
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: (L-R) Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell attend the premiere of Disney's "Frozen 2" at Dolby Theatre on November 07, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Menzel and Bell star together as sisters Elsa and Anna in "Frozen" and "Frozen 2." The premise of the sequel is set to take place three years after the events of the first film.
Bell, born in Detroit, found her talent in entertainment at an early age. In 1992, she went to her first audition and won a role in "Raggedy Ann and Andy." In 2001, Bell went on to play her first role on Broadway as Becky in "Tom Sawyer." After moving to Los Angeles, she scored her first major role as 17-year-old detective Veronica Mars. The show remains a cult classic and fans of the series raised over $5M in a Kickstarter campaign to have Bell revise her role in a movie related to the series. Bell currently stars in the NBC series "The Good Place," which recently won her the People's Choice Award for Comedy TV Star of 2019. The show is currently airing its fourth and final season.
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Singers/Actresses Idina Menzel (L) and Kristen Bell attend the Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Menzel, born in New York, also began her career at an early age, working as a wedding and bar mitzvah singer as early as 15 years old. Menzel is a powerhouse of talent: a singer, an actor in film and TV, a songwriter and a Broadway star. She rose to fame for her role as "Maureen" in the popular Broadway musical "RENT," and her career took off when she won a Tony Award for her role as "Elphaba," in the smash musical, "Wicked."
"Frozen 2" hits theaters on November 22.