Why Idina Menzel Went Blonde

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 10:28 AM PDT, March 21, 2015
Photo: Instagram

It was a "blonde hair, don't care" moment for Idina Menzel.

On March 20, the voice of Elsa in Frozen posted a pic of her new blonde locks, and fans quickly commented, "Now you are Elsa."

Look what me and my girl @jtfranchuk did today. Needed a change. Loving it! #brunettetoblonde #blondehairdontcare

A photo posted by Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) on

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In the Instagram caption, Idina, 43, wrote that she "needed a change," but her change in 'do was not actually related to the Disney film.

Her stylist JT Franchuk told Page Six, "We knew there would be [comparsions to 'Frozen'] …though it's not the reason. Idina has been interested in trying a shade of blonde for a while," he explained. "We started… a few highlights around her face earlier this week…She was loving it, so we took it further."

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A week before Idina debuted her new look, Disney officially announced a Frozen sequel. When Idina confirmed to the Telegraph that a sequel and stage show were in the works, she spoke about staying on board for the sequel. "Not the stage show – I don't know what will happen with that – but the movie hopefully. We'll see, she said. "I'm just going along for the ride."

Check out the video below for a look at the short film, Frozen Fever.