Josh Gad On ‘Frozen’ Playing Olaf, ‘Worth Melting For’ Catchphrase Going Viral [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
Josh Gad, the Tony-nominated actor who starred on the erstwhile 1600 Penn, provides his voice and musicality for Disney’s latest animated feature Frozen.
Josh Gad Exclusive Video Interview
In the film, Gad voices a snowman who goes by the name of Olaf. “My character desperately wants friendship but more than anything, he wants summer,” Gad told Uinterview exclusively. “While the rest of us understand that that’s a death wish, he has this naivety about him.”
Olaf also happens to be the most quotable character of the film so far, as a line of Gad’s in Frozen’s trailer has already gone viral. When one of the film’s princesses reveals that she’s been bestowed with the power (or the curse) of turning everything she touches into ice, Olaf says, “some people are worth melting for.”
“I think people are going to start melting for their friends and I don’t want to encourage that because it’s a lot less messy when you’re a snowman and you melt than if you are a human and you melt,” Gad quipped.
Josh Gad On Singing In ‘Frozen’
Gad has had considerable success as an actor – from his time on the stage in The Book of Mormon and his TV roles, to recent turns on the big screen in films such as Jobs. However, getting to sing in an animated Disney musical is something that the actor feels truly humbled by. “There’s just something about being able to sing a Disney song in one of these movies because of the grand tradition of what that means,” Gad admitted. “So every time I see that, that I was able to partake in something like that, I get goosebumps.”
Frozen, which also features the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff, is currently in wide release.
– Chelsea Regan