'Once Upon A Time' Casts Scott Michael Foster And Elizabeth Lail As 'Frozen' Characters Kristoff And Anna
Once Upon A Time has cast two Frozen characters to be featured in the show’s forth season, with Scott Michael Foster set to play Kristoff and Elizabeth Lail to portray Anna.
Frozen Coming To Storybrooke
OUAT ended its third season with a cliffhanger, introducing Frozen’s ice queen, Elsa, into the world of Storybrooke, a town already populated by popular Disney fairy tale characters such as Snow White, Tinkerbell and the Evil Queen. While Elsa was played by a stand in in the finale, producers confirmed that Elsa would feature into the show’s forth season, as would her younger sister, Anna, and Anna’s love interest Kristoff.
Fans desperately wanted the actors who voiced the characters in the hit Disney film to reprise their roles on the small screen come fall, but OUAT has re-cast the roles, in a movie that separates the show from the film.
Scott Michael Foster To Play Kristoff
Scott Michael Foster has been tapped to take over Jonathan Groff’s character, Kristoff, a young man who has a reindeer for a best friend and falls in love with princess Anna in Frozen. Foster is best known for his starring role as alternative frat boy Cappie on ABC Family’s Greek (2007-2011). He is currently starring on ABC Family’s newest drama Chasing Life and AMC’s new show Halt and Catch Fire.
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Elizabeth Lail Cast As Anna
Elizabeth Lail, who is taking over the portrayal of Anna from actress Kristen Bell, however, is a relative unknown with only two IMDB acting credits to her name – both for short films.
As for how Once Upon A Time plans on re-inventing the story of Anna, Kristoff and Elsa, executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis have remained vague. All viewers of the show know about Elsa is that she was trapped in Rumpelstiltskin’s vault of magical artifacts that he can’t control or understand.
“Well, it’s funny, we’re not going to redo the movie, because we just don’t feel like its in anyone’s interest for us to redo it. But what we are going to do, we’re not ready to tell you. But what we can say is we’re very aware of what we think makes this character from Frozen so special and we want to honor that and make sure that what we do is in the universe of everyone fell in love with this past year,” Horowitz told E News in May.
OUAT Season 4 Spoilers
According to TV Line, Anna is slated to be in about six to eight episodes of OUAT’s forth season, with Kristoff rumored to be in six episodes at most. Meanwhile, Elsa, who has yet to be cast, will be featured in around nine episodes.
A character description from TV Line reads, “Kristoff meanwhile is a hearty, salt-of-the-earth ice cutter whose sometimes-gruff demeanor can hide his deep love for Anna and her sister Elsa. When we first meet him on Once, he is adjusting to life at the castle – including sleeping indoors for the first time in his life.”
Based on this character description, it appears that whatever Frozen storyline Horowitz and Kitsis have in mind will take place following the events of the movie – after Kristoff has fallen in love with Anna and returned with her to the kingdom of Arendelle.
Once Upon A Time season 4 has not yet received a premiere date, but is expected to begin sometime in the fall.
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