Idina Menzel has decided to “let it go” after Hollywood icon John Travolta butchered her name at the Academy Awards. The Tony-award winning actress and singer, who voiced Elsa for the hit Disney movie “Frozen,” recently opened up about Travolta’s infamous gaffe when he introduced the “wickedly cool” singer as “Adele Dazeem.”
Travolta has been vocal about feeling remorseful about his awesomely bad flub, but for the first time Menzel is sharing her side. The 42-year-old opened up during an interview for a cover story in Billboard magazine and although she was startled by the bizarre introduction, she has forgiven the “Pulp Fiction” actor for his Oscar blunder.
"He was really gracious and sent this gorgeous email, and we're buddies and it's all cool," Menzel told Billboard. She added that the 60-year-old actor also sent her flowers for the premiere of her new Broadway show, “If/Then.”
She said that she was a little thrown off after hearing Trovolta’s introduction earlier this month at the Academy Awards. She said it “threw me for a minute” but it didn’t last for long. "But then I just got back on track and reminded myself of where I was, and what a beautiful moment it was."
In the end, she said she “only benefited from” the incident. Indeed, it was one of the most-talked-about moments from the show. Endless Twitter rants erupted after Travolta’s flub, and it also inspired some parody accounts. It didn’t take long for the actor to apologize after he was mocked for his mistake.
"I've been beating myself up all day. Then I thought ... what would Idina Menzel say? She'd say, 'Let it go, let it go!'" he said in a statement.
Billboard’s feature on the 42-year-old focused on how she’s today’s “It” girl but she’s not exactly new. In 2004 she won the Tony Award for her performance in “Wicked,” but her involvement in “Frozen” has truly shot her to stardom.
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