From Snow White to Pinocchio to Red Riding Hood, ABC’s live-action “Once Upon a Time” is adding another fairy tale into their universe as the characters from Disney’s hit movie “Frozen” are set to appear in the upcoming season of the series.
Previously, the season 3 finale of “Once Upon a Time” teased the fans with a surprise appearance of the ice queen Elsa from “Frozen”. Since then, fans have been predicting the possible cast that would play the roles of the “Frozen” characters. And now the speculation is finally over as the show’s creator of “Once Upon a Time” Adam Horowitz has made the casting announcement by giving them a warm welcome on Twitter:
Georgina Haig as Elsa
Best known for her roles in “Fringe” and “Reckless”, Australian actress Georgina Haig will play the recurring role as Elsa from Frozen. With her icy platinum hair, Haig is expected to rock Elsa’s signature braid as the Queen of Arendelle. Elsa in “Once Upon a Time” might be the new antagonist in the series as Elsa in the animated film brought eternal winter to the kingdom of Arendelle.
The actress recently expressed her excitement about the role as well on Twitter.
Elizabeth Lail as Anna
Elsa’s sister Anna will be portrayed by Elizabeth Lail, who has previously appeared in a few short films by students. Anna in the animated film “Frozen” is the Princess of Aderelle who longs to reconnect with her sister after a traumatic incident. Despite the traumatic incident (which Anna has no memory of), Anna remained optimistic in everything and held on strongly to her “never-give-up” attitude.
It’s safe to say that Lail certainly resembles Anna, what with that red hair and the beautiful smile.
Scott Michael Foster as Kristoff
Best known for his role as Cappie in “Greek”, Scott Michael Foster is set to play Anna’s love interest Kristoff in the upcoming season of “Once Upon a Time”. Kristoff is an ice salesman who stumbled upon Anna during her journey to save Elsa. Just like Kristoff in “Frozen”, Foster is expected to rock the shaggy look in the series as well.
Up until now, these are the only cast members that have been announced for the new season of “Once Upon a Time” but Horowitz has reassured “Frozen” fans that the story and the characters are in good hands now. “We fell in love with it when it came out last year like everyone did, and we want to do our best to do it justice,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.