Idina Menzel Unsure About Her New York Accent in 'Disenchanted'
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The Nancy Tremaine depicter explains why she needed to consult director Adam Shankman about her New York accent in the second installment of Disney's 'Enchanted'.

AceShowbiz - Idina Menzel felt uneasy about her New York accent in "Disenchanted". The 51-year-old actress - who was born in Manhattan - explained that her character had been on a pretty "drastic change" as she returned fashion designer Nancy Tremaine in the sequel to 2007 Disney movie "Enchanted".

As the second film sees her character move from the live-action Big Apple to the animated land of Andalasia when she falls in love with Prince Edward, she told BANG Showbiz and other assembled media outlets, "Mine is a pretty drastic change."

"I go from this, you know, cynical New York chick, and then I jump down a portal or a manhole and then I come out like, and so it was so much fun for me. And the challenge for me, well, not even the challenge. So then, just kinda figuring out the balance. Adam [Shankman, director] and I would talk, I'd say, 'How much of my New York accent do I still have [laugh] coming from Andalasia?' "

However, the former "Wicked" star - who features in the new Disney movie alongside the likes of Amy Adams, James Marsden, and Patrick Dempsey - added that, once she had put her character's regal corset on, it became an "easy journey" for her on set.

She said, "How much is this idyllic...how much is this idyllic, romantic, beautiful perfect place rubbed off on me?" And then, you know, putting on the corset and all that just, it was an easy journey for me."

"Disenchanted" is now available to stream on Disney+

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