Bachelor Colton Underwood Attended DWTS for Hannah Brown

On Monday night’s episode of Dancing With the Starsa familiar face from Bachelor Nation appeared in the audience. Former Bachelor Colton Underwood attended this week’s taping to show some loud and proud support for his ex, Hannah Brown. Even though their romance didn’t work out, Underwood and Brown’s friendly relationship means he’s definitely rooting for her to dominate this season.

Underwood starred on the 23rd season of The Bachelor as the franchise’s leading gentleman. Although he and Brown made it past the initial awkwardness of their relationship, Underwood sent her home during Week 7 eliminations. However, all was not lost for the former beauty queen, as Brown went on to become The Bachelorette. Although her season ended in tragedy when she found out about ex-fiancé Jed Wyatt’s troubled past, she’s currently positioned to become a standout talent on this season of Dancing With the Stars. 

Related: Former Bachelor Colton Underwood on Why He’s Not Rushing Engagement

According Colton’s own Instagram post, he attended the September 23 taping primarily to offer support for Brown. Underwood has been dating Cassie Randolph since he famously jumped a fence for her at the end of his season. He attended the taping with Randolph and several other members of Bachelor Nation, most of whom appeared on Underwood’s season. To capture the awkwardness of the situation, Underwood captioned his photo “I came to support my ex with my other [exes] and my girlfriend. Thanks for the support @chrisbharrison.” Oh what a tangled web Bachelor Nation weaves.

Brown herself appeared to have nothing but fond memories of her time with Underwood. According to People, the Monday night taping also fell on the eve of Brown’s birthday. To celebrate, she posted a throwback to a year prior, when she awkwardly stumbled through a speech on her first date with Underwood. “What a difference a year makes,” the star wrote in her Stories. “Cheers to my birthday.” She later posted a video celebrating a successful night will all the Bachelor alums in attendance. 

While Brown may have finished her season heartbroken, Dancing With the Stars has given her a new opportunity to break out of her reality TV slump. Still, it’s nice to see that she remembers her roots, and that she has plenty of support from the Bachelor Nation community. The relationship between Underwood and Brown may have been a failure, but their connection seems to have blossomed into quite the beautiful friendship.

More: The Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown Shows Off Her Dancing With the Stars Battle Scars 

Dancing with the Stars airs Monday nights at 8pm EST on ABC.

Source: People, Instagram

2019-09-27 01:09:31

Jessica Bedewi

DWTS: Karamo Brown Hasn’t Spoken to Sean Spicer Since Backlash

Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown hasn’t spoken to Sean Spicer since Dancing With The Stars backlash started. The former Real World star was just trying to have an open dialogue with the former ear to President Trump.

Earlier in the month, Spicer commented on the conversation he had with Brown since joining the dancing show. The White House press secretary said that they spoke about fun stuff to get to know each other. Spicer didn’t feel the conversation just had to be about politics as he acknowledged that Brown was excited about the opportunity and tried to foster an open dialogue between the two. Spicer ended the interview by saying he felt badly that Brown had received so much heat for trying to be a nice guy to him.

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Brown originally believed that Spicer was a decent guy. But since those first impressions, he has changed his mind after their relationship turned sour thanks to a media backlash. Brown recently spoke with Us Weekly, saying that he actively tried to go forward and have respectful conversations with others who may be different to himself. At the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 14, Brown continued to say that people will attack you on a daily basis if you allow them to, but the TV host chooses to believe in the beauty of the world and humanity.

The MTV alum went on to say he actually did not know a lot about his competitor Sean Spicer, as they had only met for one day. Brown was attacked after his comments on Spicer were aired, saying that he may be a decent guy. In August, Brown took to his Twitter account saying he has never had a say in who would be cast for Dancing With The Stars. He continued his tweet saying that he was excited to have the chance to sit down with Spicer and engage in a respectful conversation, saying the only way to make the world a better place is to try and educate one another. Brown ended his tweet by saying he and the former press secretary were not friends.

When the season 28 cast of Dancing With The Stars was announced, host Tom Bergeron also responded to the hate towards Spicer saying it is the producers prerogative to cast whom they see fit. The host went on to say in a statement that everyone is entitled to agree or disagree with the casting choices but in the end, it is what was best for the long-term interest of the show. Fans can watch all the heavy drama and dancing on ABC.

Next: DWTS: Christie Brinkley Reveals Arm Shattered ‘into a Thousand Little Pieces’

Dancing With The Stars airs Mondays at 8pm EST on ABC.

Source: Us Weekly

2019-09-18 01:09:23

Jennifer O'Brien

Bachelorette Hannah Brown’s DWTS Training Resulted in Tears

Former The Bachelorette Hannah Brown’s Dancing with the Stars training has taken an emotional toll on her and has resulted in tears. The reality TV star opened up about how hard self-doubt can be.

Fans watched as this pageant queen appeared on season 23 of The Bachelor, and then soon later was cast as the lead of season 15 of The Bachelorette. The southern belle was a fan-favorite due to how open and relatable she was. Brown had to pick between the final two – Jed Wyatt and Tyler Cameron. Unbeknownst to Brown, it came out in the tabloids that Wyatt hadn’t broken up with his previous serious girlfriend before going on the show, insisting going on the show was only to help promote his career and not for love. She went on to get engaged with Wyatt, but after just five weeks of engagement, she heard the news that her fiancé was hiding a big secret and she immediately dumped him. At the second half of The Bachelorette finale, during the live segment, she tried to give Cameron another chance, but after they spent a night together – just days later – he started dating supermodel Gigi Hadid. Brown has been very honest about her post-Bachelorette life and is hoping that Dancing with the Stars will be the change she needs.

Related: The Bachelorette’s Jed Wyatt Says Ex Hannah Brown Will Succeed on Dancing with the Stars

While Dancing with the Stars may be different than The Bachelor or The Bachelorette, it is in some ways just as emotionally taxing. The reality TV star, who thought her third time could be the charm for her in terms of reality TV, has opened up about how unexpectedly hard it is for her to do the dance training. The former pageant queen and Bachelorette spoke to Us on September 6th about how during rehearsals, the emotions run high. She said, “I have [cried].”  The star, who is in tip-top shape, has explained that it’s more of the emotional part that gets her – not the physically demanding aspect of the training. She said, “I don’t even think it’s the physical part for me. I think it’s just emotionally I know that I can be my toughest critic and then, I don’t have to have my partner tell me when I don’t do stuff right. I know immediately.”

Brown went on to explain that while the process can be frustrating. She said, “It’s frustrating when you know you can do it better and then when you don’t, and I think for me this journey is really gonna be just really overcoming those insecurities that I still have.” Even though the reality TV star may suffer from self-doubt, she’s definitely pushing herself to see how far she can go. She said, “I’m so proud of myself in the progress I’ve made. But this is definitely a way to really test that for me and to see where I still have room to grow.” She then said that she has some “moments where I realize that there’s still some things that I need to work on in myself,” she’s pointed out that the process is only making “this even more worthwhile for me.”

It comes to no surprise that Brown, who was very open with her emotions throughout The Bachelorette and ever after, is sharing the emotional struggle she’s facing while preparing for her dances on Dancing with the Stars. The southern belle has already shown off her Dancing with the Stars battle scars, will now be able to show off her dance moves finally. The Bachelorette fans who were cheering her will now be cheering her on while she shows off her dancing.

Next: Why James Van Der Beek Took DWTS Gig After Being Offered it For Years

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8pm EST on ABC.

Source: Us

2019-09-17 03:09:39

Julia Odom

Dancing with the Stars’ Sean Spicer Felt Bad for Karamo Brown

After Dancing with the Stars contestant Karamo Brown faced backlash for voicing his support of castmate Sean Spicer on social media; Spicer said he felt bad. There is no shortage of Dancing with the Stars fans who were not in favor of Spicer’s inclusion on the show, and Brown’s attempt to smooth over the vitriol with a positive post only ended up backfiring.

When Spicer was announced on the cast during a live reveal on Good Morning America, his return to television was greeted with disdain from many viewers. The former White House secretary has had a tough time trying to renew his public image, and both he and ABC likely knew that he wouldn’t be able to waltz onto the Dancing with the Stars stage without some uproar ensuing from the decision to introduce him as part of a star-studded cast. While host Tom Bergeron made it clear soon after the reveal that he did not sign off on bringing Spicer on stage, Brown decided to go in a different direction. To be clear, Brown didn’t say he aligned with Spicer politically. He posted on Twitter that he thought it would be a good opportunity to sit down with Spicer and try to work through their opposing beliefs. Extending the olive branch was too much for some on social media who felt Spicer didn’t deserve the attention, and Brown ended up deleting his Twitter as a result of the angry comments directed towards him.

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Likely to the chagrin of some fans, Spicer and Brown did end up having that conversation, according to Us Weekly. Spicer said, “He and I had a really fun talk – not about politics, just about getting to know each other and how excited we are about that opportunity.” The politician stated that he knew that Brown’s intentions were good when he wrote about wanting to meet with Spicer. He said he felt bad for some of the negativity thrown Brown’s way because the Queer Eye star was simply trying to foster a positive dialogue.

Spicer continued, “We need more people like him as opposed to fewer. It was a shame that people were so nasty to him.”  Promising to keep politics away from the dance floor, Spicer expressed his interest in learning a new skill and trying something different as the impetus to join the series. He didn’t know who his pro dancing partner would be yet when he spoke to Us Weekly, but he does know he needs all the help he can get because, as he put it, “I am a horrendous dancer.”

Generally, the opinions tossed about on Twitter do not reflect the way we interact in the real world. In our daily lives, people cross paths with other people who have wildly different political and moral views without even knowing it. An argument can certainly be made that Spicer shouldn’t have been on this season of Dancing with the Stars because of the unnecessary sideshow it has created. But it’s still unfair to shame Brown for being willing to merely talk – not vow to agree with or endorse, but simply talk – to someone who may have an extremely different perspective on life than he does. By attacking Brown for being willing to address conflict head on rather than avoid it, it only exacerbates the issue and moves the dialogue further from the original problem that ignited the controversy in the first place.

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Dancing With The Stars premieres on September 16 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

Source: Us

2019-09-08 01:09:39

Justin Fedich

Karamo Brown Talks Leaving Social Media | Screen Rant

Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown has returned to social media where he explained the negativity that led to him taking his social media hiatus.

Brown deleted his Twitter page last month and went ghost on Instagram following fierce backlash he received over his comments on former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. However, he returned to social media to post a video explaining the “bad state of mind” he was in last month, saying, “So… some of you may know I deleted my other social media pages and took a long break from posting on ig because I been in a bad state of mind. My kids/family & I were being threatened by strangers… People who I thought supported & loved me turned their backs on me… saying I was a traitor, a horrible person, delusional and treating me really bad… but as I walk into my first dance rehearsal for @dancingabc No More Tears and No More Holding My Head Low! I’m playing my favorite/pick me up song from @marenmorris … taking a deep breath and reminding myself #EverythingsGonnaBeOkay ❤️😘 #ImBack”.

RELATED: Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown Deletes Twitter After DWTS/Sean Spicer Comments

Brown’s public support of his fellow Dancing with the Stars castmate Sean Spicer had many people bashing him on Twitter.  The criticism came after the show’s new cast was announced and many expressed their outrage with Spicer being invited to compete. But after the former The Real World: Philadelphia star tried to play nice by sticking up for Spicer, the backlash was targeted towards him. Brown responded to the critics by noting his openness for a “respectful conversation”. “I’ll tell you this… I’m excited to sit down w/ him and engage in respectful conversations. Only way things get better is if we try to educate those who have different POV than us.”

Hours before deleting his Twitter, Brown explained to his followers that his instinct as a social worker is what led to him wanting to have a conversation with Spicer despite the criticism he receives for his former work with the Trump Administration. According to Out Magazine, he said, “I’m reminded of it daily as a gay man of color. I know that representation matters – that it can affect change.”

Brown and Spicer are both set to compete in the 28th season of Dancing With The Stars along with supermodel Christie Brinkley, former Bachelorette Hannah Brown, former NFL star Ray Lewis, former NBA player Lamar Odom, original Supremes member Mary Wilson, country music star Lauren Alaina, and Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek, among others. Brown’s Queer Eye co-star Jonathan Van Ness believes his friend has what it takes to win the entire competition. While on the red carpet for MTV’s Video Music Awards, Van Ness said he thinks Brown should be crowned “mayor of Rhythm Town” because of how good his dance moves are, saying, “I know that Karamo can dance, honey,” and added that his co-star is “gonna bring it.” 

In addition to Dancing with the Stars, Brown stars on Netflix’ Queer Eye, a reboot of the 2003 show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. The show follows the Fab Five as they give out lifestyle advice and tips to diverse people from all over the country who have some touching stories that can leave viewers grabbing the nearest box of tissue. The Fab Five consists of food and wine specialist Antoni Porowski, interior designer Bobby Berk, grooming consultant Jonathan Van Ness, fashion designer Tan France, and culture expert Karamo Brown.

Dancing With The Stars premieres on September 16 at 8pm EST on ABC.

Next: Queer Eye’s Jonathan Says Karamo Brown Has Real Shot at Winning Dancing with the Stars

Source: Karamo Brown, Out Magazine

2019-09-06 03:09:55

Jeroslyn Johnson

Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown Jokes About Her Tabloid Romance & Getting Unengaged

Last season’s Bachelorette star – and current Dancing with the Stars contestant, Hannah Brown made jokes about the wild year she’s had with The Bachelorette, getting engaged then un-engaged, and all of the tabloid drama that comes with it. She at least still has her sense of humor about being unlucky in the love department.

Fans watched on during season 15 of The Bachelorette as this pageant queen and former The Bachelor star searched for love. She had a lot of connections and plenty of scandals in her season. Brown had to pick between the final two – Jed Wyatt and Tyler Cameron. It came out in the tabloids that Wyatt hadn’t broken up with his previous serious girlfriend before going on the show, insisting going on the show was only to help promote his career and not for love. After Brown had made her decision and told Cameron that he wasn’t the one – mid-proposal speech – she then went on to get engaged with Wyatt. After five weeks of being engaged, she heard the news that her fiancé was hiding a big secret and she immediately dumped him. At the second half of The Bachelorette finale, during the live segment, she had decided to give Cameron a second chance as she asked him out on a date. Days after, Brown got those drinks (and more), as Cameron was spotted leaving her apartment the next morning.

Related: The Bachelorette’s Jed Wyatt Returns to Male Burlesque Club Job

Brown continues to drink and goes through her timeline of relationship woes. She says, “Do you remember that one time when I asked another person out on a date?” Brown, who was referring to that infamous moment when she asked Cameron on a date, live, “on national television after I got unengaged.” she added. She finishes both drinks, saying, “then …” she stops herself and then plays coy, “just read tabloids.”  Fans know what she means – there was her date night with Cameron in the tabloids and then Cameron was spotted with supermodel Gigi Hadid just days after – causing a lot of scandal in Bachelor Nation.

The former Bachelorette star has proved that although she’s had a lot of trouble in the relationship department, she’s been able to joke about it. It hasn’t always been that easy for her, as she opened up on Instagram about going through a lot of changes in her life. She’s been very open about her life post-Bachelorette and it looks to fans that she’s moving on from the heartbreak the show has brought her.

Next: The Bachelorette’s Tyler Cameron Replaced with Gigi Hadid’s Sister as VMA Date

Source: Cosmopolitan

2019-09-02 11:09:44

Julia Odom

Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown Shows Off Dancing with the Stars Scars

The Bachelorette‘s Hannah Brown recently showed off her battle scars from training for Dancing with the Stars. Choosing between 30 men may have been tough on the emotions, but her latest television venture appears to be taking a much more physical toll.

The time in between The Bachelorette and Dancing with the Stars has not been easy for Brown. She ended an engagement with Jed Wyatt and then went on a date with runner-up Tyler Cameron that didn’t progress into a long-term relationship. Since then, she’s made public how tough it’s been going through all of this in front of millions of viewers. She was an obvious casting pick for Dancing with the Stars, considering many of the leads of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have gone on to star in the show. She was cast alongside other reality stars, including Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown and a controversial selection in former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Although Brown will likely be happy with her Dancing with the Stars experience once it’s over, it doesn’t look like it’s been a cakewalk in the early going.

Related: Donald Trump Is Excited About Sean Spicer’s Casting On Dancing With The Stars

Brown posted to her Instagram story (via: Us Weekly) to show off the nasty blisters on her heels. She captioned the fire-enhanced picture with, “No pain, no gain. Also, I know. Ewww.” While the dance moves are likely new to the season 15 Bachelorette, some of her experiences are familiar. Brown also said in a subsequent video on her story, “This is the first time I’ve ever actually soaked my feet. That’s saying something.” The caption read, And it’s only day 2.”  

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Brown then realized that her feet had gone numb once prior. It was a memorable night for her and the Bachelor Nation fanbase. She wrote, “Jk. There was the one other time when my feet went numb meeting 30 guys outside of this mansion one night.” So, maybe there was some physical pain involved in being The Bachelorette as well. Nonetheless, it’s clear her involvement on Dancing with the Stars will involve a different type of challenge altogether than the one she experienced on The Bachelorette.

Dancing with the Stars is the perfect platform for Brown. She gets to continue to be on the screen and please her loyal fanbase without participating in a show that dominates the social media conversation for two hours each week. As endless drama continues to unfold on Bachelor in Paradise, Brown’s relatively less in-the-spotlight television presence offers fewer opportunities for social media trolls to scrutinize her every move. And, after all, the worst that can happen on Dancing with the Stars is that she falls down. Brown has already had that, and much worse, happen to her on national television, so there’s not much that can faze her at this point. She continues, unapologetically, to live her best life.

Next: Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown Wants People to Stop Comparing Her to Gigi Hadid 

Source: Us

2019-09-02 05:09:46

Justin Fedich

DWTS and Queer Eye Star Karamo Brown Deletes Twitter

Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown has deleted his Twitter account after making comments in support of fellow Dancing with the Stars castmate Sean Spicer. Most public figures are exposed to the vitriol that exists on Twitter at some point, and it appears Brown has had enough after the responses to his most popular tweet.

The conversation about Dancing with the Stars since the cast was announced last week has largely centered around the inclusion of Spicer, the former White House Secretary under President Donald Trump. While many were outspoken against Spicer being invited to compete on the show, Brown was one of the few notable voices who stood up for the political figure-turned-television star. Social media users were criticizing Brown even before he said anything that he should speak up against Spicer. This led to Brown responding by writing that he hadn’t known Spicer would be cast until the morning it was announced and, “I’ll tell you this… I’m excited to sit down w/ him and engage in respectful conversations. Only way things get better is if we try to educate those who have different POV than us.”  This wasn’t the answer some wanted to hear.

Related: Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk Calls Out Dancing With the Stars

Hours before deleting his Twitter, Brown wrote (via: Out Magazine) that his first instinct as a social worker is to have a conversation with others, but that he understood how people felt that he didn’t realize what accepting Spicer meant. He tweeted, “I’m reminded of it daily as a gay man of color. I know that representation matters — that it can affect change.”

The attacks on Brown were exacerbated after an Access Hollywood clip showed Brown saying that he thought Spicer was, “a good guy; a really sweet guy.” Obviously, that didn’t sit well with Spicer’s political opponents. And, while Brown likely doesn’t agree with everything Spicer stands for politically, he sounded more open to talk with Spicer than many others on Twitter seemed to be.

The arguments that ensued once Brown opted to take the high road on the Spicer controversy hardly painted anyone in a positive light and took attention away from Spicer himself. It’s fine to disagree with the way in which Brown embraced Spicer’s presence on the show, but there are far more concerning things happening in the world than berating two men with different beliefs who express a willingness to talk to each other to find common ground. Brown likely realized this and left Twitter because of it. Maybe the rest of us level-headed folks should do the same and let the pugnacious Twitter users duke it out on their own.

Next: Queer Eye: What Karamo Brown Did Before Joining the Fab Five

Source: Out

2019-08-29 04:08:09

Justin Fedich

Bachelorette Hannah Brown Struggling with Happiness After Finale

Former The Bachelorette star Hannah Brown is struggling with happiness after the season finale of the ABC reality show. She’s opened up on Instagram about her time out of the spotlight.

Brown experienced one of the more difficult seasons of The Bachelorette. Three of her suitors were rumored to have serious girlfriends back home before they began filming the season. Another attempted to sex-shame her on national TV. Then, not long after contestant Jed Wyatt proposed to her on the season finale, she found out he’d lied about being in a relationship before the show. When she attempted to rekindle things with the runner-up, Tyler Cameron, he started dating supermodel Gigi Hadid. Basically, she’s had a hard time the past few weeks. She recently opened up about her struggle with happiness since The Bachelorette finale.

Related: Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown Wants People to Stop Comparing Her to Gigi Hadid

On her Instagram Stories, Brown said that she was often asked if she was happy lately and that she hated the question. She said she’s not sure if she’s happy, since a lot of what’s happened to her the past month has been difficult. While she has moments of happiness, Brown added, “happiness is fleeting.” The reality star said she uses devotionals – types of religious observances – to cope during this time. She said they’ve helped her with “cleansing her heart” and “healing” following the finale. Despite the ups and downs, Brown said she wanted to “choose joy” and that it “infiltrates the soul.” 

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Honest policy: I’m struggling. Life is so different. Since last August, I’ve been a pageant queen, a bachelor contestant, and the Bachelorette. I’ve been in love with multiple people, I got engaged, I broke off an engagement, and I shared it all with millions of people. My faith has been questioned by thousands who don’t know my heart, and my transparency with my decisions has labeled me promiscuous. Simultaneously, I’ve become a role model for young women and started bigger conversations around faith, and sex. // I’m living on my own for the first time and shuffling through this life of next steps with press, media, and opportunities galore. I miss my friends and family who have watched my life explode. I feel guilty because I don’t have the time or emotional capacity to fill each of them in on my life right now. I can’t keep up with the people who matter most, because I can barely keep up with my own life right now. // I am not complaining about this past year of adventures. The woman who has emerged would shock the mirror-image young girl from a year ago. I have so many blessings to be thankful for. However it’s uncharted territory for me, and it’s been hard to really process what the heck is going on. // Maybe I needed write this out to remind myself I’m human and it’s okay to be overwhelmed. And maybe, I just needed to remind you guys too. Life is beautiful, but wild. I think it’s okay to be strong-to know you’re strong-but to still feel weak simultaneously. I believe that’s when the magic happens. My spirit has opportunity to grow and blossom from this place. Healing and restoration can happen. I can rest knowing that My Savior has compassion and wants to help and love me through this journey. I’ve just got to let Him. I don’t know if I have been lately— but I am now because honestly, I think I would give out if I didn’t. So yeah, I’m not going to struggle to disguise my weakness— I’m just gonna give over the keys to my main man Jesus and let him bless me through this ride. Isaiah 54:10

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Brown had previously talked about how difficult life had been since the finale. In an Instagram post, she wrote that life was “so different” and that it was a whirlwind to get engaged and end that relationship in just a few weeks – and in front of the world. She said she’d been heartbroken and had her faith and integrity questioned. But at the same time, she’s been able to set an example for young women, and said she’s grateful for the opportunities that have come her way. Brown was recently cast in Season 28 of Dancing with the Stars, along with Queer Eye star Karamo Brown.

It makes sense that Brown is going through a difficult time right now. It’s hard to imagine what it’d be like to go through all of that while being in the public eye. But she’s got a lot of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities ahead of her, so hopefully she bounces back soon. Maybe she’ll get to redeem herself and take home the Mirrorball Trophy.

Next: Hannah Brown Opens Up About Letting Go After Tyler Cameron/Gigi Hadid Date

Source: Hannah Brown

2019-08-28 12:08:39

Sarah Beauchamp

Frozen 2: Evan Rachel Wood & Sterling K. Brown Join Cast

Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown are joining the already impressive cast of Frozen 2. The film is directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, who’s the new CCO of Walt Disney Animation Studios, and has already garnered a massive amount of buzz. The first film, Frozen, hit theaters in the cold winter months of 2013 and skyrocketed to become one of Disney animation’s biggest hits. The film earned a whopping $1.2 billion at the box office and its soundtrack topped music charts for weeks on end. Because of all these successes, there was no doubt that a sequel would be in store for fans, and the two filmmakers have been dropping peeks throughout the year at what’s in store with the dazzling follow-up

Now, among Disney’s stacked slate of content from their D23 Expo this weekend, fans have finally gotten to see more from the highly-anticipated sequel. Footage that was showcased during their panel introduced a brand new song titled “Into the Unknown”, which is another Idina Menzel-led ballad that’s been described as Frozen 2’s answer to “Let it Go”. The film’s directors also took to sharing more plot details and what exactly fans can expect from the movie. Mainly that the plot will explore why Elsa has powers and what happened to her and Anna’s parents. Among these exciting new details, some fresh faces were also introduced to the cast.

Related: Frozen 2 Theory: Elsa And Anna’s Parents Are Alive

Buck and Lee announced at this year’s D23 Expo that Evan Rachel Wood had joined the cast as Anna and Elsa’s mother, Queen Iduna, and Sterling K. Brown had been cast as a character named Lieutenant Matthias. Queen Iduna is set to make an appearance in a flashback scene, but it’s still unknown as to how big of a role Brown’s Lieutenant Matthias will have in the film. Considering that the storyline will explore what happened with their parents, he could have a connection to them.

One of the most notable parts of Frozen 2’s marketing has been the location. The pastel color palette mixed with the vibrant hues of the fall season has diverged from the movie’s usual cool colors that heavily symbolized winter and Elsa’s powers. This new location could be where Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and Sven head to find the source of Elsa’s powers, which could coincide with a theory that there are multiple princesses that represent each season. Or, this new location could be where Anna and Elsa’s parents were heading on the boat from the beginning of the first film. Unfortunately, only time will tell at this point.

If there’s one thing that’s for certain, and as evident by its trailer, Frozen 2 is sure to be a grandiose adventure for Walt Disney Animation. So far, the marketing has showcased a vast, beautiful landscape that these characters will be exploring, and the plot details that were shared by the directors already highlights an interesting story. It’s nice to see that they’re creating a sequel that’ll help fill in the gaps from its predecessor. Not only that, but having two powerhouse actors such as Evan Rachel Wood and Sterling K. Brown join the cast proves that Frozen 2 is sure to be another sensational hit for Disney.

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2019-08-24 08:08:40

Hannah Hoolihan