The adoralbe Santino Fontana plays the prince Hans in Disney’s animated movie Frozen. We meet him when Anna has been released from the castle for the first time in years. She’s so excited to be out and about that as she’s running around she practiclly falls into his arms. THen they get to talking and find out that they have so much in common it’s ridiculous. So they get engaged and then they go tell Elsa, Anna’s older sister and uh, let’s just say she Freaks out in an icy way.
While I was in LA, I had the opportunity to interview Santino Fontana. Due to Santino’s busy schedule as prince Charming in Broadway’s Cinderella, he did not conduct too many interviews for FROZEN so this was a great opportunity for us.
Interview with Santino Fontana (voice of “Hans” in FROZEN)
How did you start your Broadway career?
I forced my family to do a Thanksgiving play in our garage, and I was the turkey in pre-school. I did kind of always do it. I always liked bringing people together and telling a story that kind of united them.
What’s it like playing an animated character?
The great thing about animation is you’re not limited by anything physical or even logical. You can totally be in a place of nothing but imagination. And what’s so great about what Jenn and Chris did is they’re the ones who are responsible for the editing, which has all the logic. So my job is just to generate creative ideas, and it’s their job to make it all make sense.
How many hours did you spend on your character?
That’s what’s so funny….it was five days. Five days of recording.
Your character has a twist that one would not see coming. Did you know it was coming when you first started?
I knew that would happen, but I didn’t know how.
What’s your favorite scene in the movie?
I love Josh’s (Olaf) song sequence, his dream sequence. That’s just kind of like the best of everything. It’s great writing.
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind TANGLED and WRECK-IT RALPH, presents FROZEN, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. FROZEN is now open in theatres everywhere!