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Everybody loves Disney movies, that is a FACT.
But, let's be real. It's the iconic Princesses that everyone adores the most!
From newcomers Anna and Elsa to the classics like Cinderella and Snow White, it's a no-brainer as to why people love the characters so much.
However, there are a LOT of innnnneresting facts about the actresses BEHIND those iconic gals.
Like did you know that a certain voice actress did both Mulan AND Jasmine's singing voices?
Or that Reese Witherspoon backed out of voicing two VERY different princesses!
Lea Salonga was the incredibly talented voice actress who sung for both Mulan and Jasmine! Rock on!
Ilene Woods, who voiced Cinderella, had no idea she was auditioning for the part, she was just recording some demos for her friends! When Walt Disney heard them, he chose her over the 400 girls who wanted to be Cinderella! How lucky is that?!?
Not only was Ilene a surprise pick for the role, but Walt ALSO told her that Cinderella was his favorite heroine! Winning!
Mandy Moore may have been the final voice of Rapunzel in Tangled, but Kristin Chenoweth was the original pick until she dropped out and they cast Reese Witherspoon instead… Who ALSO dropped out, which led to Mandy snagging the part!
Idina Menzel was ALSO one of the actresses who auditioned for the role of Rapunzel but she obviously didn't get it. However, it WAS her auditions for Tangled that convinced Disney execs to cast her as Elsa!
Another fun fact about Reese? She didn't JUST drop out of Tangled, Reese was ALSO originally supposed to be Merida in Brave, but dropped out due to scheduling so the role went to Kelly Macdonald.
Adriana Caselotti was only 20 when she beat out 150 other girls for the part of Snow White and she wasn't even one of the original auditions received! Her father was a singing coach who was helping execs find their princess, so when she overheard him on the phone with them, she started speaking loudly so they could hear and THAT's how she secured the role! GENIUS!
Bonus fact: Beyoncé didn't want to audition for Tiana and expected to be given an offer anyway! Which she obviously didn't get since Anika secured the role! Better luck next time?
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