Idina Menzel: Hugh Jackman On My Lap Was A ‘Welcomed’ Moment

Idina Menzel is a Tony Award veteran but, thanks to Hugh Jackman, she won’t forget this year’s show any time soon.

In her first interview since the big night, Idina remembers the moment Hugh made her part of the act by sitting on her lap.

“It was unexpected, yeah,” Idina told Access Hollywood in a new interview, laughing.

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“It was a nice unexpected moment, a welcomed unexpected moment,” Idina said. “And then my mom has all of these friends calling her saying, ‘Why didn’t she, you know, grab onto him a little bit more if he was sitting on her lap?’ But, you know, it was a little intimidating.”

And that wasn’t the only Tony night surprise for Idina. Her “Frozen” co-star, Jonathan Groff, mocked John Travolta’s “Adele Dazeem” Oscar intro.

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“I wanted to get into my game mode for the song, the song’s very emotional to me, but that was also cool,” she said. “So I was able to hear Jonathan say that, have a laugh, and then take a moment and focus.”

Idina has been on a whirlwind since voicing the role of Elsa in “Frozen” — the movie now stands as the highest grossing animated film of all time.

“It’s been a magical experience for me and it just keeps on going, keeps on giving,” she said.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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