“Probably one of the best face character experiences I’ve ever had was when my brother and I met Rapunzel and Flynn. When she asked me what I do for fun, I told her that I like to draw and paint like her. I was so proud of telling her that. As an artist myself, I was so happy that it was one of her key elements when I first saw Tangled. I never really thought I would see a princess that can do art.”
“I’ve realized that the reason I never liked Rapunzel/Eugene is because their dynamic reminds me of my first “boyfriend” who abused me when I was a young teenager and he was in his early 20s. Like Rapunzel, I was young, naive, and sheltered, and like Eugene, he had a lot of years of experience over me that made it easy for him to manipulate. Obviously Eugene in the movie isn’t like that, but I still don’t think their relationship is founded on even ground.”
If Tangled ever becomes a Broadway musical I think Derek Klena would be a perfect choice for Flynn!
Despite graduating with a graphic arts degree, I’ve been unemployed for a couple years now, despite getting breaks a few times. I feel trapped and cooped up to the point I think Almost There and When Will My Life Begin are my personal theme songs.
“I always get really odd looks when I tell people that my two favorite Disney films are “Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “Tangled”. I think Quasimodo and Rapunzel are very similar and I know they have a lot in common with me. I was bullied as a kid for multiple reasons, I had a very abusive relative, I wanted to get out there and explore the world, and I didn’t let my appearance or my abusive relative stop me from following my dreams. The movies are just so inspiring to me and I’m grateful for them.”