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Bell: No perfect princess for me

Kristen Bell has revealed how she didn't want her Frozen character to be like a perfect Disney princess.

The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star voices the heroine in the upcoming Disney animated film, which also features the vocal talents of Josh Gad, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff.

"It was my main goal when voicing this character to bring a lot of myself to the table. I didn't want to play a stereotype," she said at Disney's D23 Expo.

"I loved the Disney princesses growing up, but I wanted her not to have good posture. I wanted her to be goofy, weird, put her foot in her mouth and be more like me. I wanted little girls to look at it and say, 'Oh, she's awkward and I'm awkward' - that makes me feel good."

The actress added: "The directors really let me make Anna as weird as I possibly could. So the heroines are a lot more realistic, scrappier and awkward than you've ever seen."

Josh, who voices snowman Olaf, revealed he had initial confusion over the role.

"Olaf is a snowman who is obsessed with summer. I misunderstood the assignment because I came dressed up as a snowman to my first couple of sessions and they told me it was completely unnecessary. So it was weird but it went great," he joked.

He also quipped about doing research for the part.

"I studied Frosty for a couple of years to get what it sounds like to be trapped in ice your whole life and so I built some of it around that, and some from my own childhood. We had some fun and crazy stuff going on," he added.

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen, Frozen is scheduled for release in late 2013.

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