PHOENIX — “Frozen” star Anna Friel is sporting a new, frostbite-inspired ensemble in the upcoming film “Frostbites.”
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 30-year-old actress revealed she was inspired by her own experience with frostbite, which left her severely disabled and requiring several surgeries.
Friel was cast as a character in the Disney film “The Little Mermaid” during a special screening of the movie in April and has since starred in several movies and TV shows, including “Star Trek” and “Game of Thrones.”
While Friel doesn’t have the same kind of scars and injuries that she had when she was in her teens, she still struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the Associated Press reported.
“I am very much aware of how the world has changed since then and how we all have evolved in that time,” she told THR.
“We have so many things to be grateful for, and I think that’s one of the reasons I wanted to come back to it as a child.”
Friel has become an outspoken advocate for those battling the disease, especially those with disabilities.
She was the first woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for the “Ghostbusters” franchise.