FROZEN star Samantha Barks is getting ready to perform in public after the music production was postponed due to the pandemic.
Having participated in many musicals, but this is not the first time the actress has taken on the lead role. Everyone, meet Samantha Barks.
Who is Samantha Barks?
Samantha Jane Barks is a 31-year-old British actress and singer who has performed on stage and screen as well as television.
She was born in Laxey on the Isle of Man and attended Laxey Primary School in and St Ninian High School, Douglas.
After completing her education in her younger years, she moved to London to attend her A Levels at the School of Art Education in Chiswick.
Samantha made a name for herself after finishing third in the BBC talent show I’ll Do Anything in 2008.
According to CelebirtyNetWorth.com, Smantha has a net worth of $2 million.
What did Samantha say about playing Elsa in Frozen?
On December 6, 2019, Barks was cast as Elsa in the West End production Frozen, which begins in August 2021.
During the announcement, Barks said that when she first saw the 2013 Disney animated film, she was moved by Elsa’s predicament: estranged from her beloved sister Anna; trapped on a snowy mountain top in an enchanting ice fortress.
“Elsa has to learn to control her powers,” said Barks. “She’s a strong woman, and suddenly she says, ‘I won’t hold back! “That was so powerful, especially for a young girl. Actually, it’s not just women… men are also touched by that song.”
She added that she liked the relationship between Elsa and Anna. ‘
“The whole performance shows the strength of two sisters. There is no Prince Charming riding on a white horse. Two sisters save each other”.
What other musical has Samantha Barks starred in?
Samantha performed in several musicals before joining Frozen.
Her performance as Époninie in 2010’s Les Misérables was widely acclaimed and received a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture.
She has also performed in other musicals such as: Cabaret (2008-2009) as Sally Bowles, Nancy in Oliver! (2011-2013), Velma Kelly in Chicago (2013) and Vivian Ward in Pretty Women: The musical (2018-2019), just to name a few.
Samantha Barks is married and does she have children?
On February 1, 2021, she became engaged to actor Alex Michael Stoll, whom she met while they were both on the Broadway production of Pretty Woman.
Samantha shared the news on her Instagram, by posting a picture showing off her diamond ring as the two cuddled up in the snow
She wrote: “Like Beyoncé… but with an F.” Her caption ended with an image of an engagement ring.
Alex comments below: “If you like it… then you should put a ring on it.”
The couple have not had any children of their own or together and it is yet to be confirmed whether they plan to have children in the future.
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