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Frozen's Original Ending Had A Much Darker Backstory

The cold might not have bothered the Elsa, but something else definitely did.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Peter Del Vecho, producer of the Disney flick that took the world by storm one song at a time, revealed Frozen's original, more twisted ending.

Kristen Bell, who voices heroine Princess Anna, previously explained that initially, the wintry film had a completely different premise and Elsa was made to be a more traditional villain. The pivotal track "Let It Go" has been marked as the moment that saved Elsa from becoming the antagonist of the story, but now, the dirt has been spilled that she really was going to be evil.

Del Vecho explained that, in the beginning, Anna and Elsa weren't even sisters, and they certainly weren't royalty. "Anna was not a princess. Elsa was a self-proclaimed Snow Queen, but she was a villain and pure evil—much more like the Hans Christian Andersen tale," he said. "We started out with an evil female villain and an innocent female heroine." This altered dynamic influenced the film's initial ending, which "involved a big epic battle with snow monsters that Elsa had created as her army."

That all sounds vastly different from the happy-go-lucky conclusion we saw in the 2013 flick, but the deviation grows even more intense. According to Del Vecho, there was a prophecy Elsa was set to fulfill. Rather than learning to let it go, remembering how to love, and opening the gates to the public, the cold-hearted queen would rise to the role of the "ruler with a frozen heart" who would "bring destruction to the kingdom of Arendelle."

Through this version's original events, audiences discover that Elsa was left at the altar by her husband-to-be on their wedding day. Devastated, Elsa freezes her heart so she may never love again. (Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, it seems.) During the final act's epic snow battle, Anna was set to convince Elsa to use her powers for good, as she was their only hope to stay alive and not be crushed by an enormous avalanche.

But why did things change? Reportedly, the supervillain trope was overdone, Elsa's change of heart wouldn't be believable, and she simply wasn't a character audiences could connect with. "The problem was that we felt like we had seen it before. It wasn't satisfying," Del Vecho said. "We had no emotional connection to Elsa—we didn't care about her because she had spent the whole movie being the villain. We weren't drawn in. The characters weren't relatable."

He added, "Eventually the film tells you what it needs to be and if you're smart enough to listen to that, it leads you to a different direction than perhaps your preconceived notion."

Though we all know this draft of Frozen was scrapped, there are plenty of secrets behind the film you can uncover. Read up on the creepy story behind Queen Elsa, and find out which inappropriate scene was cut from the film.