Hannah Waddingham Reveals How Jason Sudeikis Convinced Her To Sing Frozen’s Let It Go In Ted Lasso

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With season 2 of Ted Lasso just around the corner, Hannah Waddingham recounts how a pivotal scene from the first season unfolded.

It turns out that series co-creator and star Jason Sudeikis used his own Ted Lasso-esque charms to convince Waddingham, 46, an accomplished singer and musical theater veteran, to sing Let It Go from Frozen during a cathartic karaoke scene.

Waddingham revealed to Weekly entertainment that she’d avoided that song since Frozen was released in 2013, but Sudeikis still convinced her to do it.

Hannah Speaks: With Ted Lasso Season 2 just around the corner, Hannah Waddingham tells how a pivotal scene from Season One unfolded

Hannah Speaks: With Ted Lasso Season 2 just around the corner, Hannah Waddingham tells how a pivotal scene from Season One unfolded

Charms: It turns out that Jason Sudeikis, co-creator and star of the series, used his own Ted Lasso-esque charms to convince Waddingham, 46, an accomplished singer and musical theater veteran, to sing Let It Go from Frozen during a purifying karaoke scene

Charms: It turns out that Jason Sudeikis, co-creator and star of the series, used his own Ted Lasso-esque charms to convince Waddingham, 46, an accomplished singer and musical theater veteran, to sing Let It Go from Frozen during a purifying karaoke scene

Charms: It turns out that Jason Sudeikis, co-creator and star of the series, used his own Ted Lasso-esque charms to convince Waddingham, 46, an accomplished singer and musical theater veteran, to sing Let It Go from Frozen during a purifying karaoke scene

“I went to Jason and said, ‘I’ve avoided singing this song since it came out because it’s a beast,'” she says of the song, originally performed by Idina Menzel.

“He strokes the tache and says, ‘Okay, you’ll find me a song that better suits your character,'” Waddingham added.

“I was like, ‘Okay, I’ll do that!’ Unfortunately, he knows exactly what he is doing and had dialed the right number. I just had to keep going,’ she continued.

Avoided: “I went to Jason and said, “I’ve avoided singing this song since it came out because it’s a beast,” she says of the song, originally performed by Idina Menzel

Jason and Hannah: “He strokes the tache, and he says, ‘Okay, you’ll find me a song that better suits your character,'” Waddingham added.

Bill Lawrence, who co-created Ted Lasso with Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt (who also plays Coach Beard), and Joe Kelly, made it clear that Sudeikis is more involved in the show than you might expect.

“He’s not just an actor, he’s a writer-producer and so on. It’s almost spread out too thin, because the guy has yet to act, but there’s not a department he doesn’t get his hand in,” Lawrence said.

Sudeikis also spoke about the upcoming second season, which will air on Apple TV Plus on July 23, comparing it to the second film in the first Star Wars trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back.

Brendan and Jason: Bill Lawrence, who co-created Ted Lasso with Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt (who also plays Coach Beard), and Joe Kelly, made it clear that Sudeikis is more involved in the show than you might expect

Brendan and Jason: Bill Lawrence, who co-created Ted Lasso with Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt (who also plays Coach Beard), and Joe Kelly, made it clear that Sudeikis is more involved in the show than you might expect

Brendan and Jason: Bill Lawrence, who co-created Ted Lasso with Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt (who also plays Coach Beard), and Joe Kelly, made it clear that Sudeikis is more involved in the show than you might expect

“People go into their caves and look at their s–t,” Sudeikis said, also making comparisons of himself with his beloved character.

“I used to be like, ‘Oh, I’m with a few beers.’ I don’t know, man — it’s hard to live up to,” Sudeikis added.

The show may have debuted at the perfect time, offering some much-needed positivity in a year marred by COVID-19 lockdowns and the social unrest spearheaded by the murder of George Floyd.

Tough: “I used to say, ‘Oh, I’m with a few beers.” I don’t know, man – it’s hard to live up to,” Sudeikis added

Asked if he’s worried the show will be received differently now that the worst of COVID-19 is behind us, Sudeikis said he’s not worried about it.

‘I’m not worried about it. I didn’t worry about it lately [time]. Create, destroy. Create, destroy. That’s one thing you learn through improv, and it’s one thing you learn through SNL,” he said.

“As long as we know what the show is, and know why it is what it is, that’s all I can offer anyone,” Sudeikis added.

Not to worry: When asked if he's worried the show will be received differently now that the worst of COVID-19 is behind us, Sudeikis said he's not even worried about it

Not to worry: When asked if he's worried the show will be received differently now that the worst of COVID-19 is behind us, Sudeikis said he's not even worried about it

Not to worry: When asked if he’s worried the show will be received differently now that the worst of COVID-19 is behind us, Sudeikis said he’s not even worried about it

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