NOT HER NO. 1 FAN

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Id­ina Men­zel is not so, er, pop­u­lar at home. When it comes to her ca­reer, her son Walker, 9 (whom she co­par­ents with ex-hus­band Taye Diggs, 47), “could care less,” the ac­tress, also 47, tells Us. “All he wants to do is play basketball.” Even af­ter repris­ing her role as El­phaba from Broad­way’s Wicked for the 15th an­niver­sary spe­cial, she says he still paid her no mind: “He doesn’t care.” Walker is also sick of Frozen. “He’s seen it maybe twice, he hates it,” the star of Ralph Breaks the In­ter­net (in the­aters Nov. 21) says. “It’s princessy and it’s Mommy singing, so it means that she has to work and go sing the stupid song, and it takes me away from him.” But at one point he did, well, let it go, so he could charm girls in school by telling them his mother is Elsa. “That’s his game,” she says. For now, Men­zel is OK with him not be­ing her biggest fan, be­cause some­day “he’s go­ing to think I’m the coolest mom.”

When Men­zel got into the char­ac­ter of El­phaba, her son (in­set be­low, with Diggs in June) called her “green mommy,”she tells Us.

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