NOT HER NO. 1 FAN
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.