It’s sad, but true. Rachel Matthews, who voiced the new Northuldra character Honeymaren in Frozen 2, has tested positive for COVID-19. Matthews announced that she is currently suffering from the novel coronavirus in her Instagram story.
Matthews noted that her fans should “feel free to reach out and ask me any questions.” She also urged followers to “please be mindful of our decisions – now is the time to be smart and responsible. Let’s take care of one another!!”
In a second Instagram story, Matthews addressed her symptoms over the course of the week before coronavirus diagnosis. She was careful to point out that “symptoms do vary,” so not everyone who has COVID-19 will experience the same symptoms in the same order.
Matthews is the second Disney-related celebrity to test positive for COVID-19 this week. Idris Elba, who portrays Heimdall in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War, also has coronavirus. Elba shared a Twitter video in which he stated he is not currently exhibiting symptoms and feels “OK.”
This morning I tested positive for Covid 19. I feel ok, I have no symptoms so far but have been isolated since I found out about my possible exposure to the virus. Stay home people and be pragmatic. I will keep you updated on how I’m doing ???? No panic. pic.twitter.com/Lg7HVMZglZ
— Idris Elba (@idriselba) March 16, 2020
Previously, Tom Hanks and wife, Rita, were both quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19. The Hanks family has since returned home to recover.
Both Matthews and Elba encouraged their social media followers to stay home until officials give the populous the green light to resume normal daily activities. If you’re looking for something to do while you’re stuck at home, Disney gave Frozen 2 an early release on Disney+, so you can rewatch Honeymaren and her friends over and over!
There are also dozens of other great films and television shows for your entire family streaming on the Disney+ platform. The Imagineering Story is perfect for families with older kids, while Disney Junior shows like Doc McStuffins and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse will keep little ones entertained.