Known as: Ogre (human-like monster), character from the animated Shrek films
Films: Shrek (2001), Shrek 2 (2004), Shrek the Third (2007) and Shrek Forever After (2010) originally featuring the voice of Cameron Diaz and Angela Schijf providing the voice for the Dutch version
Can also be seen in: Video games, books and musical
Private: Daughter of King Harold and Queen Lillian, married to Shrek, mother of triplets
Did you know that… the Dutch version of Shrek the Musical can be seen in the RAI theatre in Amsterdam from October 2012?
DreamWorks started working on the first Shrek film as early as 1996, based on the book by William Steig. The film has received many awards, including Oscars. Fiona is one of the main characters. The beautiful princess from the kingdom of Far Far Away changes into a green ogress at night as a result of a spell cast on her by a witch. A kiss from her one true love is the only thing which can return Fiona to her human form. Her godmother locks her up in a tower, hoping her son Prince Charming will save the princess and be crowned as king. But Shrek, an ogre, saves her. Her initial feelings of disgust towards the green monster soon turn to feelings of love. However, when they kiss Fiona doesn’t become human again, but turns into an ogress. Shrek can’t believe his luck and asks her to marry him.
Fiona’s father and her godmother still want Fiona to marry Prince Charming in Shrek 2 and try to kill off her husband. They fail. Both Fiona and Shrek turn human temporarily as a result of a magic potion and for a while we are left wondering whether they are going to turn back into ogres again. Shrek the Third is the only film which doesn’t feature Fiona in her human form. Prince Charming is out for revenge this time around, but fortunately everything ends well. Fiona and Shrek even become the proud parents of triplets called Farkle, Fergus and Felicia. Shrek strikes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin to be single again just for one day in Shrek Forever After.
The story starts again from the very beginning and once again Shrek manages to win Fiona’s heart and changes her into an ogress with a kiss. Even though Fiona might appear to be quite a good little princess initially, she definitely also has some rather unpleasant traits and she certainly doesn’t mince her words. This leads to some crazy situations at times, also in Shrek the Musical. Kim-Lian van der Meij, who plays Fiona in the musical, feels this contrast is exactly what makes the personage so much fun.