Amanda Seyfried ‘Bent Over Backwards : Amanda Seyfried tried out to be Glinda in Wicked, She recently revealed to Backstage that playing the good witch in the upcoming movie adaptation of the hit musical had been a dream of hers for a very long time. During the summer when I played Elizabeth [in The Dropout], I auditioned in person for Glinda in Wicked’s movie – because I wanted it so much I was saying, “I’ll audition in person.”
You know what, yeah, I have to play the final scene of The Dropout on Tuesday. “I’ll give you my Sunday,” Seyfried, who was nominated for an Emmy for her role in The Dropout, said.
In her words, “I bent over backwards while playing the hardest role of my life, but I think it also taught me how far I’ve come as a singer, which I was eager to prove.” Because since Les Miz, I have been thinking, “I need to do better.”.
I need to do better.’ So whatever comes next in terms of musicals, I’m finally prepared.” It goes back even further for Seyfried to be a fan of the musical In a podcast interview with Variety’s Awards Circuit, the Mean Girls actress said she’d been campaigning for Wicked for five years
“I’ve never been more ready to hit those notes,” she said at the time.
Photographs were taken by Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty; Universal Stage Production; and Rich Fury/Getty Images in Ariana Grande’s (L) and Cynthia Erivo’s (R) photos.
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A passionate actress, Seyfried has previously proven her versatility in a number of productions, including Les Misérables with Anne Hathaway and Mamma Mia! The role of Glinda was ultimately cast on Ariana Grande, with Cynthia Erivo casting the role of Elphaba on Cynthia Erivo.
Two films will be created from the adaptation, which will be directed by Jon M. Chu. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Erivo revealed that she and Grande will officially begin rehearsals this month and that filming should begin shortly thereafter.
Originally scheduled for release on Dec. 22, 2021, COVID-19-related production delays delayed the release. It was pushed back, but Chu teased that the Wicked films would debut “on successive Christmas holidays beginning December 2024 |