” The Rundown”: Amanda Seyfried Responds to “Mank” Oscar Buzz

Amanda Seyfried has actually set her sights on playing Glinda the Excellent Witch in the upcoming movie adjustment of the musical Wicked

On Range‘s Award Circuit podcast, the Mank starlet exposed she’s sent out Universal Pictures and director Jon M. Chu a recording of herself singing the hit tune “Popular” in the hopes that it will protect her position on the cast. As she put it, “I have actually been campaigning for Wicked for 5 years.”

In truth, she stated she’s currently begun singing lessons particularly for this function, exposing that throughout the pandemic she practiced the tunes 3 days a week. “I have actually never ever been more prepared to strike those notes,” Amanda teased, prior to singing a few of the renowned lyrics.

And though Amanda isn’t the casting director, she currently has a couple of stars in mind when it pertains to the character Elphaba.

” For a while it was Anna Kendrick, due to the fact that I believed that her Elphaba would be truly strong, and, you understand, I sing the high notes and she can sing, she can be the alto,” she explained. “At one point, it was Anne Hathaway, too. She might undoubtedly be Elphaba.”

However if she had the last word, it would for sure be Samantha Barks, who she acted along with in Les Misérables The mom of 2 stated she when made Samantha sing with her while driving around Los Angeles.

” There’s no one else like Samantha Barks,” Amanda showed. “Samantha is my No. 1, I indicate, there’s no much better vocalist on the planet I believe.”


She acknowledged she might never ever have the ability to represent Glinda, stating, “There’s things that you will constantly be connected to and wish to do, no matter how old you get, however if they still have not made Wicked by the time I’m 50, then great I’ll let it go.”

And if Amanda does not get the possibility, then her child might have the chance. The 35- year-old starlet, who shares child Nina and boy Thomas Jr. with partner Thomas Sadoski, stated that her little woman has actually currently captured the acting bug.

” I believe my child is a star,” she shared. “I get it and it absolutely makes good sense. It terrifies me, however it’s likewise like I get it. Naturally, she is. She’s a star, it remains in her bones.”

Now, fingers crossed Jon M. Chu makes Amanda’s– and our– dream become a reality.

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