Kristin Chenoweth & & Idina Menzel Talk “Wicked” Connection

The option for the 2 leads in the upcoming movie adjustment of Wicked seems a popular one.

After Universal Pictures validated that the motion picture based upon the hit phase musical would star Ariana Grande as Glinda and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, starlet Idina Menzel— who won a Tony Award for playing Elphaba on Broadway– required to Instagram to share her ideas on the casting.

” Congrats to 2 remarkable ladies,” the 50- year-old Frozen star composed. “May it alter your lives for the much better permanently and ever as it has for us. Much love. @cynthiaerivo @arianagrande.”

During a 2019 interview with Variety, Idina made it clear she had not forgotten what an adventure it would be to star in the Wicked movie, which has actually remained in advancement for many years and had many stars lobby for its lead functions. The Broadway program opened back in June 2003, with Idina starring opposite Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda.

” I still believe that I need to be Elphaba, and I must simply appear, slap that green makeup on me and get some CGI and Benjamin Button the s– t out of that,” Idina stated with a make fun of the time. She went on to reference Ariana’s recognized interest in the movie by lightheartedly including, ” I suggest, I enjoy you, Ariana, however I still matter here.”


For his part, Wicked movie director Jon M. Chu gushed about Ariana, 28, and Cynthia, 34, on social networks and shared screenshots of the 2 stars’ faces from when they each discovered they had actually landed the gig.

” These 2 witches !!” Jon composed. “The psychological minute I got to inform @cynthiaerivo and @arianagrande that they were our Elphaba and Galinda in the @WickedMovie for @unistudios. wait up until you see what they bring!! It is other worldly. Ahhhhh!!!”

For her part, Ariana likewise shared a screenshot to Instagram revealing her preliminary response to the news. She included the caption, “thank goodness,” which takes place to be the title of a tune from the program.

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