In case Ariana Grande ever actually desires to change positions, Amanda Seyfried is off guide and out there for the “Wicked” film.
Months after it was introduced that the pop star clinched the function of Glinda within the upcoming movie adaptation of the smash hit Broadway musical, Seyfried revealed that she additionally was within the working to play the Good Witch of the South.
Speaking with Backstage in a current interview, the actor stated she was so dedicated to the half that she auditioned whereas nonetheless filming Hulu’s “The Dropout,” wherein she starred as disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.
“I’ve desires that I’m nonetheless auditioning for ‘Wicked,‘” she said. “Last summer while I was playing Elizabeth [on “The Dropout”], on the weekends I was auditioning in person to play Glinda in the movie version of “Wicked” — because I wanted it that much that I was like, “You know what? Yeah, I have to play the last scene of ‘The Dropout’ on Tuesday. I’ll give my Sunday to you.”
“I literally 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 really wanted to prove,” she continued. “Because ever since ‘Les Miz,’ I was like, I need to be better. I need to do better. So whatever comes next in terms of musicals, I’m finally prepared.”
Seyfried portrayed Cosette in director Tom Hooper’s 2012 movie adaptation of “Les Misérables” alongside Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman, which featured dwell vocal performances that have been captured throughout capturing not like most film musicals.
Seyfried has beforehand spoken in regards to the “complete regret” she feels over her efficiency within the movie, describing her voice as “very weak” on the time.
“I wish I could redo “Les Misérables” fully as a result of the dwell singing side, I nonetheless have nightmares about it,” she stated throughout an episode of Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series final yr. “I’ve been working diligently ever since ‘Les Misérables’ to strengthen my voice and to have some stamina. Plus working on my vibrato, which was completely lost. From a very technical standpoint, I was very unhappy with my singing.”
Seyfried has, in fact, additionally lent her vocal abilities to “Mamma Mia!” and its sequel, “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.”
And whereas she received’t seem in “Wicked,” there’s nonetheless a lot to be excited for in relation to the film musical, which has been in growth since 2004. Based on the Gregory Maguire guide of the identical identify, “Wicked” tells the story of what occurred earlier than Dorothy arrived within the land of Oz by way of the attitude of witches Glinda (Grande) and Elphaba, who shall be performed by Tony winner Cynthia Erivo.
Directed by Jon M. Chu, who helmed “Crazy Rich Asians” and the movie adaptation of Broadway’s “In the Heights,” the film is set to be released in two parts and include quite a lot of new songs.
The first “Wicked” movie will arrive in theaters December 2024 with the sequel premiering the next Christmas.