Ariana Grande, the new Glinda the Good Witch, is getting only good vibes from Dove Cameron.
Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo have been cast as Glinda and Elphaba, respectively, in the highly anticipated film adaptations of the musical Wicked, which have finally begun production.
Dove Cameron Discussed Missing Glinda To Ariana Grande
Like any well-loved adaption, Grande‘s hiring came after years of fan speculation about who they hoped would portray the good witch.
Many had been rooting for Dove Cameron. And it turns out that the fan favourite was very almost cast in Jon M. Chu’s epic two-part adaptation. She has recently spoken publicly about the casting process and her admiration for the pop diva cast as the good witch.
Dove Cameron is well-liked for her work alongside Kristin Chenoweth, the original Glinda from “Wicked,” in the Descendants movies and in her current position as the lead of Apple TV+’s Schmigadoon! It’s understandable why folks would consider the young actress ideal for the part.
The Schmigadoon actress has come out to clarify that she, along with a number of other singer-actresses, auditioned for the lead role in Jon M. Chu’s future Wicked film.
Cameron didn’t get the role, but she still thinks Grande is incredible and can’t wait to see her perform on film.
When asked whether she tried out for the role of lead vocalist in the next film musical, the following is what the actress and singer recently revealed:
Cameron expressed his enthusiasm for Ariana saying, “I’m so excited for Ariana. She’s a genuinely dear friend of mine. We met when we were super young. I think she’s gonna kill it. I think the whole cast is phenomenal head to toe. So, like, as a fan, I’m really, really excited to see it.”
Cameron remembered how challenging it was to cast the picture, which features performances by Grande, Cynthia Erivo, Jeff Goldblum, and Jonathan Bailey. “I know that for everybody who did go out for it, it was a very long process,” she said. “It was one of the longer processes I’ve been a part of.”
Grande and Cameron have a long and deep relationship together. Both had successful teen television programmes prior to starring opposite one another in 2016’s Hairspray Live. Cameron featured on Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie from 2013 to 2017, while Grande was on Nickelodeon’s Victorious and its spin-off, Sam & Cat, from 2010 to 2014.
It’s common knowledge that Cameron has always wanted to portray Glinda. She told before that she’d been hoping for this part “since I was, like, 7,” and that she felt, “I should be so lucky to be considered.”
It’s the role of a lifetime, she said; “but I don’t believe everyone wants me to be Glinda.”
The actress will have to practise her spells until the first Wicked film premieres in cinemas in December 2024, but in the meanwhile she may feature in Schmigadoon with Broadway’s Original Glinda, Kristin Chenoweth.