Ariana Grande Manifested Her Dream ‘Wicked’ Role Years Ago on Twitter
Ariana Grande has been manifesting her Wicked role for a decade!
It's no secret that the "7 Rings" singer has been a fan of the Broadway musical. She's even performed "The Wizard and I" at the 15th anniversary Wicked concert. But her dreams of playing Glinda date back to Dec. 2, 2011, when she first tweeted about the role.
"Loved seeing Wicked again... amazing production! Made me realize again how badly I want 2 play Glinda at some point in my life! #DreamRole," she tweeted.
After her tweet, Grande became friends with the originator of the Glinda role, Kristin Chenoweth, who most recently served as her team's advisor on The Voice.
Back in 2020, Grande spoke highly of the role and production to Zach Sang.
"I don't really have many dream roles. I already got to play Penny in Hairspray. Elphaba and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, those are my two dream roles. I would do anything. I would stand outside of the producers' office with coffee waiting for them to acknowledge me, begging to sing 'Defying Gravity' for them."
In February 2021, Jon M. Chu replaced Stephen Daldry as director for the film adaptation of the musical. Broadway living legend Cynthia Erivo is set to star alongside Grande as Elphaba.
Erivo sent Grande pink flowers with a note that read, "Congratulations Miss A, the part was made for you. I look forward to sharing this musical journey with you." Meanwhile, Grande sent her new co-star flowers with a sweet note, "Dear Cynthia, honored doesn't even begin to cover it. I cannot wait to hug you. See you in Oz. All my love Ari!"