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AMANDA SEYFRIED OPENS UP ABOUT LOSING WICKED ROLE TO
ARIANA GRANDE
By LILY FREIBERG
Amanda Seyfried has starred in three notable musical movies: "Mamma Mia," "Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again," and "Les Misérables." Because of her ability to hit high notes, Seyfried loved the idea of playing Glinda in Jon M. Chu's upcoming "Wicked" films, based on the iconic Broadway show — but the role went to pop star Ariana Grande.
Seyfried told the Los Angeles Times that while filming the series "The Dropout" — starring Seyfried as Elizabeth Holmes, who has a baritone voice in real life — she became afraid of damaging her vocal chords, and and made more time to train with her vocal coach "because I was auditioning for a musical." That musical was "Wicked."
The actor also told Backstage that she wanted to prove herself since her last huge singing role: "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." She then mentioned that she would love to play Glinda while on Variety's "Awards Circuit" podcast.
"I've never been more ready to hit [Glinda's] notes," Seyfried said on the podcast. However, she didn't make the cut, and it was announced that Ariana Grande would be portraying the role of Glinda — but even though "Wicked" may be booked, Seyfried's hard work and confidence will likely pay off in future musical roles.