Amanda Seyfried reveals she auditioned for Glinda in the Wicked movie

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Amanda Seyfried has revealed how she auditioned for the upcoming Wicked movie.

The actress is no stranger to musicals on the big screen having previously starred in film adaptations of Mamma Mia! and Les Misérables.

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In a recent interview, Seyfried explained how she “bent over backwards” to bag the role of Glinda last summer.

Asked by Backstage what the wildest thing she’s ever done to get a role, Seyfried shared: “I have dreams that I’m still auditioning for Wicked. 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. Because ever since ‘Les Miz’, I was like, I need to be better. I need to do better.”

She added: “So whatever comes next in terms of musicals, I’m finally prepared.”

The role ultimately went to Ariana Grande who will star alongside Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba.

Director Jon M Chu recently announced that the film adaptation of the hit stage musical will be released in two separate instalments.

Based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel, Wicked reveals the ‘true untold story’ behind the Wizard Of Oz and just what happened before Dorothy dropped in.

The musical has been running in both the West End and on Broadway for almost 20 years.


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