Before Ariana Grande snagged the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Jon M. Chu’s movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Wicked, another actress fought to get the part: Amanda Seyfried.
Yes, you read that right. The Dropout actress recently sat down with Backstage and revealed she also auditioned for the lead role. As it turns out, she heard about the open auditions while filming for her Hulu series.
“Last summer, while I was playing Elizabeth [Holmes], on the weekends I was auditioning in person to play Glinda in the movie version of Wicked—because I wanted it that much,” she explained. “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.’”