Ariana Grande Shares a Laugh with Castmate Cynthia Erivo in BTS Pic from ‘Wicked’ Movie Set

Though we have a longgg wait until the Wicked movie premieres in theaters, that hasn’t stopped Ariana Grande from sharing a behind-the-scenes update—with her fellow castmate Cynthia Erivo.

On Saturday, the “Positions” singer posted a photo dump on her Instagram page. Among the photos, she shared a black-and-white snapshot of herself and her co-star laughing during what appeared to be a table-read for the upcoming film. Erivo saw the post and wrote in the comments, “I love you Xx,” with a kiss emoji.

The Harriet actress posted a BTS video of her own on Instagram, which captured their first meeting on set. Erivo and Grande shared a warm embrace and briefly held hands. The “Thank U Next” singer came across the post and commented, Just beyond. I love youuuu! [pink heart emoji].”

Grande and Erivo will play the roles of Glinda and Elphaba, respectively, in the highly anticipated film. The movie adaptation will be directed by Jon M. Chu, who has brought us films like Crazy Rich Asians and In the Heights.

The upcoming film will be split into two parts, with the first one coming out in December 2024 and the second one premiering a year later. Inspired by the novel and 1939 film, Wicked centers around the witches’ backstories, as well as their contrasting personalities.

Keep the BTS posts coming, you two.

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