Kristin Chenoweth has her dream casting in mind for the upcoming film adaptation of “Wicked,” and we’re clicking our heels together three times to make sure we’re not dreaming at even the thought of it.
Chenoweth, who played Glinda the Good Witch in the “Wizard of Oz” prequel stage musical and was nominated for a Tony Award for her work, said Dove Cameron should take on her role for the film musical.
“I have done two movies with her and I’ve played her mother twice, so I would see that as passing the crown so to speak,” Chenoweth said on “The Talk.”
Cameron is the star of the Disney Channel show “Liv and Maddie.” She has featured on stage in a production of “Mamma Mia” and others, and she also had a recurring role on “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
What about Elphaba, Glinda’s green best friend who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West? It’s hard to top Idina Menzel, but Chenoweth thought one of the biggest pop stars in the world would be ideal.
“I think Ariana Grande would make the perfect Elphaba,” Chenoweth said. “Both of them have got to be great actors and great singers …. and funny and sad, and both good and evil, and I just think they have it.”
Chenoweth was then asked if she would ever collaborate with Grande on a project.
“Yes. I mean, is the pope Catholic,” she joked. “I think she’s one, the most talented artists that we have. And I would like to celebrate that with her. But, no matter what, I’m her big sister, her mentor, that’s what I want to be more than anything.”
Stephen Daldry is directing the film produced by Marc Platt and Winnie Holzman, who wrote the original musical book, is writing the screenplay.
Universal’s “Wicked” opens in theaters Dec. 22, 2021.
Watch the clip of Chenoweth on “The Talk” above.