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Ariana Grande as Elphaba in the Wicked Movie

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@FineByDesign got me thinking about this. I think it could work. She can definitely handle the vocals and she was on Broadway when she was 15 (the cast of 13 The Musical - Jason Robert Brown).

I actually think this is the best option we have from mainstream hollywood potential. It's a better idea than Anna Kendrick who seems to be taking all the roles these days. I'm still not entirely sure why.
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Just in case you doubt her belting ability
Ariana Grande - Only Girl In The World
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I wonder if the producers of "Cinderella" have offered her the role of Ella. She would be a good choice.
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I agree but Lily James already has that role right
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I think the poster above meant Broadway's Cinderella (as their next stunt casting following Carly Rae Jepsen)
And I would love the idea of Ariana as Belle in a Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast
Except the fact that Disney has a pride of not wanting to use Nickelodeon's discovery like Ari...
Althought last wednesday she was doing some promotional stuff for Disney Parks so there might be a chance

Anyway....... Ariana is more of a Glinda than Elphaba for sure.
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I'd love to see her as Ella much more than CRJ. Someone did say the producers were offering different pop stars Ella. I'm betting that she was one of them.
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I'd love to see her back on stage. I'm just not quite sure if she would take on a role right now that isn't on the big screen.

She would play Ella well though I agree.

I actually think she could pull off Glinda and Elphaba. Maybe her voice is a bit too light for Elphaba but I wouldn't cross it off until I see it happen. Ariana has a rare talent at having a very powerful voice as light as it may be and her belting seems very healthy or at least she can do it night after night without messing up at all.

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This is a great idea. Forgive my ignorance, but is a Wicked movie already in the works? I didn't know...
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@Stephen Oof. That old video that you posted did not help. She's come a long way from that.

Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVDF11o7szc

She's said that she doesn't want to act anytime soon once her TV show is done. She wants to focus on her music only.


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A Wicked movie has been in the works since 2007 .
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I think she would make an amazing Glinda! In some interviews, she said her dream roles are Audrey in "Little Shop" and Glinda in "Wicked". I am a big fan of her and her music and hope she plays this role!
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I've also heard that Lea Michele might play Galinda. Maybe if that happened Ariana could be Elphaba. Do you think that would work?

I think it would be perfect. They would both make good Galinda's though lol. I can't make up my mind but together obviously Lea couldn't be Elphaba

Updated On: 6/28/14 at 11:59 AM
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Jennifer Lawrence as Elphaba and Ariana Grande as Glinda. Done!
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"also heard that Lea Michele might play Galinda"

Who did you hear that from? credible source?
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@ShakinBaconGirl No credible source. Just got me thinking of the possibility.

@jbroadway4 Can Jennifer Lawrence even sing.







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Updated On: 6/28/14 at 12:28 PM
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If anything, Lea is Elphaba. I can't see her as Glinda at all.

I believe Jennifer can sing. She sung in a movie called "House At The End Of The Street" and is actually quite good.
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@Stephan Did you just not see my post...

She does NOT want to do anymore acting. There is no "she can", "she could", or "maybe".


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True. Lea could only be Elphaba and we all know she can sing Defying Gravity

@justin I know very well how she feels about acting

Ariana Grande: ďAfter Iím done playing Cat Valentine I donít see myself doing much acting, but I would do a scary movie or a musical."
Lea Michele - Defying Gravity
Updated On: 6/28/14 at 12:38 PM
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"She does NOT want to do anymore acting. There is no "she can", "she could", or "maybe"."

Factual information has never had any effect on the length of speculative threads.
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factual assumptions that are only half true :/
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"@ShakinBaconGirl No credible source. Just got me thinking of the possibility"

-_-



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^^^ To be fair, you can hear anything you say out loud.
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@Stephan


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3xWfuEWLSM (Skip to 4:40)

Oh.

Updated On: 6/28/14 at 12:55 PM
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There are many women who could play Elphaba in the film. I don't care who it is, just as long as they pick an actress who can actually sing the score as it was intended. None of that Madonna Evita crap.
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The thing is, if she decides or is asked to be apart of the live FOX broadcast, I can see the possibility of her being in a movie musical later on.

Updated On: 6/28/14 at 01:08 PM

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