Amanda Seyfried auditioned for Wicked but lost the role to Ariana Grande, the actor reveals

Amanda Seyfried has announced that she has auditioned for the upcoming film adaptation of Evil, however, lost the role to Ariana Grande.

In November 2021, it was announced that Grande would be cast in the film adaptation of the popular musical as Glinda, the Good Witch, alongside Cynthia Erivo, who plays Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West.

In a new interview with BackstageSeyfriend admitted it while filming her latest miniseries The Dropout — which earned her an Emmy nomination — for which she auditioned Evil also.

“I have dreams that I’m still auditioning for Evil‘ said the Emmy-nominated actor.

“Last summer when I played Elizabeth [Holmes on The Dropout]I personally auditioned on the weekends to play Glinda in the film version of Evil,” she explained.

“Because I wanted it so bad I was like, ‘You know what? Yes, I have to play the last scene of The Dropout on Tuesday. I give you my Sunday.’ I literally bent over backwards while playing the hardest role of my life.”

Though he lost the role, which would eventually go to Grande, Seyfried noted that the experience “teached me how far I’ve come as a singer, which I was dying to prove.”

Amanda Seyfried in “The Dropout”


Seyfried played the role of Cosette in the 2012 film adaptation Les Miserables.

“Because since then Les Mis, I thought I must get better. I have to do better. So whatever comes next in terms of musicals, I’m finally prepared.”

In April, Evil Director Jon M Chu angered fans when he announced that the first part will premiere on December 25, 2024, while the second half will be released a year later on December 25, 2025.

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