From one witch to the following! Idina Menzel not too long ago shared her recommendation to Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, who’re set to play Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba the Depraved Witch of the West in an upcoming movie adaptation of Depraved.
“Simply all the time conserving in thoughts that what’s beneath all of it is only a lady that wishes to be cherished,” the actress, who originated the position of Elphaba within the Broadway musical, informed E! Information. “That has unbelievable energy and that she simply has to determine the right way to harness that and get it out on this planet.”
Menzel additionally informed the witchy duo to “consider all the opposite little younger girls or males which might be or anyone which might be watching them to see what it’s prefer to be totally different however be stunning and to personal that.”
Nonetheless, the star added that Grande and Erivo “don’t want myself,” as they’re “so supremely gifted.” She famous, “I simply mentioned, ‘Look, in the event you’re ever having a day and you might want to form of get again to what it’s all about, I’m right here if you wish to speak, that’s all.’”
Based mostly on the Broadway musical of the identical title by Stephen Schwartz, Depraved follows two magical enemies-turned-best associates performed by Grande and Erivo. The challenge shall be break up into two separate movies, the primary of which is slated to hit theaters in December 2024.
Final month, the “Positions” singer unveiled her newly blonde hair — dyed to match the golden tresses of her character — to Instagram.