A viewer asked the Tony-winning singing actor her choices for casting the lead roles in the forthcoming Wicked film, based on the long-running Stephen Schwartz-Winnie Holzman Broadway musical. Chenoweth said, “If we're talking about someone in our ’40s, of course, I'd cast myself and Idina.” Chenoweth and Idina Menzel famously created the roles of, respectively, Glinda and Elphaba.
Chenoweth's choices for actors in their ’30s: Beth Behrs and Zooey Deschanel. Her selections for younger actors included Dove Cameron as Glinda and Lea Michele as Elphaba. After naming her picks, Chenoweth said with a laugh, “But you know, I haven't thought about it at all!”
Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) will direct the film, which is currently in development and is scheduled to arrive in cinemas in December 2019. No casting has been announced.
Chenoweth also revealed that she is expecting a script in January for the long-in-the-works musical about the late Tammy Faye Baker, which the Broadway favorite referred to as “a passion project of mine.”
Watch the interview below: