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Michelle Yeoh Joins ‘Wicked’ Cast & Ariana Grande Is Speechless

My pricey, my pricey! Director Jon M. Chu shared the information Thursday (Dec. 8) that Michelle Yeoh has been forged within the big-screen adaptation of Wicked as Madame Morrible.

“It took one tweet to convince the ICON (and dear friend) #MichelleYeoh to play our Madame Morrible in #WickedMovie,” the filmmaker tweeted together with an article by The Hollywood Reporter confirming the casting. (Variety was first to report the information.) “Am I the luckiest director in the world to get to work with her again?! Spoiler alert: yes I am. Welcome to Shiz.”

In the Broadway model of the beloved Wizard of Oz prequel, Yeoh’s character serves because the headmistress of Shiz and guarantees to introduce Elphaba to the well-known Wizard himself, main into fan-favorite quantity “The Wizard and I.”

As filming begins on the silver-screen musical — which is being break up into two motion pictures — Tony-nominated actor Ethan Slater was announced as Boq, becoming a member of Ariana Grande as Glinda, Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Bridgerton heartthrob Jonathan Bailey as Fiyero. According to THR, Jeff Goldblum may also be enjoying the Wizard.

Grande celebrated Yeoh’s casting in her Instagram Stories, reposting Chu’s announcement together with dozens of exclamation factors.

Idina Menzel, who originated the position of Elphaba on the Great White Way, revealed the recommendation she gave to Erivo and Grande through a November look on E! News. “Just always keeping in mind that what’s underneath it all is just a woman that wants to be loved,” she stated. “Think of all the other little young women or men that are or anybody that are watching them to see what it’s like to be different but be beautiful and to own that.”

See Chu’s tweet welcoming Yeoh to Shiz beneath.

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