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Amanda Seyfried Suggests Perfect Actress For Wicked's Elphaba Role

Amanda Seyfried Suggests Perfect Actress For Wicked's Elphaba Role

Amanda Seyfried shows off her fit physique while enjoying a walk with her pet pooch Finn on Wednesday (June 17) in New York City.

The 29-year-old actress was joined on the stroll by her buff personal trainer.

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Amanda recently chatted about who she would like to star in the future movie adaptation of Broadway musical Wicked.

“[Anna Kendrick] would play Elphaba, and I’d play Glinda. I’m not kidding! I’ve been campaigning to play Glinda for years now,” Amanda recently shared to MTV News.

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  • devvv

    Hopefully no one takes her suggestion seriously. You can’t go from Idina and Kristen to those two…

  • gradybridges

    Be real-they aren’t just going to get Broadway stars. Seyfried would be good but I’m not sure Kendrick can hit those notes

  • devvv

    I don’t expect real Broadway stars, but I’m not a huge fan of Amanda’s singing voice. Anna Kendrick did pretty well in the film adaption of The Last Five Years but I think she’s more suited for Glinda than Elphaba.

  • tia maria

    well Anna started her career on braodway in the musical high society and was also nominated for a tony so think she would be able to hit the high notes.

  • FerCat

    Kristen gave her blessing way back in 2013. Actually it was Kristen who suggested it to her.

  • FerCat

    It took this long because Amanda was doing voice lessons to prepare for this. Forget whatever you think of her work as Cosette. That was her just getting back on the bike.

  • FerCat

    She was tapped for the Cinderella role in ‘Into The Woods’ but passed because she thought her voice was not ready. The role coincidentally went to Kendrick. Amanda takes these roles seriously.

    So, when she says she’s ready it’s not some whimsical day dream. She’s had 3 plus years training her voice for this.

    I should also point out that this is a Universal Pictures project, same people who brought you MammaMia, Les Miz and Pitch Perfect. Too many stars are aligned to pass this up.

  • Jodi Disario

    As anyone who endured 10 seconds of her in Les Miserables can tell you, SHE CAN’T SING! Okay, I may be being a bit harsh, but Glinda is a coluratura soprano, which means she has to hit notes waaaaaay out in the outer atmosphere. It’s a FAR more difficult role than Cosette, and there is no way Stephen Schwarz would ever lower the notes to accomodate her.

    She was dead on about Anna Kendrick though. I have heard her sing some of the Wicked score and she’s amazing. Not sure how high her belt goes, which would be a concern for Defying Gravity and No Good Deed.

    Oh, and I should mention that I’m against the whole movie idea in the first place. I’ve seen Wicked 14 times (will be 16 by Aug 1) and no filmmaker is ever going to be able to recreate all of the emotions that you go through during Defying Gravity on screen. It’s best left alone. On film, it will turn into another Into the Woods. Yes, fans of the musical fill flock to it, fans of the cast will go, and everyone will leave feeling kind of “meh” and wishing well enough had been left alone.

    Rant over. Please continue your discussion.

  • Jodi Disario

    No, it took this long because the producers said that there will (and I quote) “Never make a Wicked movie while Wicked is still raking it in.” Which is very smart. If they revived Into The Woods on Broadway right now, would you go? Wicked has closed one of its 2 national tours and is not selling out every night anymore. They are advertising far more than they have ever done. I am fearful that, once the movie goes up, the show will close.

  • FerCat

    Amanda is a coloratura soprano, she was just out of practice for many years. Samantha Barks expressed her admiration of Amanda’s ability to hit those high notes, her voice was just a little weak at the time.

  • FerCat

    Also, their script for the third act is unfinished.

  • beautylover

    LOL the ignorance on this post kills me really i hate to be “harsh” but who cares what an idiot like you has to say anyways Amanda has 99% chance to get the role and there’s nothing you can do about it and she’s a soprano BTW and she was nice enough to suggest Kendrick her voice is like hell to my ears she’s just way too annoying and don’t let me start on her acting range where she has the same angry expression in every movie she’s in.
    Amanda IS Glinda and i hope she gets the part but i want Hathaway for Elphaba.

  • FerCat

    The only thing left is cracking the third act according to sources. Kendrick will be okay, Hathaway might attract her Hathahaters unfortunately.

    Universal has a good success rate with musicals so chances are good.

  • FerCat

    Looks like Emma’s people opened up Amanda’s profile book again. She now has to live with Anna Wintours mistaken identity flub. I was expecting this. LOL.

  • beautylover

    Amanda and Anne will be a phenomenal team both great actresses an singers unlike Kendrick they can be entertaining,i agree that Amanda has all her chances to be in the movie and it looks like she really wants it and we both know that when she trully wants a role nothing will stop her.

  • Jodi Disario

    Normally, I don’t respond to people who call me names (a lesson I learned as a teacher), but I’ll make an exception this once. So you saw ALL of Anna Kendrick’s movies? I mean you must have if you are such an expert on her range. Did that include the movie she was nominated for an Oscar for? And did you see the show she was nominated for a Tony for? Or were you busy watching Amanda Seyfried’s nominated roles. Oh, right. She doesn’t have any. When doing my research before I said that (would hate to accidentally lie about anyone), I was reminded about Mamma Mia, another Broadway show that did not transfer well to film, and how I couldn’t stand her in that, either.

  • Jodi Disario

    I stand corrected. I just looked that up and you’re absolutely right, that has been her training. It is quite possible that I’m not giving her a fair shake because I really don’t want this movie to be made. I can’t think of any two names that would put me at ease. Even Anna Kendrick, who I am a fan of and love to hear her sing anything, would probably not live up to my very very high standards for Elphaba. Well, gotta go practice for my voice recital tomorrow. Singing “Defying Gravity” :)

  • FerCat

    Movie versions can give new life to old musicals. Even if it happens further along the road. Films will provide a version for everyone else in the world who can’t see them on Broadway.

    Btw; good luck on the recital. :)

  • FerCat

    Btw; I have this rule. If Amanda goes positive on a person even if I initially dislike them I have to oblige. :)

  • beautylover

    LOL you are seriously talking about oscars ? since when oscars mean anything lately really ? Kendrick has the same bitchy expression in every damn movie she’s in including “up in the air” she CAN NOT ACT at least that’s what i think if you don’t like movie musicals then simple don’t bother watching them just to bitch about them later you’re a negative person who just have an anger towards Amanda for some reasons.

  • beautylover

    great rule ;)

  • Jodi Disario

    Thanks for the good luck :) My reply about the movie- three words: Into the Woods. ‘Nuff said?

  • Jodi Disario

    Okay, one, I love movie musicals WHEN THEY WORK. Chicago worked. The Last Five Years worked. Les Miserables worked. But some movies have moments in them that are so grand on stage that they simply cannot translate to screen. Having seen Wicked 14 times, I truly believe this is one of them. Recreating the feeling that you get seeing Defying Gravity for the first time…I just don’t see it on film. And dozens of actors who have been in Wicked agree with me. On the Amanda thing, yes, maybe I’m being a little harsh. I have only seen her in two movies and just didn’t like her singing in either of them. And if you read my comments above, I’m not completely sure about Anna as Elphaba, either. Like I’ve said before, I really don’t think someone could give me ANY two names that I’d be comfortable with. I guess there is no two except to say you obviously feel very strongly about Amanda and it’s great that she has fans that will fight that hard for her.

  • devvv

    She was nominated for a Tony in 1998, it’s been 17 years. Her upper register can get cringe worthy when she sings loudly.

  • devvv

    I didn’t ask why it took this long, so I’m not sure what you meant by that part. But, I’ll have to see major improvement to agree that she can sing.

  • Dory Phore

    They both have bug eyes.

  • FerCat

    I mentioned the time because she started getting voice lessons 3 years ago. So whatever you’ve known before may not apply today.

  • FerCat

    Some people think the same of Mamma Mia!, it’s RT score was pretty dismal.

    You’re probably not it’s intended audience.

  • FerCat

    Emma’s is slightly bigger with a bit more whites.

  • FerCat

    Also, if you have Amanda’s last 2 Elle interviews you’ll find all the articles Emma’s people have been poaching from. Even the supposedly poetic Garfield comment but was originally attributed to Dominic in Elle.

  • beautylover

    their eyes are completely different Emma’s are similair to Kunis.
    Nothing to do with Amanda’s eyes !

  • beautylover

    Yeah too bad people are so blind to see through that copycat !

  • Jodi Disario

    Well, as someone who owns every Abba album that exists and wanted to change my name to Anni-frid growing up, yeah, I think I kind of was the intended audience :) The whole premise of the musical didn’t work, so the movie adaptation can hardly be blamed. I am completely stunned that it has run as long as it has.

  • FerCat

    Yes, and defied all expectations and became the biggest movie musical of all time. The world audience can have a very different view about musicals.

  • FerCat

    Only in size, not shape. Amanda’s pupils are comparatively larger and they can impressively dilate to 2/3rds of her pupils making them appear black. In her eyes the world may appear brighter.

  • Jodi Disario

    Um, you may want to check your stats. It did not outperform movies like, oh I don’t know, The Wizard of Oz, Singing in the Rain, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Chicago. Yes, it did better than people expected, but for a lot of people it was the Streep factor (again, see Into the Woods).

  • Jodi Disario

    Okay, teach me to check MY facts before replying. I was thinking domestically, not worldwide. But you are correct. And that frightens the hell out of me that the rest of the world thinks that this is what we consider to be a great musical lol.

  • FerCat

    Um… $602,500,560. Those stats.
    You’re thinking way too insular. The ‘Streep factor’ doesn’t apply everywhere.

  • Jodi Disario

    Perhaps not, thought she was (inappropriately) nominated for her role in this movie. I still say the premise was silly and Pierce Brosnan’s singing was cringeworthy (backed up by his Rotten Tomatoes score). I’ve never been a fan of jukebox musicals at all. Some music should just be left alone, and as a true Abba fan, I think when I went to see the play, I was expecting more. I cannot deny that it was a good time and I had fun singing along to all of the songs (something frowned upon when I see shows like Wicked or If/Then), but I’ll never be convinced it should have been on the screen. We’ll just have to agree to disagree here :)

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