Amanda Seyfried: It Was ‘Devastating’ to Lose Out on ‘Wicked’ Role

Amanda Seyfried: It Was ‘Devastating’ to Lose Out on ‘Wicked’ Role
Amanda Seyfried has been changed for the better after auditioning for “Wicked.”

The Emmy-nominated star of “The Dropout” admitted to Porter magazine that she found it “devastating” to not be cast as Glinda the Good Witch in Jon M. Chu’s “Wicked” musical adaptation. The role ultimately went to singer Ariana Grande.

“I lost out on a big role that I really wanted — [well], I thought I wanted,” Seyfried explained. “It was devastating, and it wasn’t for any other reason than I really felt like it was right. But that doesn’t take away from my confidence at all.”

Seyfried previously opened up to Backstage that it was her dream to star as Glinda after showing off her vocal chops in “Mamma Mia!” (2008) and “Les Misérables” (2012).

“I have dreams that I’m still auditioning for ‘Wicked,'” Seyfried said. “Last summer while I was playing Elizabeth [on ‘The Dropout’], on the
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