Idina Menzel Gives Elphaba Casting Opinion for ‘Wicked’ Movie

Idina Menzel Gives Elphaba Casting Opinion for 'Wicked' Movie

Idina Menzel originated the role of Elphaba in the Wicked musical on Broadway back in 2003 and a feature film version is currently in the works.

So, who does Idina see playing the role of the green girl on screen?

Ariana Grande has been one name that keeps coming up in conversations for the movie and Idina recently worked with her on a duet for her Christmas album. While on Andy Cohen‘s SiriusXM show this week, the host asked about working with the young singer.

“I knew she was a fan because we did the Wicked reunion together. She sang ‘The Wizard and I.’ She’d be amazing [as Elphaba in the movie]. She kicked ass on ‘The Wizard and I.’ She sang stuff I never would have even thought of. I was like, ‘Why didn’t I ever sing it like that?!’” Idina said.

Sounds like Ariana‘s team is hoping she’ll land the role as her manager Scooter Braun retweeted the interview clip!