Cynthia Erivo explains one way Wicked is different from the Broadway show, revealing that it spends more time with its characters.

Cynthia Erivo explains one way to come Evil the movie is different from the Broadway musical. Based on the 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, the original stage production was one of Broadway’s most successful shows, with performances by Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, as well as songs like “Defying Gravity,” earning special acclaim over the years. It depicts elements of the relationship between Elphaba and Glinda as it develops before the former becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. Little wizard.


Excitement all around Evil‘s film adaptation and Erivo’s casting as Elphaba has been in the works since production began. in a recent interview with Colliderstar talked about how the film will honor the Broadway show, but said it will be “a little different“. He added that Evil Spends more time with Elphaba and Glinda, allowing the audience to understand them better. Read Erivo’s review of screen adaptation Evil below:

I don’t know if you can compare them. It’s like apples and oranges. The show is something special. The show is its own legend. I think this movie is an homage to both the show and the book. We also create something that’s really new and a little bit different from what you’ve seen. We’re lucky because we have the space to fill out the world and really fill out these characters. You can get into the psyche of these women. You get to know them more. You live with them more and you live with them longer. I think it’s great that we get to reintroduce these two women to you in a slightly different way.

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Why is it good to spend more time with villains?

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In their youth, the two witches had a complicated friendship, sharing opposing views and eventually expressing their feelings for the man Fiyero. A bigger scandal ensued when Elphaba became the Wicked Witch of the West, but Glinda wasn’t innocent either. With Evil With the film split into two parts, it makes sense to spend more time exploring the characters of Elphaba and Glinda, and even though there’s debate over several films, the decision allows Evil so as not to limit other roles also.

With Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman returning to adapt the musical for the screen, the film may retain some of the features of the original play. Compared to his image Little wizard, the Broadway show stars Elphaba as the title character. By spending time with his character Evil the film can show how she is different from those around her, and when it comes to Glinda, her arc and her transformation at the end will also be important.

Apart from Erivo, Evil It has an all-star cast that includes Jonathan Bailey, Ethan Slater, Bowen Young, Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Yeoh. Ariana Grande, who last appeared on the screen in projects such as Live Hairspray! and Adam McKay Don’t look up, plays Glinda. Given the supporting original Broadway stars including Chenowethfans of the musical are eagerly awaiting more details and are anxious to see how Elphaba and Glinda will be portrayed.

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