Michelle Yeoh is Excited to Film ‘Wicked’ With Ariana Grande And Cynthia Erivo

Michelle Yeoh is all set to take over as ‘Madame Morrible’ in a forthcoming film adaptation of ‘Wicked’. She spoke about the movie and her co-stars at length on the red carpet at the Golden Globes 2023.

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Yeoh revealed that she was quite thrilled to work with Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo, and that they haven’t shot any scenes together yet. Ariana Grande will star as Glinda the Good Witch while Cynthia Erivo will be Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. 

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“Those two are so adorable, so gorgeous, so talented,” Yeoh added. “I’m so blessed that I’m going to be one of them and I’m really looking forward to it.” Yeoh previously starred in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’.

She also told the interviewer that she recently watched the ‘Wicked’ Broadway musical in New York City. “I loved it, and then I go, ‘Oh my God, Madame Morrible sings a lot.’”

On being asked if she sings a lot, Yeoh replied with a laugh, “No, only in the bathroom.”

She won the award for Best Actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy for her role as laundromat owner, Evelyn Wang in A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once at the Golden Globes Awards 2023.

“I’m just going to stand here and take this all in. 40 years… I’m not letting go of this. Thank you A24 for believing in these two goofy, insanely smart, wonderful geniuses, who had the courage to write about a very ordinary immigrant, aging woman, mother, daughter,” she continued. “I was given this gift of playing this woman who resonate so deeply with me and with so many people because, at the end of the day, in whatever universe she was at, she was fighting for love, for her family.”

– Riya Sohini