Wicked’s Glinda Actor Goes Blonde As Ariana Grande Prepares For Musical

Ariana Grande teases her preparation for Wicked, showing off her bleached blonde locks as she prepares to play Glinda in the musical.

Ariana Grande teased her transformation into Glinder for her role in Nasty, the upcoming two-part musical adaptation of the hit film. In 2003, the Nasty musical, based on the 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, left audiences and theater critics in awe. The story traces the unlikely friendship between the contrasting witches of the Land of Oz, Elphaba and Glinda, as circumstances lead them to become mortal enemies, each taking on the titles of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda respectively. the good witch. The Nasty The musical won 6 Tony Awards out of 10 nominations and broke multiple production records while surpassing $1 billion in total Broadway revenue. Inspired by its runaway success, a film adaptation has long been mooted.


After several roadblocks and production delays, the Nasty The film finally began to move forward in 2021 when John M. Chu stepped in as the new director in place of Stephen Daldry, with the musical’s creators Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman penning the script. Later this year, Nasty cast Grande and Cynthia Erivo to play the lead roles of Glinda and Elphaba, respectively. The progress thrilled many, and the hype increased even further when Chu revealed that Grande Nasty the audition made him cry. Since then, fans have been eagerly waiting to see the characters of Grande and Erivo in the film, and it looks like their wishes will soon be granted.

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Recently, Grande posted an Instagram story that revealed her new hairstyle for her role as Glinda in Nasty. As the snapshot showed, Grande dyed her waist-length platinum blonde hair for the role, likely as she begins preparations for filming the film. In the photo, Grande had her hair tied back in her signature high pony, although for the film she will likely wear it down. Take a look at the photo of the pop star’s new hairstyle below.

It looks like Grande has already arrived in the UK to start rehearsals for Nasty. She hinted at the start of production – a few days ago she posted an image of the scarecrow of the Wizard of Oz to its history. Earlier it was announced that the Nasty The film is reportedly beginning filming this summer, and with Grande excitedly teasing her role as Glinda, it looks like production could indeed begin very soon. Another interesting tidbit in Grande’s story was that in the photo, she was posing alongside music producers/songwriters Ilya Salamanzadeh and Savan Kotecha. Salamanzadeh and Kotecha collaborated with Grande for her album Sweetenerand with the Nasty If the film includes a new song, the trio may be working on a new track for the film.

All in all, Grande’s new image helps tidal fans as they wait for more updates from Nasty. It’s heartening to see that the singer-actress is fully invested in her role in Nasty, and she is ready to go a long way to perfectly embody Glinda. With Grande showing off her new hair, fans should be on the lookout for similar updates from Erivo, as well as a potential glimpse of Glinda’s ice blue layered prom dress. Whereas the Nasty The film won’t be released until Christmas 2024, but it may be a long time before audiences learn more about the film.

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