Well, we have some mixed news about Ariana Grande. As you might already know, the global pop star has been filming for her role as Glinda in the upcoming Wicked movies, but due to this, she won’t be working on new music until she’s done with that project.
Ariana Worked Really Hard to Get Her Role in the Wicked Movies
During a Q&A for her beauty brand, R.E.M. Beauty, Ariana shared that she has not started working on her seventh studio album due to devoting her time to filming The Voice and preparing for her Wicked audition.
“I started hearing murmurs about a Wicked audition coming soon; so I went into full preparation mode while I was also shooting The Voice,” Ariana explained. “So I was shooting and then also doing lessons every day because I just wanted to be prepared … I know that I know the material like the back of my hand, but I have so much to learn and I want to be prime condition, so I went pretty hard getting ready.”
The Movies Will Arrive in Two Parts
And she ended up getting the part! Ariana will be playing Glinda in the Wicked film adaptation alongside Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba. It was recently announced by director Jon M. Chu that the Wicked movie will be released in two parts.
Now, as production on the films begins this summer, Ariana will be focusing completely on playing Glinda. “‘Thank Goodness,’ literally, the most incredible gift of my entire life is, you know; this role that I have adored since I’m 10 years old and that is going to have every piece of me. Every minute, every ounce of my heart, my time, my soul, my everything that I can give it,” Grande said. “My hands are quite full with a lot of other thrillifying work at the moment … I am spending all of my time with Glinda.”
Last year, Ariana surprised fans with two Christmas singles. In one of them, she united with Jimmy Fallon and Megan Thee Stallion. In the second one, she joined forces with Kelly Clarkson. And well, even though we know not to get excited about new music from Ari, we can surely get excited about seeing her in the Wicked movies! Who else can’t wait? Tell us in the comments!