It’s time for Idina “Adele Dazeem” Menzel to let it go when it comes to her dream of starring in a Wicked movie.
During an appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live talk show on Bravo, the actress, who played Elphaba in the original Broadway run of Wicked, said she and co-star Kristin Chenoweth, who played Galinda, were told they were too old to reprise their roles.
“I would die to be in [the movie], except I’m afraid Kristin and I… they told us we’re a little over the age for that,” Menzel said. The actress has found wider fame since appearing in Wicked as the voice of Queen Elsa in the Disney movie Frozen, in which she sang the Oscar-winning song Let it Go.
The characters of Elphaba and Galinda are college students at Shiz University when they first meet. Menzel is only 42, but that’s still a fair amount older than your average university co-ed.
Last year, Universal Pictures chairman Adam Fogelson told The Hollywood Reporter that an adaptation of the acclaimed musical was in the works, though it had not yet been green-lit. “I believe that we are collectively moving toward Wicked coming to the screen sooner rather than later,” he said.
- What Wildfire Smoke Does to the Human Body
- Teens Are Taking Wegovy for Weight Loss
- Why Pence Launched His Presidential Bid in Iowa
- Prince Harry Breaks Royal Convention to Testify in Court
- Elliot Page: Embracing My Trans Identity Saved Me
- How a Texas High Jumper Has Earned Nearly $1 Million
- The Best TV Shows of 2023 So Far
- 7 Ways to Get Better at Small Talk