‘Wicked’ finally found its witches in Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo

The Thank u, next singer and Harriet actress recently confirmed they will be starring in Jon M. Chu's movie adaptation of the hit musical Wicked. According to Universal Pictures, Ariana will portray the good witch Glinda, while Cynthia will take on the role of the misunderstood Elphaba. Ariana shared a photo of her Zoom call with her co-star and director to Instagram, writing, "Thank goodness." The artist also posted a photo of the flowers Cynthia sent her, which included a note that read, "'Pink goes good with green.' Congratulations Miss A, the part was made for you; I look forward to sharing this musical journey with you." The pop star returned the favour by sending a bouquet of white and green flowers, writing to her co-star, "Dear Cynthia, honoured doesn't even begin to cover it. I cannot wait to hug you. See you in Oz." Cynthia celebrated the news on her own Instagram page, captioning it with the same quote she sent to Ariana. Ariana's mom gushed on her daughter's Instagram, commenting, "Bursting with pride! Thank goodness." The production is scheduled to begin next summer.