Amanda Seyfried reveals she lost the ‘Wicked’ role to Ariana Grande

While speaking about the wildest thing she's ever done for a role during an interview, the Mean Girls actress revealed that she auditioned for the part of Glinda in the film adaptation of Wicked, while she was filming The Dropout. "I have dreams that I'm still auditioning for Wicked," she told. "Last summer while I was playing Elizabeth on the weekends, I was auditioning in person to play Glinda in the movie version of Wicked – because I wanted it that much. I literally bent over backwards while playing the hardest role of my life." Though Ariana Grande ultimately snagged the part, Amanda said the experience has helped her tremendously. "I think it also taught me how far I've come as a singer, which I really wanted to prove," she added. "Because ever since [Les Misérables], I was like, I need to be better. I need to do better. So, whatever comes next in terms of musicals, I'm finally prepared." Last November, Ariana confirmed that she would star alongside Cynthia Erivo – who will take on the role of the misunderstood Elphaba – in Jon M. Chu's movie adaptation of the hit musical.