VANITY FAIR’s Exclusive Look at WICKED Stars Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo in Costume

Posted on February 12, 2024


In an exclusive first look portrait and interview for Vanity Fair, Wicked stars Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo speak with staff writer Chris Murphy in their first cast interview about playing the unlikeliest of friends, Glinda and Elphaba.


Ariana Grande on her friendship with Cynthia Erivo:

Grande and Erivo tell VANITY FAIR they’ve become inseparable friends while making the movie—matching WICKED tattoos and all—and sound thrilled to be together again so soon after the shoot wrapped in January. “I actually told my mom I was really relieved we don’t have to miss each other that long,” says Grande.

Erivo on what she wants people to take away from WICKED:

“We are all different and the same, and the differences that we have actually make us really special,” Erivo tells VANITY FAIR. “Hopefully we use those differences to introduce ourselves to one another. We aren’t pushing people away because they’re different, but we’re opening up because they’re special.”


[Photo Credit: Sophy Holland/Universal Pictures, Courtesy of Vanity Fair]

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