Michelle Yeoh to Play Madam Morrible in ‘Wicked’ Movie


Michelle Yeoh to Star as Madam Morrible in ‘Wicked’ Movie Adaptation

After the success of “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” 60-year-old Oscar-winning actress Michelle Yeoh will once again captivate movie junkies with a portrayal of a wickedly interesting character. On Nov. 27, 2024, the Malaysian superstar will grace the big screen as Madam Morrible in the highly anticipated movie adaptation of the popular Broadway musical, “Wicked.”

Originally debuted on June 10, 2003, at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre, “Wicked” starred Idina Menzel as Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, and Rondi Reed as Madam Morrible.

Now, after two decades, the cinematic adaptation – directed by John Chu – will be presented worldwide with a fresh cast that includes Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba and Ariana Grande as Glinda. Michelle, who officially joined the cast in December 2022, expressed her excitement for fans to experience the movie they had been working on for the past six months.

“I’m trying something new right now. [I’m] filming Jon Chu’s ‘Wicked’ movie, which will be my first musical. It’s very exciting and I can’t wait for you all to see it,” she said in a EW report.

“It was a risk, but you will never know which doors will open for you unless you try them all,” she added.

Michelle’s character, Madam Morrible, is the headmistress of Shiz University’s Crage Hall, where Elphaba and Glinda go to. As a key antagonist in the story, fans can expect Michelle to bring her fiery spirit to live up to the standard set by Tony Award-winning Rondi Reed in the same role.

“Wicked” will be divided into two parts, with the release of “Wicked Part One” scheduled for next year. While the showing of “Wicked Part Two” has not yet been announced, production is already underway for both films.

“Appreciate all your support through this long production process. Shooting two movies at once is no small feat. Cannot wait to share more,” director John said in an Instagram post.

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