Looks like Ariana Grande is getting into character. The Grammy-winning singer has landed in the UK to begin rehearsals for her role as Glinda The Good Witch in the upcoming Nasty film. Ari announced his involvement in the film, alongside Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, in November last year, and fans have been gagged for an update ever since. The live-action film isn’t due out until Christmas 2024, so we’ve got a bit of a wait, but to help us out, Ari shared some teasers from his first days in the UK, posting air photos hot balloons and the Wizard of Oz scarecrow on his Instagram Stories a few days ago.
And while so far there’s been no sight of Glinda’s Swarovski-covered star wand, or multi-petalled blue ballgown, Ari could have given us a glimpse of her icy blonde hair for the role. Tucked between Instagram Stories yesterday, the singer shared a photo of herself with music producer/songwriters Ilya Salamanzadeh and Savan Kotecha. In it, Ari rocks waist-deep platinum blonde flip waves with her hair tied halfway up in her signature high pony.
While it’s unclear if the photo is a throwback, it does give us an idea of what Ari’s interpretation of Glinda might look like. We imagine the singer will want to put her own spin on the role and replace Glinda’s tight curls with something a little more contemporary. Or there’s every chance she’ll go ahead with filming by replacing her natural brunette with the trademark Good Witch shiny blonde curls.