Dove Cameron Reveals She Was Nearly Cast in “Wicked” Movie Musical

A look into the casting process of “Wicked” and Dove Cameron’s dream role

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Dove Cameron, the talented actress, and singer, has confirmed that she was among the contenders to play the role of Glinda in the upcoming movie musical adaptation of “Wicked” by Jon M. Chu. Cameron, who is widely known for her roles in Disney Channel productions, expressed her excitement at the prospect of playing one of her dream roles but ultimately lost the part to pop superstar Ariana Grande.

The Casting Process

According to Cameron, the casting process for “Wicked” was intense and grueling, with many talented actresses vying for the coveted role of Glinda. The audition process involved singing, dancing, and acting, and it was a long and challenging journey for all involved. Among Cameron, the actresses who lost the role to Grande include Amanda Seyfried (“Mamma Mia!”), Taylor Louderman (“Mean Girls Musical”), and Renee Rapp (“The Sex Lives of College Girls“).

Dove Cameron Reveals She Was Nearly Cast in “Wicked” Movie Musical
Ariana Grande as Glinda in “Wicked” Set © Bav Media / SplashNews

Despite her best efforts, Cameron ultimately lost the role to pop superstar Ariana Grande, who has a large following and a strong vocal range that made her an ideal candidate for the part. While Cameron was disappointed not to get the role, she remains a big fan of the show and is excited to see how the movie adaptation turns out.

Dove Cameron’s Dream Role

For Cameron, the role of Glinda was a dream come true, and she was excited at the prospect of playing such an iconic character. In an interview with ET back in 2019, Cameron expressed her love for the character and her desire to play the role, saying “I’ve been dreaming of it since I was, like, 7. I mean, I should be so lucky to be considered.”

While she may not have landed the part of Glinda, Cameron’s talent and dedication to her craft have earned her many fans and admirers. She continues to work hard and hone her skills, always striving to deliver the best possible performances for her audience.


“Schmigadoon!” has been highly anticipated by fans of musicals and Dove Cameron alike. The AppleTV+ show’s concept of a magical town inspired by classic musicals from the 1940s and 1950s is a fresh and exciting take on the genre, and Cameron’s role as Betsy adds to the intrigue.

Dove Cameron Schmigadoon Wicked
© Apple TV+

As a seductive and mysterious singer, Cameron’s performance in “Schmigadoon!” has been met with critical acclaim. Her portrayal of Betsy showcases her impressive vocal range, as well as her ability to bring depth and complexity to her character. With each episode, Cameron continues to captivate audiences with her charm and wit, cementing her status as a versatile and talented performer.

Moreover, “Schmigadoon!” marks a new chapter in Cameron’s career, as she steps away from her Disney Channel roots and takes on more mature and challenging roles. The show allows her to flex her creative muscles and explore new facets of her talent, which has endeared her to an even wider audience.

Dove Cameron Schmigadoon
© Apple TV+

In conclusion, Dove Cameron’s career continues to flourish, and her performances have shown her exceptional abilities as a talented actress and singer. While she may not have been chosen to play the role of Glinda in the upcoming movie musical adaptation of “Wicked,” Cameron remains dedicated to her craft and has many exciting projects in the works. Fans of her work can look forward to seeing her in more roles that showcase her range and versatility as a performer.

In the coming years, it will be exciting to see what new projects Dove Cameron will take on and how she will continue to evolve as a performer. Regardless of her roles, one thing is certain – she is a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry, and we can’t wait to see what she will achieve next.

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James Bintang
James Bintang
James Bintang is a versatile writer with a talent for capturing the essence of any topic.