Cynthia Erivo Talks Filming Key Scene in 'Wicked': 'My Heart Broke and Tears Fall'

Cynthia Erivo Talks Filming Key Scene in ‘Wicked’: ‘My Heart Broke and Tears Fall’

Cynthia Erivo shared a sweet message about her experience with filming Evil and how one particular scene really spoke to her.

In an Instagram post, the Oscar nominee, who plays Elphaba in the film adaptation of the award-winning musical, explained that they had just finished filming “I’m Not That Girl.” The song is performed in the middle of the first act in which Elphaba expresses her love for Fiyero (Jonathan Bailey).

“When we came to the end of that moment, my heart opened up and tears fell. (Please know this happens OFTEN),” she wrote in a lengthy caption. “I thought about us, the ones who often feel out. The ones who don’t know that their differences, quirks, quirks are what make them beautiful and special.Those who, for some reason, believe they can’t be loved and I felt proud to sing a song that could talk about those feelings.

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The actress continued, saying she’s grateful to take on a role that flips the idea of ​​beauty and to be working on the film with “some of the most beautiful souls” on the planet. She stars opposite Bailey, Ariana Grande as Glinda, Michelle Yeoh as Madame Morrible and Jeff Goldblum as the Wizard in director Jon M. Chu’s big screen adaptation.

“I desperately hope that when you finally see this movie, you will see you, you will see me, you will see Jon and Ari and our hearts laid bare,” wrote Erivo. “You’ll see pain and joy and maybe just maybe you’ll see a little spark of light that says, you are who you are for a reason and you deserve happiness and while it might be hard to find at times, it’s there for the taking.

Bowen Yang, Keala Settle, Marissa Bode and Ethan Slater round out the ensemble cast Evil, which will be split into two films. The first chapter will be released in theaters on November 17, 2024 and the second will be released on December 25, 2025.