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Ariana Grande's Glinda gown in Wicked movie creates internet sensation

Ariana Grande’s Wicked “Prosciutto” Dress Sparks Hilarious Memes Online

Fans of the hit Broadway musical Wicked were treated to a delightful surprise when Universal released the first poster for its upcoming film adaptation. The poster featured Grammy-winning pop star Ariana Grande in the role of Glinda the Good Witch and Grammy-, Tony-, and Emmy-winning actor Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba the Wicked Witch. While fans eagerly anticipated their first look at the characters, they couldn't help but focus on Ariana Grande's extravagant costume, which sparked a hilarious internet debate.

The costume in question is an enormous bubblegum pink gown adorned with multiple layers of fluffy fabric. To some, this elaborate ensemble bore an uncanny resemblance to various types of meat, leading to a plethora of meat-themed comparisons circulating online. Images likening the gown to prosciutto platters and meat aisles quickly went viral, making it impossible to unsee the meaty connection.

Last year, Ariana Grande expressed her deep emotional connection to the film in an Instagram post. As filming was halfway completed, she shared her gratitude for the experience and her co-star Cynthia Erivo. Grande referred to Erivo as her 'twin flame' and 'sister,' highlighting their strong bond both on and off-screen. She also praised the film's director, Jon, and the entire crew for creating a safe and loving environment that allowed her to grow and transform as an artist.

Universal further stoked fans' excitement by releasing the first-look trailer for Wicked, showcasing glimpses of both Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo in their highly anticipated roles. The trailer left fans mesmerized and eagerly anticipating the film's release in 2024.

The onscreen connection between Glinda and Elphaba forms the core of Wicked. Interestingly, this connection extended beyond the characters, as Grande and Erivo developed a close friendship during the filming process. They often spoke about their deep connection and the joy they found in singing together, despite their differing vocal styles. Erivo likened their harmonious blend to finding a long-lost family member.

Cynthia Erivo has also expressed her deep appreciation for the role of Elphaba, calling it the 'Grandest gift' she could have ever received. In a heartfelt Instagram post, she reflected on the profound impact the film had on her and expressed her gratitude to the cast, crew, director, and Ariana Grande herself. Ariana responded with a simple declaration of love.

As fans anxiously await the release of Wicked, they can't help but marvel at Ariana Grande's meat-inspired gown and anticipate the onscreen magic created by her and Cynthia Erivo. With the bond between Glinda and Elphaba extending beyond the script, it's clear that the upcoming film adaptation of Wicked will be an extraordinary experience for both the cast and the audience.

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