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Jonathan Bailey Responds To His Wicked Movie Casting As The Internet Freaks Out

Yesterday, it was announced that Bridgerton favorite and West End darling Jonathan Bailey was cast in Wicked. He will be playing Fiyero, the lead love interest, in the two-movie adaptation of the hit musical. Cast and fans alike were filled with overwhelming excitement, as Bailey, the cast and director of the movies gushed over the new Fiyero.

Along with Bailey, it was announced almost a year ago that Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo were cast in the two lead roles of Glinda and Elphaba, respectively. The film’s director Jon M. Chu shared the actresses’ emotional reactions to being cast last year, and yesterday shared how excited he was to have Bailey joining the production. His co-stars also posted about their excitement. 

Jonathan Bailey Responded To His Casting As Fiyero In The Wicked Movies

Not long after Chu’s tweet and Bailey’s Instagram post confirming his casting, lots of love from Grande, Erivo and other big-time celebrities, like Bailey’s Bridgerton costars Luke Newton and Simone Ashley, were posted, congratulating the actor. Erivo posted an epic black and white side-by-side-by-side of the three actors to which Bailey respond via his IG stories this morning, check it out:  

Jonathan Bailey reposted a Instagram post from Cynthia Erivo's post with black and white photos of the two of them and Ariana Grande. He commented with "Shiz got real." with a green heart emoji.

(Image credit: @jbayleaf Instagram )

That’s right Mr. Bailey, “shiz” did just get “real.” Along with Erivo and Grande posting their excitement, fans are over the moon about this casting. 

Fans Are Freaking Out Over The Bridgerton Star Being Cast In Wicked

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