Frozen’s Idina Menzel Told She’s ‘Over The Age’ To Play Elpheba In Wicked Movie – Celebrity News, Hollywood Gossip & Photos, Movie Reviews, Competitions – Entertainmentwise

Idina Menzel has said that she’s been told she’s too old to play the lead role of Elpheba in a movie adaptation of Wicked.

The hit stage show has been a continued long-running hit in both London and New York, as well as other locations around the globe – but it was Menzel who made the role so famous.

She starred alongside Kristin Chenowith as Glinda, although it seems like neither will be reprising the parts on the big screen.

Idina Menzel (WENN)

Speaking on Watch What Happens Live, she was asked if she’d been approached – and she joked: “Yeah, as the mother of Elphaba.”

The Frozen ‘Let It Go’ singer added: “I would die to be in [the film], except I’m afraid Kristin [Chenoweth] and I… they told us we’re a little over the age for that.”

The film has still not been officially given the go-ahead, although Universal Pictures chariman Adam Fogelson last year described it as a high priority.