Malaysian actors including Michelle Yeoh set to star in Wicked 

Left picture from Wikimedia Commons
Left picture from Wikimedia Commons

Gather around Malaysians because here’s something else we can be proud of! 

Two Malaysian actors are set to join the star-studded cast of Wicked and they are Everything Everywhere All At Once’s lead actress Michelle Yeoh as well as Aaron Teoh. 

Jon M. Chu, who directed Crazy Rich Asians (2018) and Now You See Me 2, will direct the two-part feature adaptation (2016). 

Meanwhile, Ipoh-born Michelle has been cast as Madame Morrible, the headmistress of Crage Hall at Shiz University and Teoh would portray the role of Avaric, a nemesis of Elphaba and a friend of Glenda.

Before relocating to Britain and taking part in the theatre scene there, the Broadway actor from London worked as a vocal coach in Malaysia for nine years and participated in regional shows including Tick Tick Boom (2015).

Wicked tells the origin stories of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda, the Good Witch.

The films will be set prior to the events of The Wizard of Oz and will feature never-before-seen origin stories of the witches of Oz on cinema screens. The screenplay will be based on the award-winning Broadway musical Wicked, which was based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.

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