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Maren Morris cries tears of happiness after receiving callback for Nessarose in Wicked movie

On Thursday, Grammy winner Maren Morris cried tears of happiness after receiving a callback for Universal’s two-part, big-screen adaptation of the $3B-grossing Broadway musical, Wicked.

‘Y’all, I literally don’t even care – yes I do – if I go beyond this callback,’ the Texan-born 32-year-old – who boasts 3.9M social media followers – said via Instastory.

‘Because this is, like, 14-year-old Maren getting to achieve something, like, was never in reach. It just never felt possible, so thank you for being on this journey with me. We’ll see where it goes. I’m just really happy.’

One step closer! On Thursday, Grammy winner Maren Morris cried tears of happiness after receiving a callback for Universal’s two-part, big-screen adaptation of the $3B-grossing Broadway musical, Wicked

Maren went on to give a shout out to Kristin Chenoweth, who had tweeted: ‘You go baby! Told ya you could do it!’

‘Thank you, Kristin, for inspiring me to buck up and just send a self tape in. I don’t know what to say,’ Morris sniffed.

The 54-year-old Tony winner famously originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch during Wicked’s first nine-month run at Manhattan’s Gershwin Theatre between 2003-2004.

And while the country crooner didn’t specifically mention which role she auditioned for – based on her age – it must be for the part of Nessarose, the disabled sister of Elphaba.

The Texan-born 32-year-old said: 'Y'all, I literally don't even care - yes I do - if I go beyond this callback, because this is, like, 14-year-old Maren getting to achieve something, like, was never in reach'

She boasts 3.9M social media followers

The Texan-born 32-year-old said: ‘Y’all, I literally don’t even care – yes I do – if I go beyond this callback, because this is, like, 14-year-old Maren getting to achieve something, like, was never in reach’

Maren continued: 'It just never felt possible, so thank you for being on this journey with me. We'll see where it goes. I'm just really happy'

Maren continued: ‘It just never felt possible, so thank you for being on this journey with me. We’ll see where it goes. I’m just really happy’

Morris went on to give a shout out to Kristin Chenoweth, who had tweeted: 'You go baby! Told ya you could do it!'

Morris went on to give a shout out to Kristin Chenoweth, who had tweeted: ‘You go baby! Told ya you could do it!’

'Thank you, Kristin, for inspiring me to buck up and just send a self tape in': The 54-year-old Tony winner (L) famously originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch during Wicked's first nine-month run at Manhattan's Gershwin Theatre between 2003-2004

‘Thank you, Kristin, for inspiring me to buck up and just send a self tape in’: The 54-year-old Tony winner (L) famously originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch during Wicked’s first nine-month run at Manhattan’s Gershwin Theatre between 2003-2004

Born unable to walk: And while the country crooner didn't specifically mention which role she auditioned for - based on her age - it must be for the part of Nessarose (Stefanie Brown pictured in 2018), the disabled sister of Elphaba

Born unable to walk: And while the country crooner didn’t specifically mention which role she auditioned for – based on her age – it must be for the part of Nessarose (Stefanie Brown pictured in 2018), the disabled sister of Elphaba

Prequel: Nessarose becomes the Governor of Munchkinland and the Wicked Witch of the East, whose magical Ruby Slippers enable her to walk until Dorothy Gale's house lands on her (L) during the events of The Wizard of Oz

Prequel: Nessarose becomes the Governor of Munchkinland and the Wicked Witch of the East, whose magical Ruby Slippers enable her to walk until Dorothy Gale’s house lands on her (L) during the events of The Wizard of Oz

Nessarose becomes the Governor of Munchkinland and the Wicked Witch of the East, whose magical Ruby Slippers enable her to walk until Dorothy Gale’s house lands on her during the events of The Wizard of Oz.

Elphaba – who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West – will be played by Cynthia Erivo in director Jon M. Chu’s Wizard of Oz prequel based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel.

The British 35-year-old – who’s only an Oscar away from EGOT status – was cast on November 4, the same day pop star Ariana Grande was cast as Glinda the Good Witch.

Rehearsals are already underway in London for Cynthia and the 29-year-old Grammy winner and principal photography is scheduled to begin in November.

First production meeting: Elphaba - who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West - will be played by Cynthia Erivo (R, pictured November 4) in director Jon M. Chu's (L) Wizard of Oz prequel based on Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel

First production meeting: Elphaba – who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West – will be played by Cynthia Erivo (R, pictured November 4) in director Jon M. Chu’s (L) Wizard of Oz prequel based on Gregory Maguire’s 1995 novel

We got the part! The British 35-year-old - who's only an Oscar away from EGOT status - was cast on November 4, the same day pop star Ariana Grande (B, pictured November 4) was cast as Glinda the Good Witch

We got the part! The British 35-year-old – who’s only an Oscar away from EGOT status – was cast on November 4, the same day pop star Ariana Grande (B, pictured November 4) was cast as Glinda the Good Witch

Hard at work! Rehearsals are already underway in London for Cynthia (L, pictured July 30) and the 29-year-old Grammy winner (R) and principal photography is scheduled to begin in November

Hard at work! Rehearsals are already underway in London for Cynthia (L, pictured July 30) and the 29-year-old Grammy winner (R) and principal photography is scheduled to begin in November

'Here we go!' On April 26, the 42-year-old filmmaker announced that the first part of Wicked would be released on December 25, 2024 andd the second part would be released on December 25, 2025

‘Here we go!’ On April 26, the 42-year-old filmmaker announced that the first part of Wicked would be released on December 25, 2024 andd the second part would be released on December 25, 2025

On April 26, the 42-year-old filmmaker announced that the first part of Wicked would be released on December 25, 2024 and the second part would be released on December 25, 2025.

Original Wicked writer Winnie Holzman as well as the original music and lyricist Stephen Schwartz are both returning for the movie, which will feature a brand new song.

Maren will next bring her 40-date Humble Quest Tour to Missouri’s Saint Louis Music Park in Maryland Heights this Thursday.

On the road: Maren will next bring her 40-date Humble Quest Tour to Missouri's Saint Louis Music Park in Maryland Heights this Thursday (pictured July 28)

On the road: Maren will next bring her 40-date Humble Quest Tour to Missouri’s Saint Louis Music Park in Maryland Heights this Thursday (pictured July 28)



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