Kristin Chenoweth expects Ariana Grande to play a wicked good Glinda.

Grande portrays Glinda in the impending “Wicked” movie, a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz”. Chenoweth, 53, portrayed Glinda in the original 2003 broadway production of Wicked, and expects big things from Grande, 28.

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“I love her so much, I’ve known her since she was 10,” Chenoweth told Savannah Guthrie on Wednesday’s episode of “TODAY”. “I think that crown and wand are going to the exact correct person. And I think she’s gonna nail it. Maybe some people do know this about Ari, but she’s really, really funny.”

“And Glinda has to do funny and drama; she has to do it all. And sing high and sing low. And so, there’s the girl,” she concluded before revealing, “I did cry when she got it.”

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Director Jon M. Chu (“Crazy Rich Asians”. “Step Up 2: The Streets”) will helm the “Wicked” movie, scheduled to start production this summer.