Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo (born 8 January 1987) is an English actress, singer, and songwriter.
She is known for her performance as Celie in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple, for which she won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program, the latter two she shared with the rest of the cast.
Erivo ventured into films in 2018, with roles in the heist film Widows and the thriller Bad Times at the El Royale. In 2019, she portrayed abolitionist Harriet Tubman in the biopic Harriet, for which she earned nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Wicked: Part One has given the first look at Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo as the witches of Oz.The trailer premiered tonight (February 11) during the Super Bowl 2024 broadcast as the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers face off against each other in Las Vegas.“Something just takes over me, and when it does, bad things happen,” Erivo’s Elphaba tells Grande’s Glinda after the latter expresses shock at her green skin.
Later, Glinda reassures her: “Don’t be afraid.”“I’m not afraid,” Elphaba replies. “It’s the wizard who should be afraid of me.”Elsewhere, the trailer gives glimpses of Dorothy, the lion, scarecrow, tin woodman and Toto, as well as other big stars in the movie like Michelle Yeoh (who plays Madame Morrible), Jeff Goldblum (the Wizard of Oz) and Jonathan Bailey (Fiyero Tigelaar).The first part of Jon M.
Chu’s adaption of Wicked will premiere on November 27, 2024. The second part is currently scheduled for release on November 26, 2025.Meanwhile, a new teaser for Deadpool 3 was also aired during the Super Bowl 2024.
The preview showed Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool reuniting with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine, as well as revealing the upcoming movie’s title and how it will fit into the MCU.In other Super Bowl news, Usher is set to take to the field as this year’s halftime performer.Read more on nme.com