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Beyoncé & Uzo Aduba Reportedly in Talks for the Same Role as Glinda the Good Witch in NBC’s ‘The Wiz’



Beyonce-Uzo-AdubaNBC is producing an all-black version of The Wizard of Oz called ‘The Wiz’ and while a few people have already been confirmed for a few roles, reports have it that the latest people to be cast are Queen Bey and OITNB star Uzo Aduba.

Here’s the kicker – they are both being considered for the same role. Reportedly.

According to E! Beyoncé has been offered a major role as Glinda the Good Witch and even though NBC is not commenting on the casting rumors, reports have it that producers are also considering Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba for the part.

Both Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah already signed on; Mary Blige will play Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West, while Queen Latifah will be playing the infamous Wizard.

Beyoncé and Uzo Aduba both have powerful singing voices. You already know Beyoncé can carry a tune; check out Uzo Aduba on ‘The View’:

Which star do you think will do the role justice?

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  1. Tee

    July 31, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Bey needs to sleep its Uzo’s time

    • Her

      August 4, 2015 at 1:01 am

      I don’t even think bey lol accept the role.she has all d exposure and highly relevant.stuffs like these are what artistes do when they are retiring from Deirdre music carrier.her manager didn’t even allow her judge X factor for all the money they offered.

  2. kk

    July 31, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    I Pray Uzo gets the role…..

  3. Deedara

    July 31, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    I hope Uzo gets it.

  4. chy

    July 31, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    uzo fits in better
    beyonce abi queen bee shud bootyliciously go and baby sit her girl

    • Gbemi

      July 31, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      This doesn’t make sense. Bey’s life and career is meant to end cos she has a baby? Anyway it’s a musical so it’s not about acting alone, strong vocals which Beyonce has is also important. Plus Bey’s star power will help in ratings more than Uzo will. Though I hope Uzo gets it cos she’s an amazing actress and she needs the exposure more.

  5. arabella

    July 31, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I LOVE Beyonce and won’t have a bad word said about her. Uzo deserves the role on merit (read acting ability) alone..

  6. Oyin

    July 31, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Uzo all the way, she’s talented. . Bey should stick to leotard, gyrating her nyash all over. She can’t act, I can’t stand watching her act especially her talking voice. I guess, it’s that hard to change up Houston accent.

  7. Ashley

    July 31, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Who’d have thunk it? Uzo and Bey going for the same role. a mismatch. Kai.

  8. Ogo

    July 31, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Beyoncé is bae but she can’t act

  9. Akpeno

    July 31, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    America is notorious for going the “Light Skinned” /”White Looking” route to “Appeal” to a wider audience according to them… this is interesting! I am eagerly waiting to see who NBC chooses.

    • Ada Nnewi

      July 31, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      It’s not about light skin/dark skin, it’s about if they want to have a beautiful witch or a witch that looks the opposite…

    • somewhereintexas

      July 31, 2015 at 11:52 pm


    • Tee

      August 1, 2015 at 8:54 am

      @ada nnewi may God forgive you… What r u trying to say ? A beautiful witch ???Even the fact that Uzo is Nigerian you should be rooting for her we’re trying in this day and age to break the notion that only light skinned and a certain body type is beautiful – and you start with that… It is well with you

    • Ada Nnewi

      August 1, 2015 at 11:35 pm

      @Tee…The truth is bitter

  10. eni

    July 31, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Bey for Glinda. Yessir!

  11. Suz

    July 31, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    I really hope Uzo gets it, isn’t there somewhere we can vote, Nigerians are good with that kind of thing.

  12. Idomagirl

    July 31, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Abeg Beyonce cannot act…

  13. Amh

    August 2, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Cant stop laughing are u saying nija are better acting winchy winchy role. Haba u r untair.

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