• Amanda Seyfried auditioned for Glinda's role in the live adaptation of "Wicked"
  • Seyfried said she was filming "The Dropout" when she auditioned for the role
  • The "Les Miserables" actress said she was ready for whatever would come her way next

Amanda Seyfried got candid about her experience when she auditioned for the lead role in the "Wicked" movie.

Seyfried was up against Ariana Grande for the starring role in "Wicked." According to her, she auditioned for the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical. Grande eventually got the part and not Seyfried.

"Last summer, while I was playing Elizabeth, on the weekends, I was auditioning in person to play Glinda in the movie version of 'Wicked' -- because I wanted it that much," she told Backstage. "I was like, 'You know what? Yeah, I have to play the last scene of 'The Dropout' on Tuesday. I'll give my Sunday to you.'"

"I literally bent over backwards while playing the hardest role of my life," she continued while referring to her acclaimed portrayal of the infamous Theranos CEO and convicted fraudster in the series "The Dropout."

Although she didn't get the role, Seyfried said the experience was enlightening for her. She admitted that it still helped her in a way.

"I think it also taught me how far I've come as a singer, which I really wanted to prove," the "Les Miserables" star explained. "Because ever since 'Les Miz,' I was like, 'I need to be better. I need to do better.' So whatever comes next in terms of musicals, I'm finally prepared."

The "Letters to Juliet" star had been open about her interest in the role when the live adaptation project was still in its early stages of development. In 2015, she spoke with Entertainment Tonight and said she wanted to bring "Wicked" to the big screen and play the iconic role.

"I might be too old when they make it. Or, if they make it sooner than later, maybe I'm not the right person," she told ET. "I just still--I want it. I want to present myself and be a good candidate."

Meanwhile, just like Seyfried, Grande had always wanted to play Glinda and even considered it her dream role. Grande and Cynthia Erivo were cast as Glinda and Elphaba, respectively. Both announced their casting on their respective Instagram accounts.

The "Bang Bang" singer shared the news by posting a photo of a bouquet of flowers she received from Erivo.

"Pink goes good with green. Congratulations, Miss A, the part was made for you. I look forward to sharing this musical journey with you," the message from the card read.

Meanwhile, Erivo shared screenshots of her video call with Grande. She also received flowers from the "Thank U, Next" singer with a card that read, "Dear Cynthia, honored doesn't even begin to cover it. I cannot wait to hug you. See you in Oz. All my love, Ari."

US actress Amanda Seyfried -- a Globe nominee for her work in Netflix film "Mank" -- says she will be at home for the gala
US actress Amanda Seyfried -- a Globe nominee for her work in Netflix film "Mank" -- says she will be at home for the gala AFP / JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX