Amanda Seyfried auditioned for Wicked while filming The Dropout: 'I wanted it that much'

Wicked movie just feels right — in a world where so many things are wrong, Ariana Grande belting out "Popular" and Cynthia Erivo dropping several houses down to "Defying Gravity" is what we need.

But in another place and time, Glinda might have been played by Amanda Seyfried.

Oz knows Seyfried tried her darndest to snag the part: In a new interview with Backstage, the Oscar-nominated actress revealed that she went so far as to audition for Glinda

while still filming The Dropout, which she described as "the hardest role of my life."

"Last summer while I was playing Elizabeth," Seyfried said, "on the weekends I was auditioning in person to play Glinda in the movie version of Wicked"

"because I wanted it that much that 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.'"