Ariana Grande Wraps ‘Wicked’ Filming With Emotional Message: “I Will Never Forget Even a Minute”

Ariana Grande has officially finished shooting the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Wicked, and it’s safe to say it was a memorable chapter for her.

The singer-actress reposted a message from director Jon M. Chu on her Instagram Stories on Thursday, which read, “Will never forget my year with our Galinda. Can’t wait for you to meet her. Thank you @arianagrande for pouring your heart into Oz.”

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Grande added her own heartfelt response to the post, writing, “I will never forget even a minute of my year(s) with her either. Or you. Or my Cyn [Cynthia Erivo]. Permanently and preferably intertwined. I am so inexplicably thankful that we got to add so many soggy eyelashes to the collection @jonmchu.”

She continued, “There aren’t words quite yet. But. Thank you, Jon, for leading the way with such compassion, openness, brilliance and kindness. I have never seen someone conduct a space the way you do. I love you so much.”

Grande plays Glinda, opposite Erivo’s Elphaba, in the highly anticipated Wicked, which is being made into two parts. The films also star Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Bailey, Ethan Slater, Jeff Goldblum, Marissa Bode, Keala Settle, Bronwyn James, Adam James and Bowen Yang.

The “Yes, and?” singer later wished Chu “an incredible beautiful last day [filming] tomorrow.”

It appears the movie officially wraps filming altogether Friday with Erivo, as Chu also added on his Instagram Story, “One more day left! @cynthiaerico are you ready?”

Erivo said in response, “As ready as I’ll ever be!! Let’s goooooo!!!”

Wicked: Part One is set to hit theaters Nov. 27.

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