I’m relatively certain that human beings are required, by law, to admire Uzo Aduba. I’m no Constitutional expert, but yeah, I’m like, almost 99 percent sure that someone slipped that into the Bill of Rights when no one was looking. You can quote me on that. So, in that vein, I’m sure you’re all excited about Uzo’s upcoming role as Glinda the Good Witch in NBC’s latest live-action musical, The Wiz Live! And I bet you’re even more excited about the fact that the first photos of Uzo in costume have finally hit the Interwebs.
You may remember that, in the original movie, Glinda is a redhead with a sparkly, blush pink gown. Things are a little bit different this time around, and I might even venture to say that they’re better:
Uzo should just have gold hair for the rest of her life. I mean, how many people do you know who can actually pull that off? And that gown? It puts Belle’s ballroom gown from Beauty and the Beast to shame. Perhaps the only thing better than that simple character shot is this one, where she’s clearly going full Glinda:
Guys, I’m just so excited to see her perform and hear her sing, and all it took was two character posters. That said, it’s difficult to not be a little bit wary of these live musical specials, especially after the horrible debacles-turned-amazing drinking games that were Allison Williams‘ Peter Pan Live! and Carrie Underwood‘s The Sound of Music Live! It’s got a pretty spectacular cast, including Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Common, and Ne-Yo, but if the trailer is any indication, it has the potential to be cheesy as hell:
Here’s hoping that Uzo carries the show to greatness! Or, at the very least, here’s hoping her costume does.
The Wiz Live! air on NBC on December 3rd.