Kristin Chenoweth Dishes on Her Addiction, Ryan Murphy + Who She Would Cast in a Wicked Movie

The OG Glinda tells us which actresses could make it in Oz.

Kristin Chenoweth knows a thing or two about show business. The Tony Award-winning actress is a magnet on both stage and screen, appearing in everything from gritty dramas (2009’s Into Temptation) to laugh-out-loud comedies (2010’s You Again) and of course memorable TV stints on The West Wing, Pushing Daisies and Glee. Oh! Did we mention she originated the Glinda role in Wicked? Casual.

Chenoweth’s new film Hard Sell features some of her boldest work to date. She plays Lorna Buchanan, the unstable, reclusive mother of a high school senior (Skyler Gisondo) who finds an, erm, unorthodox way to profit off his classmates.

This brand of dark dramedy is not uncharted territory for Chenoweth, but it certainly isn’t as common as her comedic work. “I love the aspect of playing the mom who’s really the child, and the child takes care of [her],” Chenoweth told VH1 when we caught up with her Tuesday (May 18). “I think that’s a common issue that happens more often than we think.”

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