Laurie Metcalf



  1. Jayne Atkinson, 24, TV, 2006-7.  She was in, then out as Karen Hayes, Division Director of the LA branch of the US Department of Homeland Security. . Producer Howard Gordon  was a fan of Laurie’s acting gifts (she won  three consecutive Emmies as Roseanne’s sister and is the voice of Andy’s Mum in the Toy Story toons) ). “But the role was not the right fit for the actress.” 
  2. Ariana Grande, Wicked, 2022.   Demi Moore was the first actress to show any interest in Gregory Maguire’s book on the life and times of the wicked witch of the West in the land of Oz.  Next, Amanda Seyfried campaigned for Glinda The Good over five years. Producer Marc Platt said Whoopi Goldberg and Laurie Metcalf were just as keen. Ariana Grande won the two-part movie – as previously suggested by Broadway’s Glinda, Kristin Chenoweth.

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