Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh is just not the one Malaysian in the extremely anticipated movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, Wicked.
London-based Malaysian actor Aaron Teoh might be becoming a member of A-list stars comparable to Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo, Jeff Goldblum and Yeoh in the two-part Wicked films directed by Crazy Rich Asians’ filmmaker, Jon M. Chu.
“Ummmm am I gonna get to work with these folks for actual?!?! Look at these gifted people! @wickedmovie,” Teoh, 33, tweeted his pleasure.
Later, his spouse posted a video of the actor celebrating the information the best way most Malaysians can relate to.
“I’m celebrating my massive film information and my massive job with on the spot noodles cos Hollywood can by no means take that away from me. Asian at coronary heart, child!” Teoh stated tongue-in-cheek whereas cooking.
Hollywood commerce publication Variety reported that Teoh might be taking part in the position of Avaric in the flicks. Avaric is alleged to be a good friend of Glinda (Grande) and a frenemy of Elphaba (Erivo).
Teoh, who labored as a vocal trainer in Malaysia for 9 years, has appeared in native theatre productions comparable to Merrily We Roll Along (2014) and Tick Tick Boom (2015).
He then moved to Britain in 2017 along with his spouse who was pursuing her Masters on the time. Naturally, he was additionally lively in the theatre scene there and began going for auditions.
In 2019, he landed the position of Prince Chulalongkorn in the travelling musical manufacturing of The King And I.
“The pool of talent is so much bigger in Britain and you have layers like casting directors and agents. Without an agent to represent you, it’s pretty difficult to get seen for auditions,” he told The Star in an interview in 2019.
“I was prepared for rejections, that’s part of the job. But I wasn’t prepared for how difficult it would be to even get an audition,” he added.
The two-part Wicked films are prequels to The Wizard Of Oz and inform the origin tales of the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch.
The films are slated for launch in December 2024 and 2025.