Good news, Ozians: Jonathan Bailey will dance a lifetime at the Ozdust ballroom. The Bridgerton the star has participated in two highly anticipated seasons Evil film as Fiyero, the beautiful, mindless Prince Winkie trapped in a love triangle between two famous enemies Glinda and Elphaba, due to Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo.
Yesterday, Various reports that Bailey is in talks to star in films scheduled for release by Universal Pictures on Christmas Day in 2024 and 2025. But Evil manager Jon M. Chu news confirmation on social networks. “He is perfect, they are perfect. They would be perfect together. Born to be forever… ..,” Chu tweeted, citing lyrics from “Dancing Through Life,” Fiyero’s big song and dance track from the musical. “I was too excited to pretend this didn’t happen. We have a Fiyero!!!! Bailey also confirmed yesterday’s news in an Instagram post with the caption “Dance” and a green heart.
Internet go wild when Bailey’s casting was announced. While many Evil fans have extremely happy Bailey made a reservation for Fiyero, Bridgerton fans were on the whole less satisfiedworried about what this might mean for his portrayal of Lord Anthony Bridgerton on the Netflix series, fearing that Anthony would go down the same path as Regé-Jean . Pageof the Duke of Hastings and disappeared from the show entirely. But, considering that Bridgerton turns the focus of its central love story and Bailey recently had his moment in the spotlight opposite Simone Ashley in the second season, he probably won’t be the focus of the upcoming seasons.
But what does this casting mean for Evil film? Chu cleverly targeted two large fan bases—the Arianators and Bridgerton stans. Assuming that Bridgerton fans will eventually forgive Bailey for potentially playing a smaller role in the upcoming seasons, which is a wise move for a movie that must sell twice as many tickets as it does now when it’s split into two. two parts. Add to that Erivo’s rave reviews — she’s won a Tony and a Grammy, and has been nominated for an Oscar — and it seems Evil could turn out to be the rare big-budget blockbuster with legitimate critical appeal.
Bailey, who openly gay and will become a star Matt Boomerlove the interest in the upcoming Showtime limited series Partner, is a veteran of the British stage. He recently starred opposite Taron Edgerton in the West End in the play rooster, and won the Olivier Award for his role as Jamie in Stephen Sondheim’s London Company. And for those who are still worried about whether Bailey has enough track to keep up with Grande and Erivo, fear not: he already has that Broadway belt.