“Crazy in love! Spread the rumors,” Garrett joked during the recent Hairspray Live! junket.
It’s all part of the duo’s campaign to be cast to perform together in an upcoming rendition of Wicked. Garrett has his eye on the role of Flyero and Dove is vying for Glinda.
“I’ve been wanting to be Glinda since I was 7-years-old and I heard the soundtrack!” she said.
“Dove and I have talked about it a few times,” Garrett told JJJ. “We want to work together and we’d be perfect for the roles.”
“We are both musical theater nerds,” she added. “They’ve been waiting to do the Wicked movie for 10 years and they really want to get it right. And we’re the perfect ages for it. Those are some of the most sought after roles.”
“It’s just an incredible show and it’s fun to do. Who doesn’t love The Wizard of Oz backstory?” Garrett said.
Dove admits that her infatuation with Wicked has led her to become incredibly star struck over the fact that Kristin Chenoweth portrays her mom in Hairspray Live! And it’s the second time the duo has played mother and daughter.
“We do The Descendants franchise together for Disney Channel and she plays Maleficent and I play her daughter Mal. So I met her back in the day,” Dove said. “They called me when I was on the set of Liv and Maddie and they told me it was going to be her and I full on had a genuine breakdown. I was walking around Hollywood Center sobbing like, ‘Oh my God!’ She was my hero, starting from age seven. I remember getting picked up from kindergarten hearing her voice.”
Hairspray Live! premieres December 7 @ 8 p.m. on NBC!
– Reporting by Nicole Pajer