Playbill Poll: Who Should Star as Elphaba in a Film Adaptation of Wicked? Readers Respond

By Playbill Staff
25 Aug 2013

Samantha Barks

Maddison Nielsen: Sam Barks please!
Jessica Panis: Samantha Barks!
Maria Redwood: Samantha Barks. (Seriously, look up her version of Defying Gravity. That was when she was around 18, so it would be even better now.)
@Menxudis: @playbill @WICKED_Musical Samantha Barks :D She would be gorgeous

Stage and screen actress Samantha Barks, who brought Eponine to life on the big screen in the recent film adaptation of Les Miz, played the role in the London production in 2010 and again in the show's 25th anniversary London concert at the O2 Arena. Barks also appeared in the Hollywood Bowl production of Chicago and the West End productions of Oliver! and Cabaret. We'd love to see her tackle the role of Elphaba. Here is her performance of "Defying Gravity."