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Kristin Chenoweth Talks Wicked Movie and Meeting Her Gay Fans

Kristin Chenoweth Talks Wicked Movie and Meeting Her Gay Fans

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The actress and vocalist talks her fans, love for the LGBT community, and upcoming projects.

Kristin Chenoweth has always been an inspiring ally for the LGBT community. So it's no surprise when the Broadway star revealed in a recent interview that her music saved a young gay man's life.

She revaled to PrideSource her most memorable encounter with a gay fan happened after her Christian music album, As I Am, released in 2005.

I was doing one of those talks--one of those moderated talks. After it was over I did a meet-and-greet, and I was signing the album and a guy comes up to me--he was probably about 35 and he was so cute and kind--and he just said, "I want to thank you for helping me. Just recently you helped save my life." And I was like, "Wait, whoa, what?" And he just said, "My whole life I've been told I was going to hell. And I'm gay and I love God and I'm Christian and I was able to show my family that, 'Look at this girl. She made this album and she thinks I'm OK.'" That was 10, 12 years ago. That really affected me and stayed with me. One I really remember.

Chenoweth also echoed Wicked co-star Idina Menzel's sentiments regarding other actresses taking their parts in the movie adaptation of their 2003 Broadway hit.

"I totally agree with her. We want someone who can do what we did. We don't want someone who can make it sound good in the studio. We want someone who can actually sing," said Chenoweth.

Chenoweth's latest album, The Art of Elegance, was released on September 23. The actress will also star as Velma Von Tussle in NBC's Hairspray Live! set to premiere on Dec. 7.

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