Kristin Chenoweth as Velma Von Tussle in 'Hairspray Live!'
Kristin Chenoweth plays the role of Velma in Hairspray Live! She's the woman behind Corny Collins' show, helping with the casting, but she is clear in wanting her daughter Amber to be the star. When talking about Chenoweth, co-star Ariana Grande revealed how starstruck she was to be around her. Just Jared reports that Chenoweth equally loves Grande, gushing that: I love her like she’s my own kid. I was online the other night in the middle of the night missing her and thinking I was missing out because I was on Broadway. I listened to her sing “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” and I thought, ‘Here’s my baby. A baby. Singing this song, making it her own’ and now I want her to do a whole album of that. But that’s for another time. Another cast member that Chenoweth went crazy for is Jennifer Hudson, telling InStyle: Honestly, I’ve been wanting to do something with Jennifer Hudson for a while now. I just want to be in the same room as her—she’s so talented. We hit it off at the first table read and it’s been a blast ever since! To get more information on Chenoweth and her role in Hairspray Live!, click through our gallery of her best on set and behind-the-scenes pics. (Photo by: Brian Bowen Smith/NBC)