Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “The Wiz”
If Diana does it, Michael will come
One of the reasons Diana was able to nab the role was because she promised that Michael would be a part of the film if she was cast. This was Michael’s first feature film and critics and audiences agreed he put his foot in it. He prepared for the film by studying the movements of gazelles, cheetahs and panthers to make the Scarecrow more graceful. He was certainly smooth when he and Diana eased on down that yellow brick road, wouldn’t you agree?