Everybody knew Ariana Grande was going to be a huge star. Ever since she was a kid, living in Florida, Ariana was displaying an enormous talent. Like that time when she sang The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Panthers' home contest against the Chicago Blackhawks. At the time, the singer was only 8 years old, but she was able to leave the audience aghast with her voice.
Even though this event took place 20 years ago, and some people may say this is not a long time, Ariana was almost brought to tears during a visit to Jimmy Fallon's show, in which the host showed her the footage that was provided by her mother, and she got so emotional about seeing the clip of her first gig ever.
Ariana's whole purpose in attending the show was to promote her involvement in the film titled 'Don't Look Up,' which was directed by Adam McKay, and has an ensemble cast consisting of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep. The movie will be Ariana Grande's first acting gig on film, since she made a cameo for the movie 'Men In Black: International'.
During the interview, Ariana revealed that when Adam McKay reached out to her offering the part of Riley Bina, she found it very exciting. “Oh my God. Well, hold on 'coz I have to audition. I need to earn this. I need to put myself on tape. When can I come in for it? He was like, 'no, no, no. It's a tiny thing,'” the singer said.
In the movie, Ariana plays Riley Bina, who is this aloof and unaware pop star, whose relationship with DJ Chello – played by Kid Cudi – fluctuate and ultimately eclipses the fact that the earth is coming to an end. The movie, which will come to select theaters on December 10th and on Netflix beginning on December 24th, tells the story of two low-level astronomers who go on a media tour in order to warn mankind about an approaching comet that will destroy Earth.
When asked whether fans will be able to see more acting of Ariana Grande in the future, she said “I would love that. I hope so.” It seems great things are coming to Ariana's table, as it was just revealed that the singer will portray the coveted role of Glinda on the film version of Wicked. The film adaptation of the highly popular musical has been discussed since 2004. While Grande will portray the good spirited witch, meanwhile actress Cynthia Erivo will portray the lead character, Elphaba.
This is not the first time Ariana Grande is linked to a Broadway musical's source material. In fact, back in 2008, she was cast in the supporting role of cheerleader Charlotte, in the musical 13. In this production, Ariana shared credits with Elizabeth Gillies (who played Lucy in the musical), who would later go on to star together in the Nickelodeon television series titled 'Victorious.'