Jennifer Coolidge Calls Ariana Grande A ‘Very, Very Old Person’
If you thought Jennifer Coolidge’s recent comment about playing a dolphin was wild, her latest thoughts shared about her friend Ariana Grande will make you gasp in shock. The White Lotus star opened up Monday (January 16) about the pair’s relationship and the singer’s “rare” personality in an interview with ET Canada.
Coolidge, who starred in Grande’s “Thank U Next” music video, has been promoting her latest role in the rom-com Shotgun Wedding. The actress gushed about Grande, telling the publication, “I love that girl. She has so much cool. I mean, she’s at the beginning of her life and it’s like I… she is someone that is such an unusual story because she’s this very, very old person in a very young body. It’s really rare. I sometimes feel like I’m talking to someone ancient. Her take on things [and everything] is so advanced. I don’t really know how to explain her. I have never met anyone like her in my life.”
As for how Coolidge landed the cameo in Ariana’s music video, she saw the singer in a 2018 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon do an impression of her at the request of the host. After sharing that her favorite Coolidge films are Best in Show and Legally Blonde, Grande got right into character.
The Watcher actress shared last January during her appearance on the late-night show, “You should know, it was sort of the beginning of a lot of cool things that happened for me. I was going through a dead zone, not much was going on. Then Ariana did this imitation on your show and you encouraged her. And then this ball got rolling.”
She added, “My friend who is her age, Theresa, she was like, ‘You should DM Ariana.’ I thought it was such a good imitation and I was like, ‘No, she’s got like 260 million followers. Those are robots. The robots answer the DMs! And we will never ever get to her.’ And I did it anyway and then this response came back. Next thing you know, I was going to her house getting fit for wardrobe for ‘Thank U Next’. That was all because of Jimmy Fallon.”
Catch Jennifer Coolidge next in Shotgun Wedding, which premieres January 27 on Prime Video.