Ariana Grande adds Matt Bennett to the 'thank u, next' video and 'Victorious' fans can't deal
30 November 2018, 11:31 | Updated: 30 November 2018, 13:16
Matt Bennett will feature in the 'Bring It On' segment of Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' video...
The wait is almost over. After days of teasing, Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' video finally comes out later today. It may not even be out yet but the visual is already in the running to becoming one of the standout pop moments of 2018. 'thank u, next' itself is already breaking records left right and centre and it looks like the video will do the same with its huge cameos and iconic references. We are ready.
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Fans of Ariana will already know that the video is set to pay tribute to four legendary 00s chick flicks: Mean Girls, 13 Going On 30, Legally Blonde and Bring It On. Not only that but it will feature cameos from stars of the actual films including both Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett) and Paulette (Jennifer Coolidge). However, it's the Victorious guest appearances that fans are really losing it over.
And now it's been revealed that Matt Bennett will star in the 'thank u, next' video.
For those of you who don't know, Matt played the beloved role of Robbie Shapiro alongside Ariana as Cat in 'Victorious' and has since acted in films including Bridesmaids and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Not to mention, he was also the love interest in Ariana's 'One Last Time' video. In 'thank u, next' he will be Ariana's beau again as Cliff Patone in the Bring It On portion as Ariana plays Torrence.
Ariana unveiled the news in a new behind the scenes clip of 'thank u, next' in which Matt and Ari recreate the now infamous toothbrush scene from Bring It On. Matt is the third Victorious cast member who Ariana's confirmed is in 'thank u, next'. Ari previously teased that Liz Gillies (Jade) will play Cady Heron in the Mean Girls segment and Daniella Monet (Trina) will be a Bring It On cheerleader.
Unsurprisingly fans are shook. Here are just a few of the reactions.
ariana and matt are so cute for this pic.twitter.com/yLWYpDPgq9— 𝖆𝖓𝖌𝖊𝖑𝖆 (@ohgodlygrande) November 29, 2018
matt bennett plays cliff and they do the tooth brushing scene??? I can’t BELIEVE ariana’s mind pic.twitter.com/Fk2NWt2pnY— courtney (@jesuisyentruoc) November 29, 2018
ariana, liz, matt and daniella. that's as close to a victorious reunion we're gonna get. pic.twitter.com/6Lbm4ODylG— ❤ Noor 💙 | #SaveShadowhunters (@magical_magnusb) November 27, 2018
ARIANA & MATT OMG 😭— 𝖑𝖆𝖛𝖊𝖓𝖉𝖊𝖗🧸 (@itslavenderstar) November 30, 2018
CAT AND ROBBIE OH MY GOD 😭#ThankUNext #ThankUNextVideo 😭 pic.twitter.com/SY8UMXLcZG
they are grown up. what a glow up. @ArianaGrande @mattbennett pic.twitter.com/O2iKZXY1bw— jess ily ari (@protectingagb) November 29, 2018
shut up i ship matt bennett and ariana— 𝓵𝓲𝒗 ❥ || 181 (@moonIightlili) November 23, 2018
As it stands, it's only been confirmed that Matt, Daniella and Liz from Victorious will be in the video but fans are speculating that there could be a full cast reunion. If so Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III and Avan Jogia might appear in the visual too.
Regardless, we cannot wait to see it.