Ariana Grande's 'Legally Blonde' reference in the 'thank u, next' video has the most iconic cameo
21 November 2018, 12:56 | Updated: 21 November 2018, 13:40
Ariana's upcoming music video for 'thank u, next' has references to 'Legally Blonde', '13 Going On 30', and 'Mean Girls'. She has already called it her "favorite video".
Ariana Grande's music video for her hit single 'thank u, next' is already shaping up to be a serious collaboration of fun and fantastic film references and cameos. What looked, at first, to be a project that highlighted the singer's love of Mean Girls has actually blossomed into confirmation that the star will be spoofing 13 Going on 30 and Legally Blonde, as well.
Ari has worked on the 'thank u, next' visuals with Hannah Lux Davis and the references and appearances have 'music video of the year' written all over it.
Ariana shared a photo of herself with Jennifer Coolidge, who plays the iconic Paulette in Legally Blonde.
new best friend .... thank u, next pic.twitter.com/ahJ4DUd4nJ— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 20, 2018
If you didn't immediately think "I'M TAKING THE DOG, DUMBASS" while looking at this photo, I truly have nothing for you. You may also remember Ariana doing this tres impressive impression of Paulette on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
she did an impression of jennifer now she’s filming a music video with her :’)— tammy (@arixnagrsnde) November 20, 2018
Of course, it's not a Legally Blonde moment without the expressed blessing of one Reese Witherspoon, who also chimed in after Ari began posting more LB references.
Also... 2 weeks ago I saw Cameron Diaz at Fred Segal and I talked her out of buying a truly heinous angora sweater! https://t.co/S06dEhLta2— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) November 21, 2018
The singer shared tons of content dedicated to the iconic Elle Woods, the charismatic law student who, in 2001, taught everyone that "the first cardinal rule of perm maintenance is that you're forbidden to wet your hair for at least twenty-four hours after getting a perm".
For fans of 13 Going on 30, Jennifer Garner's character will also be revisited as fans noticed Ariana donning an identical outfit to the lead.
13 Going On 30 in the Thank U, Next video as well... I have no words 😭💔 pic.twitter.com/2c2fjnOFlK— frank costa (@feistyfrank) November 20, 2018
She confirmed the connection and teased fans saying that they had "guessed the third! but there's still one more."
13 Going on 30 is of course, the iconic 2004 film about a teenager who is transformed into an adult woman over night but has no memories of the years in between her 13th birthday and her 30th.
Ariana confirmed to a fan that four movies would be referenced in the 'thank u, next' video. Mean Girls, Legally Blonde, and 13 Going on 30 all have the common thread of being early 00s films about young iconic women. So what could the last film be?
Ariana has already said 'thank u, next' will "probably be my favorite video i’ll ever do", so our expectations are through the roof.
super different from the rest but i think for many reasons this will probably be my favorite video i’ll ever do https://t.co/K7RerM42tD— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 20, 2018
Ariana's Victorious co-star and good pal Elizabeth Gillies also appears to be involved in the music video. The Dynasty actress posted a Mean Girls quote on Instagram along with a photo of a set of legs. What a time to be alive.