Damian from 'Mean Girls' was almost in Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' video

1 December 2018, 17:51 | Updated: 1 December 2018, 17:53

By Katie Louise Smith

According to Jonathan Bennett, Damian Franzese, who played Damian in 2004's Mean Girls, missed out on the music video because he was on tour.

Excuse me, do you have a moment to talk about our Lord and Saviour Ariana Grande's new music video? BECAUSE WE'VE GOT ALL DAY. In less than 24 hours, Ariana has broken YouTube records, blown our tiny minds and snatched every 'Best Music Video' award in existence with the iconic 'thank u, next' video.

All the hidden details you missed in Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' video

The video featured almost 20 cameos, including Jennifer Coolidge from Legally Blonde and appearances from Stefanie Drummond and Jonathan Bennett who played Bethany Byrd and THE Aaron Samuels in Mean Girls.

But according to Bennett, there was one more huge Mean Girls actor who was almost in the video... and that was Daniel Franzese, who played the one and only Damian.

Daniel Franzese who played Damian from Mean Girls was asked to be in the video
Daniel Franzese who played Damian from Mean Girls was asked to be in the video. Picture: Republic/Paramount Pictures

In a video shared with TMZ, Bennett revealed that Franzese was apparently going to appear in the video but he had to drop out because he is on currently on tour.

Uhhhhhh, can you imagine?! Damian back in the halls of North Shore?! Sitting next to Kris Jenner in the audience for the Winter Talent Show itching to get up on that stage and deliver another iconic rendition of Christina Aguilera's 'Beautiful'? In the crowd at the Spring Fling? IMAGINE!


Franzese currently hasn't said anything about missing out on the video on social media but he has liked a bunch of tweets about it and quote tweeted the teaser that Ariana posted earlier this week saying, "I can't breathe". Same.

Bennett also revealed that the turn around for the video shoot was pretty quick. He got a call and then two days later he was on set shooting the scenes. Whew!

Despite the lack of Damian, the video was perfect anyway. It had the perfect amount of cameos, it was the perfect homage, it was the perfect everything. But like, given the quick turn around, you can't really help but wonder... who else had to turn down the offer because of scheduling issues??

Watch the full video below:

Ariana Grande - thank u, next