Looks like Ariana Grande is going to be showing off more of her acting skills! Actress Susan Sarandon revealed that she just filmed scenes with Ariana for ‘Zoolander 2!’ This is going to be the most star-studded sequel ever!
Zoolander 2 has just added another mega star to its lineup! Ariana Grande, 22, recently filmed scenes for the highly-anticipated sequel, Susan Sarandon, 68, confirmed in an all-new interview. The starlet is in the midst of a donut-licking scandal, so Susan took the time to defend her co-star, calling Ariana a “great, very talented person!”
Susan was one of the first and only celebrities to speak out in support of Ariana after her donut controversy — they’d just filmed scenes together! “Well, I just worked with her,” Susan told Vulture. “We did Zoolander 2 together, in Rome. “
How exciting! We’ve been anxiously awaiting Ariana’s role on the upcoming show Scream Queens, so this new role is just an added bonus! The pop star is no stranger to movies. She voiced the role of Laura in 2013’s Underdogs. Ariana joins the cast alongside Justin Bieber, 21, Kristen Wiig, 41, Ben Stiller, 49, and Owen Wilson, 46.
Despite her exciting acting endeavors and her popular music career, Ariana’s been having a difficult time lately. She’s been heavily criticized after a video appearing to show her “licking and spitting” on three donuts at Wolfee’s Donuts on July 4 with boyfriend Ricky Alvarez surfaced. She also came under fire for saying “I hate Americans” in the same video. She has apologized twice, and Susan thinks people slamming the star need to back off.
“She couldn’t be more professional or sweet,” Susan also said in the interview. “Her mom is great. Clearly [her remarks were] taken out of context. But of all the things — if only that energy was put to the study of the effects of GMOs, which affect your health a lot more than licking a doughnut. People should be outraged by what Monsanto is doing, not Ariana. She’s smart, and she’s a really great, very talented person. It’s just ridiculous they’re jumping on her the way they are.”
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— Avery Thompson