By now, we're all very aware of Ariana Grande's song "Thank U, Next," but more importantly, the music video.
In it, she recreated four iconic rom-coms, including Suddenly 30, Bring It On, Legally Blonde and of course, Mean Girls.
She even recruited IRL actors from the movies to help her out, including Aaron Samuels (Jonathan Bennett).
Now, because her reenactment of the movie was so spot on, creator Tina Fey wants her for the Mean Girls musical!
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Tina (who wrote the book for the musical as well as the 2004 film) said that Ariana made a “great Regina” and she was “so honored” to see the singer-songwriter recreate the role. “It's a wonderful feeling to know the movie meant so much to her and that she's keeping it alive for a younger generation,” Tina added.
She went on to say that despite not being a fan of “stunt casting,” she’d be SO willing to put Ariana in the cast. “Call us, Ari,” she said.
Call them Ari!!!
And Tina isn’t the only Mean Girls creator who wants Ari. Composer Jeff Richmond told THR: “I agree. Ariana is always more than welcome!”
Ariana would be a welcome addition. Not only can she sing and act, but she's a natural in theatre. Ariana made her Broadway debut in 2008, joining the cast of Jason Robert Brown’s 13. A few years later, she joined Hairspray! Live as Penny Pingleton.
Most recently, she got to sing an Elphaba song NBC's concert production of Wicked!
It's perfect casting.