Ariana Grande insisted on auditioning for Don't Look Up after being offered a role out of the blue


‘I need to earn this!’ Ariana Grande reveals she insisted on auditioning for Don’t Look Up after director Adam McKay offered her a part in the film out of the blue


Ariana Grande revealed how she landed a role in the star-studded movie ‘Don’t Look Up’ on Thursday during a remote visit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  

The upcoming sci-fi black comedy written and directed by Adam McKay, 53, features Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Meryl Strip.

Jimmy, 47, asked Ariana, 28, how she got her part in the film.

Upcoming movie: Ariana Grande revealed how she landed a role in the star-studded movie 'Don't Look Up' on Thursday during a remote visit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Upcoming movie: Ariana Grande revealed how she landed a role in the star-studded movie ‘Don’t Look Up’ on Thursday during a remote visit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

‘It was so exciting because I love Adam McKay. I’m such a fan of his work. I’m such a comedy fan and I adore him,’ Ariana said of the director whose credits include: Anchorman, Talladega Nights and Step Brothers.

‘And he reached out and said, ”I have this role for you in my new movie.” And I was like, ”Oh, my god. Well, hold on, because I have to audition, I need to earn this, I need to put myself on tape”,’ Ariana revealed.

Ariana said the director told her an audition wasn’t necessary, because it was a ‘tiny quick thing’ and she then asked to read it.

‘I read it. I loved it. It’s brilliant. I have this tiny, but such a fun and incredible part. I feel so excited that I got to be a part of this. It was so cool,’ Ariana said.

Oscar winners; The upcoming sci-fi black comedy written and directed by Adam McKay, 53, features Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Meryl Strip

Oscar winners; The upcoming sci-fi black comedy written and directed by Adam McKay, 53, features Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett and Meryl Strip

Ariana said she portrays Riley Bina who is ‘this aloof and somewhat unaware popstar’ whose relationship with DJ Cello, played by Kid Cudi, ‘eclipses the news of the Earth coming to an end, which is great’.

Jimmy asked Ariana if more acting would be in her future.

‘I would love that. I hope so, yeah,’ Ariana said.

Acting future: Jimmy asked Ariana if more acting would be in her future

Acting future: Jimmy asked Ariana if more acting would be in her future

Ariana also told Jimmy that she was enjoying her first season as a coach on The Voice on NBC.

‘I’m loving it so much! I love everybody on set. I love the coaches. I love my contestants. They are so talented. I believe in them so much. I know this is just the starting point for everybody,’ Ariana said.

Jimmy noted that Ariana already has done collaborations with her fellow The Voice coaches Kelly Clarkson, 39, and John Legend, 42, and asked if would collaborate with Blake Shelton, 45.

New coach: 'I'm loving it so much! I love everybody on set. I love the coaches. I love my contestants. They are so talented. I believe in them so much. I know this is just the starting point for everybody,' Ariana said of being a new coach on The Voice

New coach: ‘I’m loving it so much! I love everybody on set. I love the coaches. I love my contestants. They are so talented. I believe in them so much. I know this is just the starting point for everybody,’ Ariana said of being a new coach on The Voice

‘I personally would love that. I’m a little bit surprised that he hasn’t reached out yet. …For me to be on the remix of his most recent single titled, ”When I die, I hope I come back as a country boy.;’ I personally feel that I’m a a perfect fit for something like that,’ Ariana quipped.

She was referencing Blake’s new song Come Back As A Country Boy that he released last month.

The Voice will begin its live playoffs on Monday on NBC.

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