Jennifer Coolidge may have appeared in Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” music video in 2018. But the actress is now expressing her gratitude to the singer for assisting her in pursuing various possibilities.
On Thursday, during a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Coolidge was shown the impressions that Grande and Chloe Fineman did while on the show. After watching Grande’s imitation, Coolidge said it was the start of “a lot of good things” for her career.
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“You should know that that was the start of a lot of amazing things for me. I don’t know — I was in a dead zone, not much was going on,” she said to the late-night host. “Then Ariana performed this impersonation on your show, and you congratulated her, and the ball started going.”
Coolidge recalls her buddy encouraged her to reach out to Grande after seeing her impersonation. “You know, my buddy Theresa, she was like, ‘You know, you should just DM Ariana and say I thought that was such an amazing copy. And I was like, ‘No, she’s got like 260 million followers, those are robots!” she stated. We’ll never get to her since the robots answer the DMs.’
“I did it anyhow,” she added, “and this answer came back. And the next thing you know, I’m at her house getting fitted for a wardrobe fitting for ‘Thank U, Next.'” It’s all thanks to Jimmy Fallon!”
Since then, she’s had a leading part in HBO’s The White Lotus. In which she plays a lady who vacations at a luxury resort while grieving the death of her mother. Despite the positive feedback for her performance, the actress revealed to Fallon that she didn’t want to take the part in the first place.
“I know a lot of folks were riding their Pelotons when COVID started and all that. “I don’t know, it wasn’t my adventure,” she added, adding that she and her companion “devoured maybe six pizzas a day” while in quarantine. She claimed she’d attempt to come up with reasons not to take the part, but White Lotus creator Mike White “caught on.”