On Friday, Ariana Grande reminded her followers that, regardless of her many abilities, she’s a vocalist first. The Grammy award winner is presently on the set of the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Depraved, simply one thing she’s doing in between albums and internet hosting The Voice.
Grande shared a TikTok wherein she’s responding to individuals who have been fairly rudely asking, “Why aren’t you continue to a singer?”
Below the video, she wrote, “[I’m] actually on set filming two musical films all day day-after-day,” together with a number of crying emojis. Within the TikTok itself, she stays on theme for Depraved and sings an unaccompanied cowl of “Someplace Over the Rainbow,” essentially the most iconic track from The Wizard of Oz, on which Depraved relies. And he or she sounds beautiful.
“Needed to sing you somewhat one thing however do not wish to sing something that’s not ‘Ozian’ in the intervening time,” Grande added within the caption. “Holding to my little bubble for now. Carried out with numerous love.”
Within the clip, Grande is hiding her blonde hair beneath an outsized knit sweater. The brand new look is for her character, Glinda. The musical artist is starring throughout from actress Cynthia Erivo, who performs the principle character, Elphaba, the misunderstood “Depraved Witch of the West.”
Erivo shared Grande’s publish in her Tales on Instagram, writing, “She is and at all times might be a singer, she simply occurs to have the ability to do greater than that!!! Now…as you had been…we’re working!!!”
In February, Erivo told E! Information’ Laverne Cox on the 2022 Display screen Actors Guild Awards pink carpet that the undertaking has been superb.
“Earlier than I even went to do the audition I knew that music just like the again of my hand. I used to be doing it at drama college and sneaking as much as the piano room and simply studying all of it,” she stated. “So I believe it is about studying the music, studying the story, discovering our kind of approach by way of it.”
She added, “Ariana and I’ve been assembly and chatting and speaking and constructing our personal relationship as a result of we all know that it is a sisterhood and we wish to be prepared and ready to be there for each other… It is essentially the most pleasant factor ever. We sat for like three hours on the ground of my home and simply chatted and talked about all the things.”
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and extra. Her first e-book, The Lonely Hunter, might be launched by Dial Press in February 2022.