Ever since Ariana Grande dropped the Burn Book–esque lyric video for her latest single, “Thank U, Next,” there’s been a connection between the song and the iconic teen movie turned musical Mean Girls. But we are still kind of screaming over her latest Instagram, a picture from the set of the “Thank U, Next” music video shoot showing Grande as Regina George among the other Plastics. In her “A Little Bit Dramatic” T-shirt and blonde hair (no ponytail!), Grande is every bit the queen bee. But it’s the Dynasty actress Elizabeth Gillies, who costarred with Grande on Nickelodeon’s Victorious when they were tweens, who wins the award for best doppelgänger. Wearing Lohan-red hair and, we assume, Damien’s pink shirt, she truly is Cady Heron.
Rounding out the group are Courtney Chipolone as the Toaster Strudel heiress Gretchen Weiners; Alexa Luria as Karen Smith, sweet idiot whose boobs know when it’s going to rain; and Jonathan Bennett, who literally played Aaron Samuels in the movie. Hey, he’s aged well enough to reprise his most iconic role, so why not? But he does need to push his hair back. His hair looks sexy pushed back.
The not-yet-out “Thank U, Next” video will also pay homage to two of Grande’s other favorite girl-power flicks, Legally Blonde and Bring It On. Is it a coincidence that all three of these movies were turned into musicals? Is she trying to take Broadway now? Let’s ponder that while we take a look at all the behind-the-scenes snaps.
And yep, that’s a pregnant Colleen Balinger, aka “Miranda Sings,” in a Toros outfit:
Looking through the pop star’s recent Instagram posts, we also spotted a First Wives Club shout-out (from her Ellen performance) and what certainly looks like the dollhouse from 13 Going On 30.
Calling it now: This video is going to break the Girl Internet.
Ariana Grande’s Green Lip, Bella Hadid’s Flawless Skin, and More of This Week’s Best Instagram Beauty Moments
Ariana Grande wears dark green lipstick with a sleek cat eye and her signature ponytail.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley looked luminous with a bold brow, glowing cheekbones, and a slightly smokey cat eye.
Jourdan Dunn wears her hair in tight braided buns, with minimalist makeup and a glossy lip.
Kaia Gerber wears a pink lip with her all-yellow ensemble.
Lily Allen wears shimmery pink eyeshadow that matched her tie-dye top.
Bella Hadid shows off her glowing skin in a casual selfie.
Duckie Thot wears her hair in twists with a glossy lip and a puffy jacket.
Edie Campbell shows off a new ‘do, a bleach-blonde pixie, in a no-makeup selfie.
Kiersey Clemons sports pink hair, a pretty pink lip, and glowing skin in this selfie.
Busy Philipps sports a dark ’90s lip with bold brows, wavy hair, and gold hoop earrings.