Ariana Grande Shares Which ‘Eternal Sunshine’ Songs Should Feature Jennifer Coolidge

Ariana Grande shared her excitement about the prospect of collaborating with Jennifer Coolidge in the recording studio. The Grammy-winning artist and the podcast host discussed their mutual friend Coolidge, with Grande outlining her specific ideas for integrating Coolidge’s talents into her music.

“I would have her redo the voiceover for the ‘Saturn Returns Interlude.’ I would like a dramatic reading, please, of ‘The Boy Is Mine’ as well,” Grande remarked during the podcast. She emphasised a desire for Coolidge to infuse these tracks with emotional depth and vulnerability, suggesting a fresh perspective that Coolidge’s distinctive voice could uniquely bring.

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Grande and Coolidge’s friendship has deep roots, stretching back to Coolidge’s iconic reprisal of her ‘Legally Blonde’ character, Paulette Bonafonté, in Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ music video released in 2018. Their bond has flourished since, evident in their ongoing creative exchanges and mutual admiration.

Reflecting on their collaboration and its impact, Coolidge highlighted in a joint 2022 conversation how pivotal Grande’s invitation to appear in ‘Thank U, Next’ had been for her career resurgence. “I’m curious if you know that when people ask about how my life has changed,” Coolidge recalled telling Grande, “Yes, I got to do White Lotus, but I think it really started with you asking me to be in the ‘Thank U, Next’ video.”

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The Emmy-winning actress credited Grande for catalysing significant opportunities that followed, including her roles in ‘Promising Young Woman’ and other projects. “You were sort of the instigator,”  Coolidge affirmed, expressing gratitude for Grande’s pivotal role in her career trajectory. “I really believe that. I think if you hadn’t put me in ‘Thank U, Next,’ and done that imitation [on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2018], I don’t think I would be here where I am.”

Coolidge concluded with heartfelt appreciation, acknowledging Grande’s humility but emphasising her profound impact: “I just want to thank you. I know you’re a very humble person, you wouldn’t admit to it, but I’m just going to thank you.” Their collaboration aspirations underscore a creative synergy that fans eagerly anticipate witnessing in future music projects.

-Sushmita Sarkar