Behind the Scenes, Part 2
It's pretty much widespread knowledge at this point that Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" music video broke the internet — or at least YouTube. The iconic video, full of hidden references and celebrity cameos, smashed streaming records and left fans in awe. Grande, the benevolent musical queen that she is, knew listeners would crave more after the video's release, so she's decided to drop three behind-the-scenes looks at the making of her first No. 1 single.
The first 10-minute video dropped on Dec. 2 and gives fans a peek at the process behind re-creating two early-2000s movies: Legally Blonde and Bring It On. Part one includes a monumental Elle Woods scene previously cut from the original music video and a sweet moment where Grande reveals that she chose the films because they "shaped and molded the strong and intelligent, but still playful and girly" women today. Part two dropped on Friday, Dec. 7, and shows the process behind re-creating 13 Going on 30 and Mean Girls, specifically the iconic "Jingle Bell Rock" scene. Watch the videos in full ahead, and try not to sob when Jennifer Coolidge showers Grande with love and praise.