On July 10th, it was announced that Ariana Grande will make her big-screen debut in the comedy sequel Zoolander 2! The news was revealed as a direct result of Grande’s donut licking incident. Last week, she was seen in Rome, Italy for a set of projects, the only one we know is the shooting of Zoolander 2!
Susan Sarandon was one of the few celebrities to support Grande during the controversy, tweeting on Thursday, “lick a doughnut in solidarity with @ArianaGrande. A sweet, talented, true American.”
Today, lick a doughnut in solidarity with @ArianaGrande. A sweet, talented, true American. ???
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) July 9, 2015
In a subsequent interview with Vulture, Sarandon explained her quote by saying, “Well, I just worked with her. We did Zoolander 2 together, in Rome. She couldn’t be more professional or sweet.” She further defended Grande by stating, “Clearly [her remarks were] taken out of context,” and expressed that people should focus instead on the “effects of GMOs, which affect your health a lot more than licking a doughnut.” Sarandon ended by expressing, “She’s smart, and she’s a really great, very talented person. It’s just ridiculous they’re jumping on her the way they are.”
Zoolander 2, which was co-written and directed by Ben Stiller, also stars Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz, and Kristen Wiig. In addition to Grande’s cameo, Justin Bieber will also be in the comedy sequel, which is slated to hit theaters on February 12, 2016. What do you think about Ariana Grande being in Zoolander 2?