Ariana Grande is everywhere right now. She’s in the charts, all over social media, she’s a coach on social media. And now, she’s set to fulfil a dream, starring as Glinda in the cinematic version of the Broadway hit Wicked.
Grande was all over late-night TV on Thursday (Nov. 4), when she Zoomed in for a chat on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
On this occasion, witchy stuff wasn’t a topic of conversation. Instead, Ari looked ahead to her next venture, Adam McKay’s film Don’t Look Up (“it was cool” to be a part of it) while Fallon took us for a trip back in time to the “thank u, next” singer’s very first gig.
Thanks to Ari’s mom, we got a glimpse of the-then eight-year-old singing the national anthem at a Florida Panthers hockey game.
On seeing the clip, Grande’s response was a mix of shock and horror.
The pop superstar also walked viewers through her experience as a coach on The Voice. Those contestants she selects and mentors, they’re like her kids. “I’m their stage mother,” she said.
Grande and Fallon will team up once again for the first episode of the talk-show host’s spin-off “That’s My Jam,” airing Monday, Nov. 29, at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.
Watch the interview below.