The ‘Thank U, Next’ video is finally with us and I’m sure that, like me, you spent all weekend giving thanks to our lord and saviour, Ariana Grande. But while us Arianators have been over the goddamn moon about this work of art since its inception, OG Mean Girls star Lindsay Lohan initially didn’t feel quite the same.
In fact, the actress had a lil dig at the singer via Instagram after it was revealed that Elizabeth Gillies would be playing her part of Cady Heron.
She shared the following salty post to let Grande know that while she’s flattered by the shoutout, Gillies cannot top her performance.
“Behind the scenes. Ain’t nobody Lindsay Lohan like the real Lindsay Lohan. But so flattered by @arianagrande loving #MeanGirls so much! Also, I love #dynasty.”
I’m thinking the fact that Grande cast the OG Aaron Samuels as well as the army pants and flip flops chick but neglected to invite Lindsay back also would’ve added salt to the wound.
Now, in a new interview with Cosmopolitan, the music video director Hannah Lux Davis spilled some tea on the making of the vid.
When asked if Lindsay was ever even considered for the part, she responded:
“No, we wanted to have her friends be the roles of her, of the plastics. From the get-go, Ariana was like, ‘I’m gonna have Alexa [Luria] as Karen, and Courtney [Chipolone] as Gretchen, and Liz [Gillies] as Cady.’
She was really adamant about her friends being so prominent in the video. I feel like it’s really cool because she had said, you know, these are the girls that have been by her side during these hard times and she is so excited to have this moment with them, forever time capsuled, of all these, her best friends with her, just gettin’ loose and having a good time and really showing her fans this side of them.”
Fair call IMO!
Check out the glorious vid once more below: