Ariana Grande: Exclusive JJJ Interview!

Ariana Grande: Exclusive JJJ Interview!

Check out our exclusive Just Jared Jr. interview with actress Ariana Grande!

The 19-year-old beauty, best known for her role as Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon’s hit show Victorious, chatted with us about her love for Katy Perry, her upcoming TV kiss and how getting into character actually helped her through a devastating breakup. Check it:

JJJ: We love your concert style! Can you tell us about your dress?
AG: Thanks, this was actually made for me by a lady named Barcelona. I found her through a stylist. I was telling her that I don’t really find [many] dresses that I love, because I like older looking things, and she was like, “I can make you something!” So she made me this in a bunch of colors!

JJJ: That’s great! You’ve been singing for a while now. What’s the first song you remember singing as a child?
AG: The first song I ever sang out loud was an NSYNC song. I remember I was in the car with my mommy and [when she heard me sing] she was like, “Is that you? Can you do that again?”

JJJ: Does your single “Put Your Hearts Up” represent the rest of your upcoming album?
AG: No, it’s completely different. That was more of a commercial sounding pop record. My album is throwback Motown. It’s like modern Motown inspired pop and soul – It’s fun!

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JJJ: Do you have a favorite track off it?
AG: So far, of the titles that everyone knows, I think “Do You Love Me?” is my favorite.

JJJ: Is it true that you have the same voice coach as Katy Perry?
AG: Yes, Eric Vetro. He’s unbelievable! I met Katy actually through him. She’s such a sweet woman. I love her – she’s one of my inspirations, I look up to her. Just meeting her and seeing how cool she was, and nice, and sweet, and kind, and normal made me like, “Thank God for some normalcy in this business.” Because I’ve seen the opposite. I’ve seen some crazy, horrible people so seeing her was so refreshing.

JJJ: Do you remember what you guys chatted about when you first met?
AG: She told me I looked really cute and she liked my hair! She said I looked like the Little Mermaid and was like, “Best of luck to you!”

JJJ: That’s so sweet! Speaking of your red-velvet locks, which we also love, what’s the story behind them?
AG: Thanks! About an hour before I got cast on the show [Victorious] they called and asked if it’d be okay for them to do anything they wanted with my hair, and I eagerly said yes. I’m happy with their decision.

JJJ: Wow, that’s so spontaneous! Before landing your role on Nickelodeon, you were in the Broadway play 13. What would be your dream role if you ever returned to The Great White Way?
AG: I would love to go back and play Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors or Penny in Hairspray. I love the music in both [shows] and both roles are very girly. Penny is just quirky and fun and silly. Then Audrey is shy and would be a different role to play because she’s had a rough past and was abused. She’s also a New Yorker (says in a strong NY accent).

JJJ: Which Victorious character do you think you’d be BFFs with in real-life?
AG: Probably Cat. I love her and I adore her. Playing her makes me feel happier.

JJJ: So her positive vibes rub off on you?
AG: Yeah, like we were filming one season and I went through this horrible, horrendous breakup. My heart was broken and shattered. I was crying through hair and makeup, like I couldn’t even pull myself together. Then when I started playing Cat I forgot all about it. I was with Robbie (Matt Bennett), Jade (Elizabeth Gillies) and Andre (Leon Thomas) and nothing makes Cat sad really. She’s sort of high on life I guess and playing someone like that just makes me so happy.

JJJ: In future episodes, will fans get to see Cat and Robbie’s relationship heat up?
AG: Yeah it will…he kisses me! Cat doesn’t really know how to handle it, she like, “I don’t know!” I think deep down whether they decide to go anywhere with it or not in the long run they’re in love. I think Cat loves Robbie a lot and I think Robbie loves Cat.

JJJ: Speaking of relationships, what’s the best boy advice you’ve gotten?
AG: To only be with somebody if they make you feel like the best version of yourself. You can’t sacrifice yourself for anybody, you know?

JJJ: That’s great advice! Who’s your musical crush right now?
AG: Bruno Mars!

JJJ: You recently covered Justin Bieber’s song “Die in Your Arms” and it’s already gotten over 1 million views! Is that your favorite song of his?
AG: Yeah, I love that one and “As Long As you Love Me” and “Love Me Like you Do”!

JJJ: We heard you’re a big fan of The Wizard of Oz. Are you excited for the upcoming film Oz starring Mila Kunis and James Franco?
AG: Yeah, that’s crazy! Of course I’m excited, it’s one of my favorite stories – I love it!

Interviewed by: Morgan McMurrin (@MorganMcMurrin)

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#1
nicole @ 2:01 pm on 08/03/2012

“Yeah, like we were filming one season and I went through this horrible, horrendous breakup. My heart was broken and shattered. I was crying through hair and makeup, like I couldn’t even pull myself together.” I wonder if she’s talking about Graham or Jordan…poor girl :(

#2
auri 3.45 @ 6:52 am on 08/14/2012

I,AM SOOOOOO HAPPY

CABBIE HAPPEND REALY OMG OMG OMG I LOVE MY LIFE

I LOVE CAT AND ROBBIE SOOOO MUCH

OMG ROBBIE KISSES CAT

CAT LOVE ROBBIE, ROBBIE LOVE CAT OMG I LOVE MY LIFE AND
I LOVE VICTORIOUS

HI FANS FOR VICTORIOUS SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH I AM ITALIAN

#3
CABBIE FOREVER @ 3:19 pm on 08/21/2012

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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

YOU CABBIE

#4
lily @ 3:21 pm on 08/21/2012

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#5
victoriousbigtimerushbestshows @ 3:22 pm on 08/21/2012

i love victorious i love big time rush

i love cabbieeeeeeeeeeeeee

#6
lulalula @ 3:24 pm on 08/21/2012

cabbieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

#7
lenny @ 3:26 pm on 08/21/2012

i am happy cabbie happend soooooo happpyjay and i am a boy

#8
cabbie the best @ 3:26 pm on 08/21/2012

iii lll ooo vvv eee cabbie

#9
fizzien @ 3:28 pm on 08/21/2012

cabbie is sooo beautiful

#10
ariana grande i love you @ 3:30 pm on 08/21/2012

i think cabbie is the best couple of nickelodeon
cabbie is sweet cute adorable and romantisch

#11
cabbie ever @ 3:34 pm on 08/21/2012

cabbie is the best couple of nickelodeon

this is right ariana grande i love you cabbie is sweet cute adorable
and romantisch

#12
super girl @ 6:47 am on 08/22/2012

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ever ever ever

#13
.............................. @ 6:49 am on 08/22/2012

i love cat and robbie i love cabbie best couple of nickelodeon

#14
.............................. @ 6:50 am on 08/22/2012

c.a.b.b.i.e

#15
auri3.45 @ 6:51 am on 08/22/2012

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#16
auri3.45 @ 6:52 am on 08/22/2012

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#17
auri 3.45 @ 10:32 am on 09/01/2012

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#18
öeöeöe @ 3:36 pm on 09/13/2012

i think cabbie is in love cute and romantisch

what more for a couple

is the best couple of nickelodeon

cabbie ever ever ever

#19
auri 3.45 @ 3:43 pm on 10/01/2012

a normal couple is in love and cute and romantish cabbie is this
what more best couple of nickelodeon

#20
auri 3.45 @ 3:45 pm on 10/01/2012

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#21
auri 3.45 @ 2:52 pm on 02/07/2013

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CCAABBIIEE

#22
auri 3.45 @ 7:21 am on 04/07/2013

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii LLLLLLLLLLLLLOVE CABBIE SO MUCH I CAN DEATH

#23
auri 3.45 @ 7:22 am on 04/07/2013

CABBIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

SO LOVELY

CABBIE IS IN LOVE CUT AND ROMANTISCH WHAT MORE FOR A COUPLE

#24
auri 3.45 @ 7:24 am on 04/07/2013

CABBIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

SO LOVELY

CABBIE IS IN LOVE CUTE ROMANTISCH WHAT MORE FOR A COUPLE

#25
auri 3.45 @ 4:22 pm on 07/19/2013

auri3.45 that is me
but all oder names lualual öeöeöeöe and more taht is all my i am sorry for the play i am sooooo sorry

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