So when they were first introduced on set, Dove was extremely excited.
“She’s really cool…a total sweetheart,” she told JJJ. “We have actually a lot of mutual friends. My best friend Colton [Tran] is a good friend of hers and I’m really good friends with Jennette [McCurdy]. We’ve always sort of been in the same similar circles with Nickelodeon/Disney but we actually had never met. I had met [her brother] Frankie and I met her mom a couple times.”
The night before the Hairspray Live! press junket, Ariana had the gang over to her mom’s house to celebrate.
So what’s a hang with the “Dangerous Woman” singer like?
“It was great,” Dove said. “We were all just around the fire eating chips and salsa. And I brought vegan mousse. I was in the corner with Ari and Ephraim [Sykes] and Colton talking about life and relationships. It’s just good. Everybody is sweet. It’s a good blend of professionalism and real friendships.”
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The two diva songstresses performed “You Can’t Stop the Beat” alongside their Hairspray Live cast including cutie Garrett Clayton and newcomer Shahadi Wright Joseph.
“I had no idea what to expect from [my co-stars] Jennifer [Hudson] or Ari (Ariana Grande),” Dove has said. “Both have turned out to be the most adorable, down-to-hang. They are like really good friends.” She adds, “They’re really like care-taking people. They don’t walk around like world-famous vocal divas. It’s been an education in all ways.”
Hairspray Live! will air from Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. You won’t want to miss it. Watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade performance below!
“my hairspray family surprised me and i had no idea what to do,” Ari captioned a cute Instagram video, which you can watch below. “i’m so lucky to be a part of this beautiful loving family and I want to smother you all. please always be a part of my life @nbchairspraylive thank you @neilmeron for the cake.”
Hairspray Live! premieres on December 7 @ 8 p.m. on NBC!