On July 9, 2015, Susan Sarandon defending Ariana on Twitter for her "donut controversy." Susan was quoted in a magazine on July 11 saying about Ariana, "Well, I just worked with her. We did Zoolander 2 together, in Rome. She couldn’t be more professional or sweet... Clearly [her remarks were] taken out of context... She’s smart, and she’s a really great, very talented person." This was the first confirmation that Ariana was in Zoolander 2. Ariana posted a picture with her friend Tyler Ford on July 1, 2015, that confirmed she was in Rome.
- This is Ariana's first Hollywood movie (in Underdogs she only voices a character)
- Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander
- Owen Wilson as Hansel McDonald
- Penélope Cruz as Valentina Valencia
- Christine Taylor as Matilda Jeffries
- Kristen Wiig as Alexanya Atoz
- Will Ferrell as Jacobim Mugatu
- Cyrus Arnold as Derek Zoolander Jr.
- Billy Zane as Himself
- Fred Armisen as VIP
- Justin Bieber as Himself
- Kyle Mooney as Don Atari
- Beck Bennett as Geoff Mille
- Nathan Lee Graham as Todd
- Ariana Grande as Latex BDSM