Elizabeth Gillies Joins Ariana Grande, 'Hairspray Live!' Cast In Aftershow Party

“Victorious” co-stars Elizabeth Gillies and Ariana Grande proved that their friendship remains intact despite their busy schedules. The BFFs spent time together during the aftershow party for the successful broadcast of NBC’s “Hairspray Live!”

Gillies even express how proud she is of the “Dangerous Woman” songstress on social media. She took to Instagram to share a photo of Grande, who collected flowers her friends gave her after the live musical. The “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” actress did not forget to express how proud she was of Grande in the caption. In another snap with some of her friends, Gillies admitted that she is a “Hairspray” groupie.

Aside from showing her support for the “Side to Side” hitmaker, Gillies also grabbed the chance to showcase her musician side by playing the piano for Garrett Clapton as the Link Larkin actor belts Jennifer Hudson’s “And I Am Telling You I’m Not going” in front of the other “Hairspray Live!” cast. Grande recorded a part of the performance and shared it to her Instagram followers.

Grande did not forget to also enjoy the get-together and even posed for some snapshots with her castmates. In one photo, Grande hugs Hudson as the two of them flash smiles for the camera. Grande praised the Grammy-winning artist for her “God given, breathtaking talent” and thanked the later for the “hugs and laughs and talks” they shared.

After the show, Grande also thanked her dear friend, Douglas Middlebrook, in a lengthy post about how the latter has been part of her journey, from the audition for her “Hairspray Live!” role to the live performance.

In another post, Grande poured her heart out while expressing the “bittersweet feeling” of playing Penny Lou Pingleton with the “most incredibly beautiful people I’ve ever met.” She admitted that she’s indeed very lucky to be part of the live production of the 1988 romantic musical comedy.

Elizabeth Gillies
Elizabeth Gillies

Elizabeth Gillies showed her support for her longtime friend Ariana Grande during NBC's "Hairspray Live!" Pictured: Gillies during the panel for “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” television series during the TCA FX Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California on Aug. 9, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

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