In 2015, Ariana Grande was a guest on the red carpet for the premiere of the television show “Scream Queens,” which she had a recurring role in. She was interviewed by co-star Emma Roberts, and the resulting interview has recently resurfaced online, bringing with it a wave of cringe-worthy awkwardness that fans can’t seem to get enough of.
The interview starts off innocently enough, with Roberts asking Grande about her character on the show and how she prepared for the role. But things quickly take a turn when Roberts asks Grande if she’s excited to be joining the cast.
Grande responds with a hesitant “Yeah,” before trailing off into silence. Roberts tries to fill the awkward gap by asking Grande if she’s met any of the other cast members yet, to which Grande replies that she hasn’t.
The tension only grows as Roberts continues to ask Grande questions, but receives short and terse answers in return. At one point, Roberts suggests that they should go and meet some of the other cast members together, to which Grande responds with a flat “No.”
Fans were quick to pick up on the uncomfortable vibe of the interview, with many taking to social media to express their thoughts. Some fans speculated that there may have been some underlying tension between the two co-stars, while others simply found the whole thing hilarious.
One Twitter user wrote, “I’ve watched this interview so many times now and I still can’t get over how awkward it is. You can cut the tension with a knife!”
Another fan tweeted, “I feel like Ariana just really didn’t want to be there, and Emma was trying way too hard to make conversation. It’s painful to watch, but also kind of addictive?”
While we may never know what was going through Grande’s mind during the interview, it’s clear that the moment has become an internet sensation in its own right. And who knows, maybe it will go down in history as one of the most awkward celebrity interviews of all time.
In some ways, the interview serves as a reminder that even celebrities can have their off days. It’s easy to forget that they’re human beings just like the rest of us, and sometimes they might not be in the mood for small talk or forced interactions.
But regardless of the reasons behind the awkwardness, there’s no denying that the Grande-Roberts interview has become an entertaining piece of pop culture history. Whether you cringe at the uncomfortable silence or find it strangely compelling, there’s something undeniably fascinating about watching two A-list celebrities struggle to make conversation on the red carpet.
In the end, perhaps the best thing we can do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the awkwardness. After all, who doesn’t love a good cringe-worthy moment every now and then?