The creator of Kidding starring funnyman Jim Carrey confirms that Ariana Grande will sing in her episode featured in the show’s second season.
News of Grande’s guest appearance in the Showtime series dropped last week July 3. Now, the show’s creator and showrunner Dave Holstein gave more details on her role. And yes, the Boyfriend hitmaker will be singing in her episode.
“I can tell you very little about her role. She is lovely and she sings and there’s nothing more heartbreaking and beautiful than standing 15 feet away from Ariana Grande and hearing her sing,” Holstein told media at the Television Critics Association summer press tour held last Friday.
“The one [episode] that she’s on is one of my favorite episodes this year because it’s a visual departure and a really exciting, emotional choice that we made that she really sunk her teeth into,” the showrunner teased.
Carrey, Grande’s long-time idol and childhood crush, sang praises for the “7 Rings” songstress, calling her a “singular artist.”
“Admiration doesn’t go just to the older generation, but also goes backwards as well,” the actor said. “She’s a singular artist. She has a gift. She has a thing that she does that’s like magic. … She was so game and willing to do it and willing to put herself in a place that was innocent and fun. She was a breath of fresh air.”
Grande also shared with fans on Instagram what it was like to work on Kidding with Carrey.
“There aren’t words,” she captioned a photo of them together. “I’ve been staring at my screen and no words do this moment justice. Thankful for the most special experience of my life. Nothing is crazier than getting to work with and spend time with someone whom you’ve idolized and adored since before you could speak.”
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there aren’t words. ☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️i’ve been staring at my screen and no words do this moment justice. thankful for the most special experience of my life. nothing is crazier than getting to work with and spend time with someone whom you’ve idolized and adored since before you could speak. actually, what’s even crazier is discovering that person to be more special and warm and generous in person than you ever could’ve imagined. i get to make a tiny appearance on the hilarious and deeply moving show Kidding next season. this was a DREAM of an experience. thank you thank you thank you Jim and thank you Dave for having me. i have so much more to say but words actually can’t …. cover it.
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.