The singer says she’ll appear in the upcoming season of Carrey’s Showtime series.
Ariana Grande got to live out one of her dreams recently when she was invited to appear in the upcoming season of Jim Carrey's Showtime series Kidding. The singer posted a sweet picture with the actor/comedian on Wednesday (July 31) in which Carrey is smiling and embracing her, seemingly on the cloud-bedecked set of the show chronicling the struggles of children's show star Mr. Pickles.
"There aren't words," Grande wrote alongside the snap with a string of cloud emojis. "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."
Grande, who got her start in 2010 on the Nickelodeon series Victorious and has appeared on a number of other series and TV specials in the subsequent years (Sam & Cat, Scream Queens, Hairspray Live!), said her time on Kidding was "a dream of an experience." After thanking Carrey, she teased that she has "so much more to say but words actually can't…. cover it."
At press time it was not known what role Grande — who previously revealed that her AIM username was once "jimcarreyfan42" — will play on the show, whose second season is slated to debut on Showtime later this year. Earlier this year, Grande posted a series of inspirational quotes about understanding depression and photos from Carrey on her Instagram stories.
In response, Grande wrote, "I read your lovely mention of me and things I've said about depression… I admire your openness. I wish you freedom and peace. I feel blessed to have such a gifted admirer." She captioned another post of Carrey, "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH" and has said her affection for the actor goes back to fourth grade; in 2014 she posted video in which she broke down in tears while meeting him.