Ariana Grande took to Instagram on Wednesday to confirm her appearance on Showtime’s comedy-drama Kidding.
The 26-year-old singer announced her “tiny” cameo along with a heartfelt message to the show’s star Jim Carrey.
“I’ve been staring at my screen and no words do this moment justice. Thankful for the most special experience of my life,” she wrote in the caption. “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. […] Thank you thank you thank you Jim and thank you Dave [Holstein, the show’s creator] for having me.”
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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.
The Thank U, Next singer has expressed her admiration for Carrey numerous times. She has quoted some of the comedian’s most iconic lines on social media, and recently revealed that her first AIM screen name was “jimcarreyfan42.”
Back in April, Ariana shared one of Carrey’s quotes about mental health and the importance of self-care
“Depression is your body saying, ‘I don’t want to be this character anymore. I don’t want to hold up this avatar that you’ve created in the world. It’s too much for me,'” the quote read. “You should think of the word ‘depressed’ as ‘deep rest.’ Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character that you’ve been trying to play.”
Carrey responded to that message via Twitter:
.@ArianaGrande I read your lovely mention of me and things I’ve said about depression. A brilliant teacher and friend, Jeff Foster was OG on the “Deep Rest” concept. I admire your openness. I wish you freedom and peace. I feel blessed to have such a gifted admirer. Happy Easter! pic.twitter.com/BiMa6KHYb6
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 22, 2019